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Module @apollo-elements/lit-apollo


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🚀 LitElement base classes that connect to your Apollo cache 🌜

👩‍🚀 It's one small step for a dev, one giant leap for the web platform! 👨‍🚀

📓 Contents

🔧 Installation

Apollo elements' lit-apollo is distributed through npm, the node package manager. To install a copy of the latest version in your project's node_modules directory, install npm on your system then run the following command in your project's root directory:

npm install --save @apollo-elements/lit-apollo

👩‍🚀 Usage

You'll need to bundle the Apollo library with a tool like Rollup. See instructions for bundling Apollo for advice on how to build a working Apollo client.

We recommend assigning your ApolloClient instance to the __APOLLO_CLIENT__ global variables. This not only automatically gives you dev tools support, but also lets all of your apollo elements connect to the client without needing to configure them.

import { ApolloClient, InMemoryCache, HttpLink } from '@apollo/client/core';

const cache =
  new InMemoryCache();

const link =
  new HttpLink({ uri: '/graphql' });

export const client =
  new ApolloClient({ cache, link });

window.__APOLLO_CLIENT__ = client;

Once that's been accomplished, import the base class and extend from it to define your component.

Use @apollo-elements/rollup-plugin-graphql during bundling, and @web/dev-server-rollup during development to allow importing graphql documents.

query HelloQuery {
  helloWorld {
import type {
  HelloQueryData as Data,
  HelloQueryVariables as Variables
} from '../codegen/schema';

import { ApolloQuery, html, customElement } from '@apollo-elements/lit-apollo';

import HelloQuery from './Hello.query.graphql';

export class HelloQueryElement extends ApolloQuery<Data, Variables> {
  query = HelloQuery;

  render() {
    return html`
      <what-spin-such-loader ?active="${this.loading}"></what-spin-such-loader>
      this.error ? html`
        <h1>😢 Such Sad, Very Error! 😰</h1>
    : html`
          ${this.data?.helloWorld.greeting ?? 'Hello'},
          ${this.data?.helloWorld.name ?? 'Friend'}!

🍹 Mixins

You don't need to use LitElement base class for your components if you use the mixins. You just have to handle the rendering part on your own: e.g. for a query component, you'd implement yourself what happens after data, error, loading, or networkStatus change.

👷‍♂️ Maintainers

apollo-elements is a community project maintained by Benny Powers.

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