Class WebSocketConnector<Header, Provider, Remote>

Web Socket Connector.

The WebSocketConnector is a communicator class which connects to a websocket server, and interacts with it through RPC (Remote Procedure Call) concept.

You can connect to the websocket server using connect method. The interaction would be started if the server accepts your connection by calling the WebSocketAcceptor.accept method. If the remote server rejects your connection through WebSocketAcceptor.reject method, the exception would be thrown.

After the connection, don't forget to closing the connection, if your business logics have been completed, to clean up the resources. Otherwise, the closing must be performed by the remote websocket server, you can wait the remote server's closing signal through the join method.

Also, when declaring this WebSocketConnector type, you've to define three generic arguments; Header, Provider and Remote. Those generic arguments must be same with the ones defined in the target WebSocketServer and WebSocketAcceptor classes (Provider and Remote must be reversed).

For reference, the first Header type repersents an initial data from the remote client after the connection. I recommend utilize it as an activation tool for security enhancement. The second generic argument Provider represents a provider from client to server, and the other Remote means a provider from the remote server to client.

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Type Parameters

  • Header

    Type of the header containing initial data.

  • Provider extends object | null

    Type of features provided for the remote server.

  • Remote extends object | null

    Type of features supported by remote server.



  • IWebSocketCommunicator




  • Parameters

    • Optionalcode: number
    • Optionalreason: string

    Returns Promise<void>

  • Connect to remote websocket server.

    Try connection to the remote websocket server with its address and waiting for the server to accept the trial. If the server rejects your connection, then exception would be thrown (in Promise.catch, as WebSocketError).

    After the connection and your business has been completed, don't forget to closing the connection in time to prevent waste of the server resource.


    Returns Promise<void>

  • Destory the communicator.

    A destory function must be called when the network communication has been closed. It would destroy all function calls in the remote system (by Driver<Controller>), which are not returned yet.

    The error instance would be thrown to those function calls. If the disconnection is abnormal, then write the detailed reason why into the error instance.


    • Optionalerror: Error

      An error instance to be thrown to the unreturned functions.

    Returns Promise<void>

  • Get Driver for RFC (Remote Function Call).

    The Controller is an interface who defines provided functions from the remote system. The Driver is an object who makes to call remote functions, defined in the Controller and provided by Provider in the remote system, possible.

    In other words, calling a functions in the Driver<Controller>, it means to call a matched function in the remote system's Provider object.

    • Controller: Definition only
    • Driver: Remote Function Call

    Type Parameters

    • Controller extends object = NonNullable<Remote>

      An interface for provided features (functions & objects) from the remote system (Provider).

    • UseParametric extends boolean = false

      Whether to convert type of function parameters to be compatible with their pritimive.

    Returns Driver<Controller, UseParametric>

    A Driver for the RFC.

  • Get current Provider.

    Get an object providing features (functions & objects) for remote system. The remote system would call the features (Provider) by using its Driver<Controller>.

    Returns Provider

    Current Provider object

  • Join connection.

    Wait until the connection to be closed.

    Returns Promise<void>

  • Join connection or timeout.

    Wait until the connection to be clsoed until timeout.


    • ms: number

      The maximum milliseconds for joining.

    Returns Promise<boolean>

    Whether awaken by disconnection or timeout.

  • Join connection or time expiration.

    Wait until the connection to be closed until time expiration.


    • at: Date

      The maximum time point to join.

    Returns Promise<boolean>

    Whether awaken by disconnection or time expiration.

  • Data Reply Function.

    A function should be called when data has come from the remote system.

    When you receive a message from the remote system, then parse the message with your special protocol and covert it to be an Invoke object. After the conversion, call this method.


    • invoke: Invoke

      Structured data converted by your special protocol.

    Returns void