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React Dialog Manager

Lightweight library to simplify and streamline dialog workflow in React.


npm install @joe-lep/react-dialog-manager


// ...import statements
import { DialogManager, useDialogManager, useDialogControls } from '@joe-lep/react-dialog-manager';

const DialogWithTextField = () => {
  const { open, closeDialog, submitDialog } = useDialogControls();
  const [fieldValue, setFieldValue] = useState(defaultFieldValue);

  return (
    <Dialog open={open} onClose={closeDialog}>
      <input value={fieldValue} onChange={e => setFieldValue(e.target.value)} />
      <button type="button" onClick={closeDialog}>
      <button type="submit" onClick={() => submitDialog(fieldValue)}>

const DialogOpener = () => {
  const { openDialog } = useDialogManager();

  const handleClick = () => {
      .onSubmit((fieldValue) => {
        console.log('Dialog submitted with text input', fieldValue);
      .onClose(() => {
        console.log('Dialog was closed without submitting');

  return (
    <button type="button" onClick={handleClick}>
      Open Dialog

const App = () => {
  return (
      <DialogOpener />

The Dialog component can be any general dialog or modal React component that accepts a boolean open prop (or another prop name that accepts an open/closed status). For example, Material UI Dialog.



A component that provides context for calling the useDialogManager hook. Wrap it around your app or whatever components you wish to be able to use to instance dialogs. Note that all instanced dialogs will be mounted in the DialogManager component, so make sure that if there are any other Providers you want to make available to your dialogs, that this component is nested inside of those providers. For example, if you want to make redux state available to your dialogs, make sure DialogManager is nested somewhere inside of your react-redux Provider component.


Name Type Default Value Description
unloadDelay number 10000 The time in milliseconds that all dialog components will remain mounted after being closed. This is used to ensure that any closing animations that the dialog needs to play will have sufficient time to play out before it is removed from the virtual DOM.
delayOpen boolean false If set to true, any modal added through the openModal function will initially have its open property set to false before being set to true. Use this if the dialog component you are using needs to have its open prop toggle from false to true in order to play its opening animation correctly. Otherwise, this won't be necessary to worry about




Use this hook in any component that you wish to open dialogs from. It returns an object with the following properties:

openDialog<T = any>(DialogComponent: ComponentType<any>, options?: OpenDialogOptions) => DialogManagerPromise<T>

  • DialogComponent - A React component to open as a dialog. For it to work properly, the component must use the useDialogControls hook.
  • options?
    • componentProps?: any - Props to pass to the DialogComponent.
    • unloadDelay?: number - Can override the unloadDelay prop of DialogManager for the single specific instance of DialogComponent.
    • delayOpen?: boolean - Can override the delayOpen prop of DialogManager for the single specific instance of DialogComponent.

This function returns a DialogManagerPromise that will resolve when the submitDialog callback is called from the DialogComponent with whatever value is passed to the submitDialog call. You can then use .onSubmit and .onClose the same way you would use .then with callbacks that will trigger when the dialog is submitted or closed. The onSubmit callback will receive the argument passed to submitDialog and the onClose callback will accept no arguments. You can also use .then, .catch, and .finally, which will work as normal and return the underlying Promise.


Use this hook in the dialog component you pass to openDialog. This hook is used for managing the open/close status of the dialog instance, as well as submitting the dialog to resolve the promise returned by openDialog.

hasContext: boolean

This will return true if hook was called within a valid dialogControlContext, which will only be the case if the component it is used in was instanced through the openDialog function, or is nested within such a component. Can be used for debugging or verification purposes.

open: boolean

A boolean value to control whether the dialog is open or not. Pass to your generic dialog or modal component.

closeDialog() => void

Call to close the dialog without submitting it, such as if the user clicks outside of the dialog or clicks a cancel button.

submitDialog(value: any) => void

Call to close the dialog while triggering its submission. Calling this callback will cause the Promise returned by openDialog to resolve with whatever is passed to the value parameter.




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