Accessing Player

Accessing player instance

We have seen a lot of examples where we could assign Player to client.player for easy access of the Player instance. But polluting client like this could be a bad idea:

client.player = player;

This would also remove intellisense as client does not have a property called player. To solve this issue, discord-player provides singleton constructor support. You just need to update your code to the following:

- const player = new Player(client);
+ const player = Player.singleton(client);

The code above will not create duplicate instances of Player. Each time you call Player.singleton(), you will receive the same instance and full intellisense.

Player.singleton() creates a single instance of player which is shared in the future. You can simply do Player.singleton() to access player instance whenever you want without polluting client.