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    Story Links Addon

    The Storybook Links addon can be used to create links that navigate between stories in Storybook.

    Framework Support

    Getting Started

    Install this addon by adding the @storybook/addon-links dependency:

    yarn add -D @storybook/addon-links

    within .storybook/main.js:

    module.exports = {
      addons: ['@storybook/addon-links'],

    Then you can import linkTo in your stories and use like this:

    import { linkTo } from '@storybook/addon-links';
    export default {
      title: 'Button',
    export const first = () => <button onClick={linkTo('Button', 'second')}>Go to "Second"</button>;
    export const second = () => <button onClick={linkTo('Button', 'first')}>Go to "First"</button>;

    Have a look at the linkTo function:

    import { linkTo } from '@storybook/addon-links';
    linkTo('Toggle', 'off');
      () => 'Toggle',
      () => 'off'
    linkTo('Toggle'); // Links to the first story in the 'Toggle' kind

    With that, you can link an event in a component to any story in the Storybook.

    • First parameter is the story kind name (what you named with title).
    • Second (optional) parameter is the story name (what you named with exported name). If the second parameter is omitted, the link will point to the first story in the given kind.

    You can also pass a function instead for any of above parameter. That function accepts arguments emitted by the event and it should return a string:

    import { linkTo } from '@storybook/addon-links';
    import LinkTo from '@storybook/addon-links/react';
    export default {
      title: 'Select',
    export const index = () => (
      <select value="Index" onChange={linkTo('Select', (e) => e.currentTarget.value)}>
    export const first = () => <LinkTo story="index">Go back</LinkTo>;
    export const second = () => <LinkTo story="index">Go back</LinkTo>;
    export const third = () => <LinkTo story="index">Go back</LinkTo>;

    hrefTo function

    If you want to get an URL for a particular story, you may use hrefTo function. It returns a promise, which resolves to string containing a relative URL:

    import { hrefTo } from '@storybook/addon-links';
    import { action } from '@storybook/addon-actions';
    export default {
      title: 'Href',
    export const log = () => {
      hrefTo('Href', 'log').then(action('URL of this story'));
      return <span>See action logger</span>;

    withLinks decorator

    withLinks decorator enables a declarative way of defining story links, using data attributes. Here is an example in React, but it works with any framework:

    import { withLinks } from '@storybook/addon-links';
    export default {
      title: 'Button',
      decorators: [withLinks],
    export const first = () => (
      <button data-sb-kind="OtherKind" data-sb-story="otherStory">
        Go to "OtherStory"

    LinkTo component (React only)

    One possible way of using hrefTo is to create a component that uses native a element, but prevents page reloads on plain left click, so that one can still use default browser methods to open link in new tab. A React implementation of such a component can be imported from @storybook/addon-links package:

    import LinkTo from '@storybook/addon-links/react';
    export default {
      title: 'Link',
    export const first = () => <LinkTo story="second">Go to Second</LinkTo>;
    export const second = () => <LinkTo story="first">Go to First</LinkTo>;

    It accepts all the props the a element does, plus story and kind. It the kind prop is omitted, the current kind will be preserved.

      title="link to second story"
      style={{ color: '#1474f3' }}
      Go to Second

    To implement such a component for another framework, you need to add special handling for click event on native a element. See RoutedLink sources for reference.


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