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    A React wrapper for Glider.js.

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    Quick Start


    npm -i -s react-glider


    import * as React from 'react';
    import Glider from 'react-glider';
    import 'glider-js/glider.min.css';


    To use the CSS for Glider.js in your app either include the CSS file in your head:


    or import it into your project from the npm module.

    import 'glider-js/glider.min.css';

    Demo Defaults

    This package also exposes the CSS used to render the demo which may also be imported as follows:

    import Glider from 'react-glider/glider.defaults.css';


    Option Description
    hasArrows Show/hide arrows. (default = false)
    hasDots Show/hide dots. (default = false)
    iconLeft ReactNode for the left arrow. (default = '«')
    iconRight ReactNode for the right arrow. (default = '»')
    scrollToSlide Starting slide (default = 0)
    scrollToPage Starting page (default = 0)
    slidesToShow The number of slides to show in container. If this value is set to auto, it will be automatically calculated based upon the number of items able to fit within the container viewport. This requires setting the itemWidth option.
    slidesToScroll The number of slides to scroll when arrow navigation is used. If this value is set to auto, it will match the value of slidesToScroll.
    itemWidth This value is ignored unless slidesToShow is set to auto, in which it is then required.
    exactWidth This prevents resizing items to fit when slidesToShow is set to auto.
    resizeLock If true, Glider.js will lock to the nearest slide on resizing of the window
    rewind If true, Glider.js will scroll to the beginning/end when its respective endpoint is reached
    duration An aggravator used to control animation speed. Higher is slower. (default = 0.5)
    dots A string containing the dot container selector
    arrows An object containing the prev/next arrows selectors
    draggable If true, the list can be scrolled by click and dragging with the mouse. (default = false)
    dragVelocity How much to aggravate the velocity of the mouse dragging. (default = 3.3)
    scrollPropagate Whether or not to release the scroll events from the container. (default = true)
    propagateEvent Whether or not Glider.js events should bubble (useful for binding events to all carousels). (default = false)
    scrollLock If true, Glider.js will scroll to the nearest slide after any scroll interactions. (default = false)
    skipTrack Whether or not Glider.js should skip wrapping its children with a 'glider-track'
    . NOTE: If true, Glider.js will assume that the 'glider-track' element has been added manually. All slides must be children of the track element. (default = false)
    scrollLockDelay How long (ms) to wait after scroll event before locking, if too low, it might interrupt normal scrolling. (default = 250)
    responsive An object containing custom settings per provided breakpoint. Glider.js breakpoints are mobile-first be conscious of your ordering.
    containerElement Replace container HTML element.
    easing Use any custom easing function, compatible with most easing plugins.


    If the Glider component should display arrows, you are are able to configure these using the arrows prop.


    The arrows prop supports an object containing left and right CSS selectors.

      prev: '#buttonPrev',
      next: '#buttonNext',

    Note that if you have multiple Glider elements on the same page, you need to assign a different CSS selector to each Glider.


    The arrows prop supports an object containing left and right references to an HTML element.

    When using native HTML elements:

      prev: document.getElementById("prev"),
      next: document.getElementById("next")

    When using React.useRef:

      prev: leftArrowEl.current,
      next: rightArrowEl.current,

    Note that React.useRef will assign a value to current after the component has rendered. This means that on the first render, current is null.


    Event Description
    onLoad Called after Glider component is initialized.
    onAnimated Called whenever a Glider.js paging animation is complete
    onRemove Called whenever a Glider.js animation is complete
    onSlideVisible Called whenever a slide a shown. Passed an object containing the slide index
    onRefresh Called whenever Glider.js refreshes it's elements or settings
    onAdd Called whenever an item is added to Glider.js
    onDestroy Called whenever a Glider.js is destroyed
    onSlideHidden Called whenever a slide a hidden. Passed an object containing the slide index

    Glider Methods

    To get access to the current glider instance this react component exposes a ref.

    import React from 'react';
    import Glider, { GliderMethods } from 'react-glider';
    const PaneExample: React.FC<PaneProps> = ({ children, style, className }) => (
      <div className={`glider-slide ${className}`} style={style}>
    const example = () => {
      const gliderRef = React.useRef<GliderMethods>(null);
      return (
          <button onClick={() => gliderRef.current?.destroy()}>Destroy!</button>
          <Glider ref={gliderRef}>

    Perspective View

    The CSS for the perspective view is not included in Glider.js or this package. You can find it in .storybook/preview-head.html in the style tag. Please do not file bugs for it as I do not want to support it.


    Can I replace react-slick for react-glider?

    If you are interested in migrating from react-slick, please note that react-glider only includes a subset of the features available in react-slick. Most notably, react-glider doesn't include autoplay, infinite looping, variable width or custom transitions. If you are using react-slick as a carousel to list elements, react-slick probably includes more features than you need. In such cases, replacing it with react-glider would reduce your footprint while providing your users with a jank-free experience.

    How can I remove the eslint warning import/no-extraneous-dependencies?

    import/no-extraneous-dependencies requires that all dependencies are included in the project's package.json file. Since the CSS file is generated by glider-js, it will not be listed in your package.json file. The preferred option would be to create a local CSS file containing the glider.css file's contents. Alternatively, you may disable the eslint warning for that line. We do not recommend installing glider-js as a dependency in your package as you would then be responsible for maintainining the glider-js and react-glider dependencies in your project.

    Can I customize the appearance of the dots/pagination elements?

    You may customize the dots using CSS and the .glider-dots and glider-dot CSS selectors. Alternatively, you may link an external DOM element as the pagination element using the dots property.

    Can I lazyload images on inactive slides?

    The recommend approach for lazy loading images is to use the browser's loading="lazy" implementation.

    Which browsers are supported?

    As react-glider is a wrapper for Glider.js, it should run on all modern browsers. Support for older browsers can be achieved by polyfilling document.classList, window.requestAnimationFrame, Object.assign and CustomEvent.


    yarn storybook


    Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

    Andrew Lisowski

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    Adam Misiorny



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    Kevin Farrugia

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    Moe Shaaban

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    Cameron Braid


    This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

    License and Copyright

    This software is released under the terms of the MIT license.




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