ReactiveVar, add the
reactive-var package to your project by running
in your terminal:
Constructor for a ReactiveVar, which represents a single reactive variable.
- initialValue Any
The initial value to set.
equalsFuncis ignored when setting the initial value.
- equalsFunc Function
Optional. A function of two arguments, called on the old value and the new value whenever the ReactiveVar is set. If it returns true, no set is performed. If omitted, the default
equalsFuncreturns true if its arguments are
===and are of type number, boolean, string, undefined, or null.
A ReactiveVar holds a single value that can be get and set, such that calling
set will invalidate any Computations that called
get, according to the
usual contract for reactive data sources.
A ReactiveVar is similar to a Session variable, with a few differences:
ReactiveVars don’t have global names, like the “foo” in
Session.get("foo"). Instead, they may be created and used locally, for example attached to a template instance, as in:
ReactiveVars are not automatically migrated across hot code pushes, whereas Session state is.
ReactiveVars can hold any value, while Session variables are limited to JSON or EJSON.
An important property of ReactiveVars — which is sometimes a
reason for using one — is that setting the value to the same
value as before has no effect; it does not trigger any invalidations.
So if one autorun sets a ReactiveVar, and another autorun gets the
ReactiveVar, a re-run of the first autorun won’t necessarily trigger
the second. By default, only primitive values are compared this way,
set on an argument that is an object (not a
primitive) always counts as a change. You can configure this behavior
Returns the current value of the ReactiveVar, establishing a reactive dependency.