disallow certain object properties (no-restricted-properties)

Certain properties on objects may be disallowed in a codebase. This is useful for deprecating an API or restricting usage of a module’s methods. For example, you may want to disallow using describe.only when using Mocha or telling people to use Object.assign instead of _.extend.

Rule Details

This rule looks for accessing a given property key on a given object name, either when reading the property’s value or invoking it as a function. You may specify an optional message to indicate an alternative API or a reason for the restriction.

Options

This rule takes a list of objects, where the object name and property names are specified:

{
    "rules": {
        "no-restricted-properties": [2, {
            "object": "disallowedObjectName",
            "property": "disallowedPropertyName"
        }]
    }
}

Multiple object/property values can be disallowed, and you can specify an optional message:

{
    "rules": {
        "no-restricted-properties": [2, {
            "object": "disallowedObjectName",
            "property": "disallowedPropertyName"
        }, {
            "object": "disallowedObjectName",
            "property": "anotherDisallowedPropertyName",
            "message": "Please use allowedObjectName.allowedPropertyName."
        }]
    }
}

If the object name is omitted, the property is disallowed for all objects:

{
    "rules": {
        "no-restricted-properties": [2, {
            "property": "__defineGetter__",
            "message": "Please use Object.defineProperty instead."
        }]
    }
}

If the property name is omitted, accessing any property of the given object is disallowed:

{
    "rules": {
        "no-restricted-properties": [2, {
            "object": "require",
            "message": "Please call require() directly."
        }]
    }
}

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/* eslint no-restricted-properties: [2, {
    "object": "disallowedObjectName",
    "property": "disallowedPropertyName"
}] */

var example = disallowedObjectName.disallowedPropertyName; /*error Disallowed object property: disallowedObjectName.disallowedPropertyName.*/

disallowedObjectName.disallowedPropertyName(); /*error Disallowed object property: disallowedObjectName.disallowedPropertyName.*/
/* eslint no-restricted-properties: [2, {
    "property": "__defineGetter__"
}] */

foo.__defineGetter__(bar, baz);
/* eslint no-restricted-properties: [2, {
    "object": "require"
}] */

require.resolve('foo');

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/* eslint no-restricted-properties: [2, {
    "object": "disallowedObjectName",
    "property": "disallowedPropertyName"
}] */

var example = disallowedObjectName.somePropertyName;

allowedObjectName.disallowedPropertyName();
/* eslint no-restricted-properties: [2, {
    "object": "require"
}] */

require('foo');

When Not To Use It

If you don’t have any object/property combinations to restrict, you should not use this rule.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 3.5.0.

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