watch-object

Observe changes on JavaScript objects

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Observe changes on JavaScript objects. Based on Watch.JS with a few differences.
  • Supports only ES5-compliant browsers (IE9+)
  • Proxies the original descriptors (getters and setters) on observed objects
  • No interval loop, no dirty checking
  • Ignores new or removed properties

Installation

npm install watch-object

Usage

Global

<script src="node_modules/watch-object/dist/watch-object.js"></script>
<script>
  WatchObject.watch()
  WatchObject.unwatch()
</script>

CommonJS

var watchObject = require('watch-object')
var watch = watchObject.watch
var unwatch = watchObject.unwatch

ES6

import { watch, unwatch } from 'watch-object'

Watch a single object property

var obj = {
  a: 'initial value for a',
  b: 'initial value for b'
}
watch(obj, 'a', function (newVal, oldVal) {
  console.log(newVal, oldVal)
})

obj.a = 'new value for a'
// => 'new value for a', 'initial value for a'

obj.b = 'new value for b'
// the 'b' property is not observed

Watch many object properties

var obj = {
  a: 'initial value for a',
  b: 'initial value for b'
}
watch(obj, ['a', 'b'], function (newVal, oldVal, propName) {
  console.log(newVal, oldVal, propName)
})

Watch arrays

var obj = {
  a: [1,2,3,4,5]
}
var list = [1,2,3,4,5]

watch(obj, 'a', function (added, removed, index, action) {
  console.log(added, removed, index, action)
})

obj.a.push(6)
// => [6], undefined, 5, 'push'

watch(list, function (added, removed, index, action) {
  console.log(added, removed, index, action)
})

list.pop()
// => undefined, [5], 4, 'pop'

list.splice(2,2,'a','b','c')
// => ['a','b','c'], [3,4], 2, 'splice'

Remove watchers

// remove a watcher for an observed property
unwatch(obj, 'propName', callback)

// remove a watcher for all properties of an observed object
unwatch(obj, callback)

// remove all watchers for all properties of an observed object
unwatch(obj)

Property descriptors

var obj = {
  _a: 1
}

Object.defineProperty(obj, 'a', {
  get: function () {
    return this._a
  },
  set: function () {
    this._a = 2
  },
  enumerable: true,
  configurable: true
})

watch(obj, 'a', function() {})
// => obj.a === 1

obj.a = 'x'
// => obj.a === 2