createEvent

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Method for creating an event.

createEvent<T>(name?): Event<T>
createEvent(name?): Event<void>

Arguments

  1. name? (string): Event name

Returns

Event: New event

Notes

Event – it is a function which allows to change state when called (see example 1) also it can be a good way to extract data (see example 2). Also it allows us to send data to another event or effect via effector operators.

Example 1

import { createStore, createEvent } from "effector";

const incrementBy = createEvent();
const resetCounter = createEvent();
const $counter = createStore(0);

$counter.on(incrementBy, (counter, number) => counter + number).reset(resetCounter);

$counter.watch((counter) => {
  console.log("counter is now", counter);
});
// => counter is now 0

incrementBy(10);
// => counter is now 10

incrementBy(10);
// => counter is now 20

incrementBy(10);
// => counter is now 30

resetCounter();
// => counter is now 0

Try it

We created a store $counter and an event incrementBy, and started watching the store.
Notice the function call incrementBy(10). Whenever you will call incrementBy(10), you can look at the console and see how state of $counter changes.

Example 2

import { createEvent } from "effector";

const fullNameReceived = createEvent();

const firstNameReceived = fullNameReceived.map((fullName) => fullName.split(" ")[0]);
const lastNameReceived = fullNameReceived.map((fullName) => fullName.split(" ")[1]);
const firstNameUppercaseReceived = firstNameReceived.map((firstName) => firstName.toUpperCase());

firstNameReceived.watch((firstName) => console.log("First name", firstName));
lastNameReceived.watch((lastName) => console.log("Last name", lastName));
firstNameUppercaseReceived.watch((firstName) => console.log("Upper case", firstName));

fullNameReceived("John Doe");
// => First name John
// => Last name Doe
// => Upper case JOHN

Try it

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