One thing that just got me about [Aurelia’s] @customElement used in conjunction with @containerless is that it doesn’t propagate events.

For instance, I had tried to use:

//view-model
@containerless
@customElement('tag-panel')
export class TagPanel {
     el: HTMLElement;
     //etc
     dispatch() : void {
        let e = createEvent('saved', this.property);
        this.el.dispatchEvent(e);
     }
}

With view markup (Pug)

template
   button(ref="el", click.delegate="dispatch()") 

But I noticed that the event wasn’t propagating. It turns out that the correct thing to do in this case is to inject the DOM element into your view-model, and then dispatch the event from there:

//view-model
@containerless
@inject(Element)
@customElement('tag-panel')
export class TagPanel {

     constructor(private el: Element) {
     }

     dispatch() : void {
        let e = createEvent('saved', this.property);
        this.el.dispatchEvent(e);
     }
}

And don’t reference el from your view:


template
   button(click.delegate="dispatch()") 

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