aurelia Creating A Custom Element With Bindable Properties


Creating a Custom Element with bindable properties is a snap. If you want to create an element that accepts one or more values which the plugin can use, the @bindable decorator and syntax is what you are looking for.

Below, we are creating a custom element that accepts an array of fruits and displays them.

Example: my-element.js

import {bindable} from 'aurelia-framework';

const validFruits = [

export class FruitCustomElement {
    @bindable fruits = [];

    fruitsChanged(newVal, oldVal) {
        if (newVal) {
            newVal.filter(fruit => {
                return validFruits.indexOf(fruit) >= 0;
    <ul if.bind="fruits">
        <li repeat.for="fruit of fruits">${fruit}</li>

Using it:

export class MyViewModel {
    myFruits = [];

    attached() {
        this.myFruits = ['Apple', 'Banana', 'Orange', 'Pineapple', 'Grapes', 'Peach'];
    <require from="./my-element"></require>

    <fruit fruits.bind="myFruits"></fruit>