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auto-bind

Automatically bind methods to their class instance

It also correctly binds inherited properties.

If you're targeting Node.js 12 and later or the browser, you should consider using class fields instead.

Install

npm install auto-bind

Usage

import autoBind from 'auto-bind';

class Unicorn {
	constructor(name) {
		this.name = name;
		autoBind(this);
	}

	message() {
		return `${this.name} is awesome!`;
	}
}

const unicorn = new Unicorn('Rainbow');

// Grab the method off the class instance
const message = unicorn.message;

// Still bound to the class instance
message();
//=> 'Rainbow is awesome!'

// Without `autoBind(this)`, the above would have resulted in
message();
//=> Error: Cannot read property 'name' of undefined

API

autoBind(self, options?)

Bind methods in self to their class instance.

Returns the self object.

self

Type: object

An object with methods to bind.

options

Type: object

include

Type: Array<string | RegExp>

Bind only the given methods.

exclude

Type: Array<string | RegExp>

Bind methods except for the given methods.

React

Same as autoBind but excludes the default React component methods.

import autoBindReact from 'auto-bind/react';

class Foo extends React.Component {
	constructor(props) {
		super(props);
		autoBindReact(this);
	}

	// …
}

Related

  • bind-methods - Bind all methods in an object to itself or a specified context