Have your events and their listeners type-checked with no overhead.

npm version


Simply add the dependency using npm:

$ npm i tiny-typed-emitter

or using yarn:

$ yarn add tiny-typed-emitter


  1. import tiny-typed-emitter library:

    import { TypedEmitter } from 'tiny-typed-emitter';
  2. define events and their listener signatures (note: quotes around event names are not mandatory):

    interface MyClassEvents {
     'added': (el: string, wasNew: boolean) => void;
     'deleted': (deletedCount: number) => void;
  3. on this step depending on your use case, you can:

    • define your custom class extending EventEmitter:
      class MyClass extends TypedEmitter<MyClassEvents> {
       constructor() {
    • create new event emitter instance:
      const emitter = new TypedEmitter<MyClassEvent>();

Generic events interface

To use with generic events interface:

interface MyClassEvents<T> {
  'added': (el: T, wasNew: boolean) => void;

class MyClass<T> extends TypedEmitter<MyClassEvents<T>> {


Compatible subclasses with different events

The type of eventNames() is a superset of the actual event names to make subclasses of a TypedEmitter that introduce different events type compatible. For example the following is possible:

class Animal<E extends ListenerSignature<E>=ListenerSignature<unknown>> extends TypedEmitter<{spawn: () => void} & E> {
  constructor() {

class Frog<E extends ListenerSignature<E>> extends Animal<{jump: () => void} & E> {

class Bird<E extends ListenerSignature<E>> extends Animal<{fly: () => void} & E> {

const animals: Animal[] = [new Frog(), new Bird()];

No Overhead

Library adds no overhead. All it does is it simply reexports renamed EventEmitter with customized typings. You can check lib/index.js to see the exported code.

Tiny Typed Emitter

Fully type-checked NodeJS EventEmitter

Tiny Typed Emitter Info

⭐ Stars 58
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 5 months ago
🕒 Created 2 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 2
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 29
😎 Author binier