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    @use-gesture is a library that lets you bind richer mouse and touch events to any component or view. With the data you receive, it becomes trivial to set up gestures, and often takes no more than a few lines of code.

    You can use it stand-alone, but to make the most of it you should combine it with an animation library like react-spring, though you can most certainly use any other.

    The demos are real click them!



    yarn add @use-gesture/react
    npm install @use-gesture/react

    Vanilla javascript

    yarn add @use-gesture/vanilla
    npm install @use-gesture/vanilla

    Full documentation website

    Simple example

    import { useSpring, animated } from '@react-spring/web'
    import { useDrag } from '@use-gesture/react'
    function Example() {
      const [{ x, y }, api] = useSpring(() => ({ x: 0, y: 0 }))
      // Set the drag hook and define component movement based on gesture data.
      const bind = useDrag(({ down, movement: [mx, my] }) => {
        api.start({ x: down ? mx : 0, y: down ? my : 0 })
      // Bind it to a component.
      return <animated.div {...bind()} style={{ x, y, touchAction: 'none' }} />
    Vanilla javascript
    <!-- index.html -->
    <div id="drag" />
    // script.js
    const el = document.getElementById('drag')
    const gesture = new DragGesture(el, ({ active, movement: [mx, my] }) => {
        targets: el,
        translateX: active ? mx : 0,
        translateY: active ? my : 0,
        duration: active ? 0 : 1000
    // when you want to remove the listener

    The example above makes a div draggable so that it follows your mouse on drag, and returns to its initial position on release.

    Make sure you always set touchAction on a draggable element to prevent glitches with the browser native scrolling on touch devices.

    Available hooks

    @use-gesture/react exports several hooks that can handle different gestures:

    Hook Description
    useDrag Handles the drag gesture
    useMove Handles mouse move events
    useHover Handles mouse enter and mouse leave events
    useScroll Handles scroll events
    useWheel Handles wheel events
    usePinch Handles the pinch gesture
    useGesture Handles multiple gestures in one hook

    More on the full documentation website...


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