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request-animation-helpers

0.1.0 • Public • Published

request-animation-helpers

A small collection of functions to help build on the capabilities of the requestAnimationFrame browser API, enabling you to navigate the browser's repaint cycle a little more easily.

The creation of this package was first inspired while writing this blog post, and the implementation details are modeled after Kyle Simpson's work from several years back, modeled with permission.

What's Included

The following functions are exported from this library:

afterFuturePaint(callbackFunction[, numberOfPaints = 1])

Fire a callback after the browser's next paint. This is handy when you need to perform some sort of action only after previous DOM changes have been painted to the DOM. If a second paramter is passed, the callback will fire only after that many paints have taken place.

cancelAfterFuturePaint(id)

In the event you need to cancel the callback defined for afterFuturePaint, use cancelAfterFuturePaint to cancel that callback, preventing it from firing.

Installation

npm install request-animation-helpers

Usage

Fire a Callback After Next Repaint

import { afterFuturePaint } from "request-animation-helpers";
 
afterFuturePaint(() => {
  console.log("will fire after the next repaint!");
});

Fire a Callback After Several Repaints

import { afterFuturePaint } from "request-animation-helpers";
 
afterFuturePaint(() => {
  console.log("will fire after 5 repaints!");
}, 5);

Cancel a Scheduled Callback

import {
  afterFuturePaint,
  cancelAfterFuturePaint,
} from "request-animation-helpers";
 
const id = afterFuturePaint(() => {
  console.log("will fire after next repaint!");
});
 
// will no longer fire after next repaint!
cancelAfterFuturePaint(id);

Non-Module Usage

To use these helpers an old-school environment, or without the help of a bundler, reference the RAHelpers object and call the method you desire:

<script src="src/to/request-animation-helpers.js"></script>
<script>
  RAHelpers.afterFuturePaint(() => {
    console.log('done!');
  }, 2);
</script>

Install

npm i request-animation-helpers

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