Y.Text

A shared type that represents Text & RichText

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import * as Y from 'yjs'
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const ydoc = new Y.Doc()
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// You can define a Y.Text as a top-level type or a nested type
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// Method 1: Define a top-level type
const ytext = ydoc.getText('my text type')
// Method 2: Define Y.Text that can be included into the Yjs document
const ytextNested = new Y.Text()
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// Nested types can be included as content into any other shared type
ytext.set('my nested text', ytextNested)
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// Common methods
ytext.insert(0, 'abc') // insert three elements
ytext.format(1, 2, { bold: true }) // delete second element
ytext.toString() // => 'abc'
ytext.toDelta() // => [{ insert: 'a' }, { insert: 'bc', attributes: { bold: true }}]

API

ytext = new Y.Text(initialContent): Y.Text Create an instance of Y.Text with existing content.

ytext.doc: Y.Doc | null (readonly) The Yjs document that this type is bound to. Is null when it is not bound yet.

ytext.parent: Y.AbstractType | null (readonly) The parent that holds this type. Is null if this ytext is a top-level type.

ytext.length: number (readonly) The length of the string in UTF-16 code units. Since JavaScripts' String implementation uses the same character encoding ytext.toString().length === ytext.length.

ytext.insert(index: number, content: String[, format: Object<string,any>]) Insert content at a specified index. Optionally, you may specify formatting attributes that are applied to the inserted string.

ytext.format(index: number, length: number, format: Object<string,any>) Assign formatting attributes to a range of text.

ytext.applyDelta(delta: Delta) Apply a Text-Delta to the Y.Text instance.

ytext.delete(index: number, length: number) Delete length characters starting from index.

ytext.toString(): String Retrieve the string-representation (without formatting attributes) from the Y.Text instance.

ytext.toDelta(): Delta Retrieve the Text-Delta-representation of the Y.Text instance. The Text-Delta is equivalent to Quills' Delta format.

ytext.toJSON(): String Retrieves the string representation of the Y.Text instance.

ytext.clone(): Y.Text Clone this type into a fresh Y.Text instance. The returned type can be included into the Yjs document.

ytext.observe(function(YTextEvent, Transaction)) Registers a change observer that will be called synchronously every time this shared type is modified. In the case this type is modified in the observer call, the event listener will be called again after the current event listener returns.

ytext.unobserve(function) Unregisters a change observer that has been registered with ytext.observe.

ytext.observeDeep(function(Array<Y.Event>, Transaction)) Registers a change observer that will be called synchronously every time this type or any of its children is modified. In the case this type is modified in the event listener, the event listener will be called again after the current event listener returns. The event listener receives all Events created by itself or any of its children.

ytext.unobserveDeep(function) Unregisters a change observer that has been registered with ytext.observeDeep.

Delta Format

[todo]

[formatting attributes]

Observing changes: Y.TextEvent

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yarray.observe(yarrayEvent => {
yarrayEvent.target === yarray // => true
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// Find out what changed:
// Option 1: A set of keys that changed
ymapEvent.keysChanged // => Set<strings>
// Option 2: Compute the differences
ymapEvent.changes.keys // => Map<string, { action: 'add'|'update'|'delete', oldValue: any}>
// sample code.
yarrayEvent.changes.keys.forEach((change, key) => {
if (change.action === 'add') {
console.log(`Property "${key}" was added. Initial value: "${ymap.get(key)}".`)
} else if (change.action === 'update') {
console.log(`Property "${key}" was updated. New value: "${ymap.get(key)}". Previous value: "${change.oldValue}".`)
} else if (change.action === 'delete') {
console.log(`Property "${key}" was deleted. New value: undefined. Previous value: "${change.oldValue}".`)
}
})
})
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ymap.set('key', 'value') // => Property "key" was added. Initial value: "value".
ymap.set('key', 'new') // => Property "key" was updated. New value: "new". Previous value: "value".
ymap.delete('key') // => Property "key" was deleted. New value: undefined. Previous Value: "new".
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Y.TextEvent API

See Y.Event API. The API is inherited from Y.Event.I'm still in the process of moving the documentation to this place. For now, you can find the API docs in the README:

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