RxBinding 0.4

RxBinding 0.4

Maintained by [Meng Li].

Depends on:
RxSwift< 6.0.0, >= 5.0.0
RxCocoa< 6.0.0, >= 5.0.0


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RxBinding provides ~>, <~> and ~ operators for data binding using RxSwift, to replace the bind(to:) and disposed(by:) method in RxSwift.

RxBinding is inspired by the following operators.


RxBinding is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'RxBinding'

With @_expoerted import, the operators can be used in the all file of the project.

@_exported import RxBinding

Usage of ~>

The type of text is Observable<String?> and the type of label.rx.text is Binder<String?>. RxSwfit provides the following method for the one way data binding between them.

viewModel.text.bind(to: label.rx.text).disposed(by: disposeBag)

With the operators ~> (bind(to:)) and ~ (disposed(by:)) in RxBinding, we can bind with the following simple code.

viewModel.text ~> label.rx.text ~ disposeBag

Bind an observable object to multiple binders.

viewModel.text ~> [label1, label2].map { $0.rx.text } ~ disposeBag

Usage of <~>

The type of text is BehaviorRelay<String?> and the type of textFeild.rx.text is ControlProperty<String?>. To apply the two way data binding between them, we need the following code by RxSwift.

viewModel.text.bind(to: textFeild.rx.text).disposed(by: disposeBag)
textFeild.rx.text.bind(to: viewModel.text).disposed(by: disposeBag)

With the <~>, a simple two way bind operator, and ~ (disposed(by:)) in RxBinding, we can do the same thing with the following simple code.

viewModel.text <~> textFeild.rx.text ~ disposeBag

Multiple Bindings

RxBinding supports using a single disposeBag for multiple binding operators like this:

disposeBag ~ [
    viewModel.text <~> textFeild.rx.text,
    viewModel.uppercaseText ~> label.rx.text,
    viewModel.charactersCount ~> [characterCountLabel1, characterCountLabel2].map { $0.rx.text }

or this:

viewModel.text <~> textFeild.rx.text ~
viewModel.uppercaseText ~> label.rx.text ~
viewModel.charactersCount ~> [characterCountLabel1, characterCountLabel2].map { $0.rx.text }
  ~ disposeBag


I am considering how to remove the operator ~ after the Binder or the ControlEvent property.

viewModel.text ~> label.rx.text

If anyone has a good idea about this, please contact me here https://github.com/RxSwiftCommunity/RxBinding/issues/1 or create a PR. Thanks.

The operator ~> is equal to bind(to:).

viewModel.text ~> label.rx.text

is euqals to

viewModel.text.bind(to: label.rx.text)

I mean how to combine the method disposed(by:) into the operator ~>.


To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


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RxBinding is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.