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Click counter example

This example demonstrates creating a view model class and applying various bindings to some HTML markup so that it reflects and edits the state of the view model.

Knockout tracks dependencies. Internally, hasClickedTooManyTimes has a subscription on numberOfClicks, so when numberOfClicks changes, that forces hasClickedTooManyTimes to be re-evaluated. Similarly, multiple parts of the UI reference hasClickedTooManyTimes and are therefore subscribed to it. Whenever hasClickedTooManyTimes changes, this causes the UI to be updated.

You don’t have to define or manage these subscriptions manually. They are created and destroyed as needed by the framework. Check the HTML source code to see how simple this is.

Live example

You've clicked   times
That's too many clicks! Please stop before you wear out your fingers.

Source code: View

<div>You've clicked <span data-bind='text: numberOfClicks'>&nbsp;</span> times</div>

<button data-bind='click: registerClick, disable: hasClickedTooManyTimes'>Click me</button>

<div data-bind='visible: hasClickedTooManyTimes'>
    That's too many clicks! Please stop before you wear out your fingers.
    <button data-bind='click: resetClicks'>Reset clicks</button>

Source code: View model

    var ClickCounterViewModel = function() {
        this.numberOfClicks = ko.observable(0);

        this.registerClick = function() {
            this.numberOfClicks(this.numberOfClicks() + 1);

        this.resetClicks = function() {

        this.hasClickedTooManyTimes = ko.computed(function() {
            return this.numberOfClicks() >= 3;
        }, this);

    ko.applyBindings(new ClickCounterViewModel());

Try it in jsFiddle