Ember.ActionHandler Class packages/ember-runtime/lib/mixins/action_handler.js:10

The Ember.ActionHandler mixin implements support for moving an actions property to an _actions property at extend time, and adding _actions to the object's mergedProperties list.

Ember.ActionHandler is available on some familiar classes including Ember.Route, Ember.View, Ember.Component, and controllers such as Ember.Controller and Ember.ObjectController. (Internally the mixin is used by Ember.CoreView, Ember.ControllerMixin, and Ember.Route and available to the above classes through inheritance.)

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send

(actionName, context)

Triggers a named action on the ActionHandler. Any parameters supplied after the actionName string will be passed as arguments to the action target function.

If the ActionHandler has its target property set, actions may bubble to the target. Bubbling happens when an actionName can not be found in the ActionHandler's actions hash or if the action target function returns true.

Example

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App.WelcomeRoute = Ember.Route.extend({
  actions: {
    playTheme: function() {
       this.send('playMusic', 'theme.mp3');
    },
    playMusic: function(track) {
      // ...
    }
  }
});

Parameters:

actionName String
The action to trigger
context *
a context to send with the action

willMergeMixin

private

Moves actions to _actions at extend time. Note that this currently modifies the mixin themselves, which is technically dubious but is practically of little consequence. This may change in the future.

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actions

Hash

The collection of functions, keyed by name, available on this ActionHandler as action targets.

These functions will be invoked when a matching {{action}} is triggered from within a template and the application's current route is this route.

Actions can also be invoked from other parts of your application via ActionHandler#send.

The actions hash will inherit action handlers from the actions hash defined on extended parent classes or mixins rather than just replace the entire hash, e.g.:

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App.CanDisplayBanner = Ember.Mixin.create({
  actions: {
    displayBanner: function(msg) {
      // ...
    }
  }
});

App.WelcomeRoute = Ember.Route.extend(App.CanDisplayBanner, {
  actions: {
    playMusic: function() {
      // ...
    }
  }
});

// `WelcomeRoute`, when active, will be able to respond
// to both actions, since the actions hash is merged rather
// then replaced when extending mixins / parent classes.
this.send('displayBanner');
this.send('playMusic');

Within a Controller, Route, View or Component's action handler, the value of the this context is the Controller, Route, View or Component object:

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App.SongRoute = Ember.Route.extend({
  actions: {
    myAction: function() {
      this.controllerFor("song");
      this.transitionTo("other.route");
      ...
    }
  }
});

It is also possible to call this._super() from within an action handler if it overrides a handler defined on a parent class or mixin:

Take for example the following routes:

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App.DebugRoute = Ember.Mixin.create({
  actions: {
    debugRouteInformation: function() {
      console.debug("trololo");
    }
  }
});

App.AnnoyingDebugRoute = Ember.Route.extend(App.DebugRoute, {
  actions: {
    debugRouteInformation: function() {
      // also call the debugRouteInformation of mixed in App.DebugRoute
      this._super();

      // show additional annoyance
      window.alert(...);
    }
  }
});

Bubbling

By default, an action will stop bubbling once a handler defined on the actions hash handles it. To continue bubbling the action, you must return true from the handler:

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App.Router.map(function() {
  this.resource("album", function() {
    this.route("song");
  });
});

App.AlbumRoute = Ember.Route.extend({
  actions: {
    startPlaying: function() {
    }
  }
});

App.AlbumSongRoute = Ember.Route.extend({
  actions: {
    startPlaying: function() {
      // ...

      if (actionShouldAlsoBeTriggeredOnParentRoute) {
        return true;
      }
    }
  }
});

Default: null