Class Location

public

Location defines an interface to be implemented by location APIs. It is not user-constructible; the only valid way to get a Location is via one of its concrete implementations.

Implementations

You can pass an implementation name (hash, history, none) to force a particular implementation to be used in your application.

Location API

Each location implementation must provide the following methods:

  • getURL: returns the current URL.
  • setURL(path): sets the current URL.
  • replaceURL(path): replace the current URL (optional).
  • onUpdateURL(callback): triggers the callback when the URL changes.
  • formatURL(url): formats url to be placed into href attribute.

Calling setURL or replaceURL will not trigger onUpdateURL callbacks.

Custom implementation

Ember scans app/locations/* for extending the Location API.

Example:

import HistoryLocation from '@ember/routing/history-location';

export default class MyHistory {
  implementation = 'my-custom-history';

  constructor() {
    this._history = HistoryLocation.create(...arguments);
  }

  create() {
    return new this(...arguments);
  }

  pushState(path) {
     this._history.pushState(path);
  }
}

Show:

url
String

the url to format

Formats url to be placed into href attribute.

url
String

the new URL to replace the current URL with.

Replace the current URL (optional). Calling replaceURL will not trigger onUpdateURL callbacks.

url
String

the new URL to update to.

Sets the current URL. Calling setURL will not trigger onUpdateURL callbacks.