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Nest Event

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Event handler for Nest.js framework with decorators


  • Communicate between modules without import
  • Organize event handlers with decorators
  • Work with multiple Event Emitters


$ npm i --save nest-event


Import NestEventModule into your root module (AppModule)

// app.module.ts

import { Module } from '@nestjs/common';
import { AppController } from './app.controller';
import { AppService } from './app.service';
import { NestEventModule } from 'nest-event';
  imports: [NestEventModule],
  controllers: [AppController],
  providers: [AppService],
export class AppModule {}

Nest Event is coming with an internal event emitter. If you provide one without a name, the module do not create the internal emitter. Also, you can use any instance with extended from EventEmitter

To provide an emitter use @Emitter decorator.

import { EventEmitter } from 'events';
import { Injectable } from '@nestjs/common';
import { Emitter } from './nest-event';

export class MyEventEmitter extends EventEmitter {}

You can provide multiple emitters with passing a name.

export class WebsocketClient extends Websocket {}

Event Handler

To adding a listener for an event you can use @On decorator.

import { Injectable } from '@nestjs/common';
import { On } from './nest-event';
import { User } from './interfaces';

export class EmailService {

  onUserCreated(user: User){
    // send verification email

If you have multiple emitters you can separate the handlers with @From decorator.

  onSubscribe(channel: string){
    // do something

Event Emitter

To access your emitters in different modules, controllers etc. You can use NestEventEmitter

import { NestEventEmitter } from './nest-event';

export class UserController {
    private readonly nestEventEmitter: NestEventEmitter,
    ) {}

  signup() {
    // ...
    this.nestEventEmitter.emit('user-created', user);

If you provide multiple emitters you can select one with:

 this.nestEventEmitter.emitter('my-emitter').emit('user-created', user);

Also, you can get your emitters as StrictEventEmitter

// define your events
 interface Events {
   request: (request: Request, response: Response) => void;
   done: void;

Future Goals

  • Add tests;


You are welcome to contribute to this project, just open a PR.


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