TransformStreamDefaultController

The TransformStreamDefaultController interface of the Streams API provides methods to manipulate the associated ReadableStream and WritableStream.

When constructing a TransformStream, the TransformStreamDefaultController is created. It therefore has no constructor. The way to get an instance of TransformStreamDefaultController is via the callback methods of TransformStream.TransformStream().

Properties

TransformStreamDefaultController.desiredSizeRead only

Returns the desired size to fill the readable side of the stream's internal queue.

Methods

TransformStreamDefaultController.enqueue()

Enqueues a chunk (single piece of data) in the readable side of the stream.

TransformStreamDefaultController.error()

Errors both the readable and writable side of the transform stream.

TransformStreamDefaultController.terminate()

Closes the readable side and errors the writable side of the stream.

Examples

In the following example, a transform stream passes through all chunks it receives as Uint8Array values, using the error() and enqueue() methods.

const transformContent = {
  start() {}, // required.
  async transform(chunk, controller) {
    chunk = await chunk
    switch (typeof chunk) {
      case 'object':
        // just say the stream is done I guess
        if (chunk === null) controller.terminate()
        else if (ArrayBuffer.isView(chunk))
          controller.enqueue(new Uint8Array(chunk.buffer, chunk.byteOffset, chunk.byteLength))
        else if (Array.isArray(chunk) && chunk.every(value => typeof value === 'number'))
          controller.enqueue(new Uint8Array(chunk))
        else if ('function' === typeof chunk.valueOf && chunk.valueOf() !== chunk)
          this.transform(chunk.valueOf(), controller) // hack
        else if ('toJSON' in chunk) this.transform(JSON.stringify(chunk), controller)
        break
      case 'symbol':
        controller.error("Cannot send a symbol as a chunk part")
        break
      case 'undefined':
        controller.error("Cannot send undefined as a chunk part")
        break
      default:
        controller.enqueue(this.textencoder.encode(String(chunk)))
        break
  },
  flush() { /* do any destructor work here */ }
}

class AnyToU8Stream extends TransformStream {
  constructor() {
    super({...transformContent, textencoder: new TextEncoder()})
  }
}

Specifications

Specification
Streams Standard (Streams)
# ts-default-controller-class

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