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How to push a variable?

  • I have the following:

    class ChatRoom extends Room {

    constructor () {

      players: {},
      messages: [],
      roomname: []


    In onJoin(client)...

    //it works if I do this, I can retrieve the string in Unity.
    this.state.roomname.push ('a room passed as string');

    var roomname = {
    roomName : 'a room passed as string'

    //it doesn't work if I do this, I get a '1' as the result when i try to read the object.
    this.state.roomname.push (roomname);

    How do I push a variable?
    I'm thinking like in . I can send currentUser, in Unity I use a Json deserialiser to read the contents.

    var currentUser = {
    socket.emit('move', currentUser);

    Can I do something similar using this.state.roomname.push(currentUser) ?

  • My solution to this is using JSON.stringify to parse the variable into a string. I'm hoping there is a better solution.

    var roomname = {
    roomName : 'a room passed as string'
    var text = JSON.stringify (roomname);
    console.log("stringify text: " + text);

       this.state.roomname.push (text);


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