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Nested Templates

Expressions in the body of an element can return a function, which takes two arguments - host and target (text node position marker). The update function returned by the html is compatible with this API, and it can be used to create nested templates.

const submit = (fn) => html`
  <button type="submit" onclick=${fn}>Submit</button>
`;

function myCallback(host, event) {...}

html`
  <form>
    ...
    ${submit(myCallback)}
  </form>
`;

In the above example submit function creates a template with fn callback. The main template can use this function in the expression with a custom callback. If so, the nested template with a button is rendered in the form element.

The child template propagates element instance context from the parent. The host argument of the myCallback is the same as it would be with a function used directly in the main template. This pattern allows creating template parts, that can be easily defined in separate files and re-use across different custom elements.

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