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    React Swipeable

    Don't fork this unless you want a hacked around version of this lib. I have removed the linter and size tests because they're a pain in the backside.

    React swipe event handler component & hook

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    Use React-hooks or a Component and set your swipe(d) handlers.

    import { useSwipeable, Swipeable } from 'react-swipeable'


    const handlers = useSwipeable({ onSwiped: (eventData) => eventHandler, ...config })
    return (<div {...handlers}> You can swipe here </div>)

    Spread handlers onto the element you wish to track swipes inside of. Details below.


    <Swipeable onSwiped={(eventData) => eventHandler} {...config} >
      You can swipe here!

    The Component <Swipeable> uses a <div> by default under the hood to attach event handlers to.

    Props / Config Options

    Event Handler Props

      onSwiped,          // Fired after any swipe
      onSwipedLeft,      // Fired after LEFT swipe
      onSwipedRight,     // Fired after RIGHT swipe
      onSwipedUp,        // Fired after UP swipe
      onSwipedDown,      // Fired after DOWN swipe
      onSwiping,         // Fired during any swipe

    Event data

    All Event Handlers are called with the below event data.

      event,          // source event
      initial,        // initial swipe [x,y]
      first,          // true for first event
      deltaX,         // x offset (initial.x - current.x)
      deltaY,         // y offset (initial.y - current.y)
      absX,           // absolute deltaX
      absY,           // absolute deltaY
      velocity,       // √(absX^2 + absY^2) / time
      dir,            // direction of swipe (Left|Right|Up|Down)

    Configuration Props

      delta: 10,                             // min distance(px) before a swipe starts
      preventDefaultTouchmoveEvent: false,   // preventDefault on touchmove, *See Details*
      trackTouch: true,                      // track touch input
      trackMouse: false,                     // track mouse input
      rotationAngle: 0,                      // set a rotation angle

    Component Specific Props

      nodeName: 'div',    // internally rendered component dom node
      innerRef            // callback ref for internal component dom node

    None of the props/config options are required.

    Hook details

    • Hook use requires react >= 16.8.0
    • The props contained in handlers are currently ref and onMouseDown
      • Please spread handlers as the props contained in it could change as react improves event listening capabilities
        • See #127 for some more context

    preventDefaultTouchmoveEvent Details

    preventDefaultTouchmoveEvent prevents the browser's touchmove event. Use this to stop the browser from scrolling while a user swipes.

    • e.preventDefault() is only called when:
      • preventDefaultTouchmoveEvent: true
      • trackTouch: true
      • the users current swipe has an associated onSwiping or onSwiped handler/prop


    • If a user is swiping right with <Swipable onSwipedRight={this.userSwipedRight} preventDefaultTouchmoveEvent={true} > then e.preventDefault() will be called, but if the user was swiping left then e.preventDefault() would not be called.

    Please experiment with the example to test preventDefaultTouchmoveEvent.

    passive listener issue

    At the moment, the lighthouse audit is deducting 7 points from the best practices metric for "Does not use passive listeners to improve scrolling performance".

    This will not affect behavior in the application, merely the score on the lighthouse audit.

    This is currently being tracked in issue 167.

    Version 5 Updates

    React hooks have been released with 16.8.0 🎉

    v5 of react-swipeable includes a hook, useSwipeable, that provides the same great functionality as <Swipeable>. See the useSwipeable hook in action with this codesandbox.

    The component is still included and migration to v5 is straightforward. Please see the migration doc for more details including more info on the simplified api.


    Initial set up, with node 10+, run npm install.

    Make changes/updates to the src/index.js file.

    Please add tests if PR adds/changes functionality.

    Verify updates with the examples

    Build, run, and test examples locally: npm run start:examples

    After the server starts you can then view the examples page with your changes at http://localhost:3000.

    You can now make updates/changes to src/index.js and webpack will rebuild, then reload the page so you can test your changes!




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