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Remix Router

The @remix-run/router package is a framework-agnostic routing package (sometimes referred to as a browser-emulator) that serves as the heart of React Router and Remix and provides all the core functionality for routing coupled with data loading and data mutations. It comes with built-in handling of errors, race-conditions, interruptions, cancellations, lazy-loading data, and much, much more.

If you're using React Router, you should never import anything directly from the @remix-run/router or react-router packages, but you should have everything you need in either react-router-dom or react-router-native. Both of those packages re-export everything from @remix-run/router and react-router.


This router is a low-level package intended to be consumed by UI layer routing libraries. You should very likely not be using this package directly unless you are authoring a routing library such as react-router-dom or one of it's other UI ports.


A Router instance can be created using createRouter:

// Create and initialize a router.  "initialize" contains all side effects
// including history listeners and kicking off the initial data fetch
let router = createRouter({
  // Routes array
  routes: ,
  // History instance

Internally, the Router represents the state in an object of the following format, which is available through router.state. You can also register a subscriber of the signature (state: RouterState) => void to execute when the state updates via router.subscribe();

interface RouterState {
  // False during the initial data load, true once we have our initial data
  initialized: boolean;
  // The `history` action of the most recently completed navigation
  historyAction: Action;
  // The current location of the router.  During a navigation this reflects
  // the "old" location and is updated upon completion of the navigation
  location: Location;
  // The current set of route matches
  matches: DataRouteMatch[];
  // The state of the current navigation
  navigation: Navigation;
  // The state of any in-progress router.revalidate() calls
  revalidation: RevalidationState;
  // Data from the loaders for the current matches
  loaderData: RouteData;
  // Data from the action for the current matches
  actionData: RouteData | null;
  // Errors thrown from loaders/actions for the current matches
  errors: RouteData | null;
  // Map of all active fetchers
  fetchers: Map<string, Fetcher>;
  // Scroll position to restore to for the active Location, false if we
  // should not restore, or null if we don't have a saved position
  // Note: must be enabled via router.enableScrollRestoration()
  restoreScrollPosition: number | false | null;
  // Proxied `preventScrollReset` value passed to router.navigate()
  preventScrollReset: boolean;


All navigations are done through the router.navigate API which is overloaded to support different types of navigations:

// Link navigation (pushes onto the history stack by default)

// Link navigation (replacing the history stack)
router.navigate("/page", { replace: true });

// Pop navigation (moving backward/forward in the history stack)

// Form submission navigation
let formData = new FormData();
formData.append(key, value);
router.navigate("/page", {
  formMethod: "post",


Fetchers are a mechanism to call loaders/actions without triggering a navigation, and are done through the router.fetch() API. All fetch calls require a unique key to identify the fetcher.

// Execute the loader for /page
router.fetch("key", "/page");

// Submit to the action for /page
let formData = new FormData();
formData.append(key, value);
router.fetch("key", "/page", {
  formMethod: "post",


By default, active loaders will revalidate after any navigation or fetcher mutation. If you need to kick off a revalidation for other use-cases, you can use router.revalidate() to re-execute all active loaders.


npm i @remix-run/router

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