Mafu Mafu - 1 year ago 126
Node.js Question

io.sockets.socket(socket_id).emit() - has no method 'socket'

im running a nodejs server + express + version 1.0.4 and everything works as expected in my app, but i just cant emit a message from server side to client side via:

socket_server.sockets.socket(socket_id).emit("message", data);

when i try server throws following error:

TypeError: Object #<Namespace> has no method 'socket'

but i can remember that code worked on my 0.7./0.8. projects

What am i doing wrong? :(

a snippet out of my app.js (nodejs server):

var express = require('express');
var app = express();

/* Server Start */
var server = app.listen(8080, function() {
console.log('Listening on port %d', server.address().port);

app.set("view options", {
layout: false
app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public'));

app.get('/', function(req, res) {

var socket_server = require('').listen(server);
socket_server.sockets.on('connection', function(client) {
// fire my emits here like: socket_server.sockets.socket(socket_id).emit("msg", data);

Answer Source

In 1.0 you should use:


to emit to a specific client.


has been replaced in 1.0.

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