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frint-router v5.7.2

Router package for Frint

frint-router

npm

Router package for Frint


Guide

Installation

With npm:

$ npm install --save frint-router

Via unpkg CDN:

<script src="https://unpkg.com/frint-router@latest/dist/frint-router.min.js"></script>

<script>
  // available as `window.FrintRouter`
</script>

Usage

The classes exported by this package are all independent and can be used as is.

import HashRouterService from 'frint-router/HashRouterService';
// import BrowserRouterService from 'frint-router/BrowserRouterService';
// import MemoryRouterService from 'frint-router/MemoryRouterService';

const router = new HashRouterService();
const subscription = router.getHistory$().subscribe(function (history) {
  console.log(history);
  // {
  //   length: 1,
  //   location: { ... }, // Object liked `window.location`
  //   action: 'PUSH',
  // }
});

The subscription will keep emitting new values every time there is a change in history.

Convention

To connect it well with other packages, we need to follow a convention of using the provider name router:

import { createApp } from 'frint';
import HashRouterService from 'frint-router/HashRouterService';

const RootApp = createApp({
  name: 'MyRootApp',
  providers: [
    {
      name: 'router',
      useFactory: function () {
        return new HashRouterService();
      },
      cascade: true,
    }
  ],
});

Direct imports

It is advised to import the appropriate router service class directly from the package, to make sure you are only bundling the services you explicitly need.

// will bundle only the individual HashRouterService
import HashRouterService from 'frint-router/HashRouterService';

// will bring ALL the service classes
import { HashRouterService } from 'frint-router';

API

The package exports three classes:

  • BrowserRouterService: uses HTML5 History API
  • HashRouterService: For legacy browsers
  • MemoryRouterService: useful for tests

All of them implement the same set of methods.

BrowserRouterService

constructor

Arguments

  1. options (Object)
  • options.enableCache (Boolean): Enables caching, set to true by default.
  • options.cacheLimit (Number): Maximum limit of entries to cache, set to 10000 by default.

getHistory$

getHistory$()

Streams history as it changes over time.

Returns

Observable: Streams history Object.

Structure of history object:

{
  length: 1, // number of entries
  location: { ... }, // like `window.location`
  action: 'PUSH' // either PUSH, REPLACE, or POP
}

getMatch$

getMatch$(pattern, options)

Keeps matching pattern against history as it keeps changing over time.

Arguments

  1. pattern (String): Pattern to match against
  2. options (Object)
  • options.exact (Boolean): Matches pattern exactly, defaults to false.

Returns

Observable: Streams null if nothing matched, otherwise a matched object.

A matched object follows this structure:

{
  url: '/',
  isExact: true,
  params: {
    key: 'value',
  }
}

getMatch

getMatch(pattern, history, options)

Synchronous way of matching pattern against provided history.

Arguments

  1. pattern (String): Pattern to match against
  2. history (Object): History object
  3. options (Object)
  • options.exact (Boolean)

Returns

Returns null when nothing matched, or a matched object.

go

go(n)

Arguments

  1. n (Number)

Returns

void

push

push(path, state)

Arguments

  1. path (String)
  2. state (Object)

Returns

void

replace

replace(path, state)

Arguments

  1. path (String)
  2. state (Object)

Returns

void

goBack

goBack()

Equivalent to go(-1)

Returns

void

goForward

goForward()

Returns

void

HashRouterService

Same as above.

MemoryRouterService

Same as above.

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