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Introducing react-router-nav-prompt ๐ŸŽ‰

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Dane David
ยทAug 10, 2020ยท

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Today, I've decided to make my new npm package react-router-nav-prompt public!

react-router-nav-prompt exposes simple APIs based on hooks & render props to confirm user navigation while using React Router. The package is intended to give the flexibility to show any UI when a user tries to leave a route, instead of the un-configurable <Prompt/> component provided by React Router. It exposes a hook for React v16.8+ functional components and a component for use with both functional & class components.

Usage

useNavPrompt:
import { useNavPrompt } from 'react-router-nav-prompt';
import Modal from 'your-component-library';

const FormComponent () => {
  const [email, setEmail] = useState('');

  const {
    blocked,
    hidePrompt,
    navigate,
  } = useNavPrompt({
    shouldBlock: Boolean(email),
  });

  if (blocked) {
    return (
      <Modal>
        <div>
          Are you sure you want to leave this page?
        </div>
        <button onClick={hidePrompt}>Stay & fill the form</button>
        <button onClick={navigate}>Continue without saving</button>
      </Modal>
    );
  }

  return (
    <div>
      <input
        type="text"
        onChange={(ev) => setEmail(ev.target.value)}
        value={email}
      />
    </div>
  );
};
NavPrompt:
import { NavPrompt } from 'react-router-nav-prompt';
import Modal from 'your-component-library';

const FormComponent () => {
  const [email, setEmail] = useState('');

  const {
    blocked,
    hidePrompt,
    navigate,
  } = useNavPrompt({
    shouldBlock: Boolean(email),
  });

  return (
    <NavPrompt>
      {({
        blocked,
        hidePrompt,
        navigate,
      }) => (
        blocked
        ? (
          <Modal>
            <div>Are you sure you want to leave this page?</div>
            <button onClick={hidePrompt}>Stay & fill the form</button>
            <button onClick={navigate}>Continue without saving</button>
          </Modal>
        ) : (
          <div>
            <input
              type="text"
              onChange={(ev) => setEmail(ev.target.value)}
              value={email}
            />
          </div>
        )
      )}
    </NavPrompt>
  );
};

Feel free to try the package out or see the code at github.com/danedavid/react-router-nav-prompt.

It's still at v0.4 as I have currently tested it only with BrowserRouter & haven't checked inter operability with various APIs like HashRouter, MemoryRouter as well as usage with React Native. Feel free to reach out to me or raise an issue!

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