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    React Responsive Carousel

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    Powerful, lightweight and fully customizable carousel component for React apps.


    • Responsive
    • Mobile friendly
    • Swipe to slide
    • Mouse emulating touch
    • Server side rendering
    • Keyboard navigation
    • Custom animation duration
    • Auto play
    • Custom auto play interval
    • Infinite loop
    • Horizontal or Vertical directions
    • Supports images, videos, text content or anything you want. Each direct child represents one slide!
    • Supports any flux library (use selectedItem prop to set from the app state, and onChange callback to get the new position)
    • Show/hide anything (thumbs, indicators, arrows, status)


    Check it out these cool demos created using storybook. The source code for each example is available here

    Customize it yourself

    Installing as a package

    npm install react-responsive-carousel --save


    import React, { Component } from 'react';
    import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
    import { Carousel } from 'react-responsive-carousel';
    class DemoCarousel extends Component {
        render() {
            return (
                        <img src="assets/1.jpeg" />
                        <p className="legend">Legend 1</p>
                        <img src="assets/2.jpeg" />
                        <p className="legend">Legend 2</p>
                        <img src="assets/3.jpeg" />
                        <p className="legend">Legend 3</p>
    ReactDOM.render(<DemoCarousel />, document.querySelector('.demo-carousel'));
    // Don't forget to include the css in your page
    // Using webpack
    // import styles from 'react-responsive-carousel/lib/styles/carousel.min.css';
    // Using html tag:
    // <link rel="stylesheet" href="<NODE_MODULES_FOLDER>/react-responsive-carousel/lib/styles/carousel.min.css"/>
    Attributes Type Default Description
    showArrows boolean true show prev and next arrows
    showStatus boolean true show index of the current item. i.e: (1/8)
    showIndicators boolean true show little dots at the bottom with links for changing the item
    showThumbs boolean true show thumbnails of the images
    thumbWidth number undefined optionally specify pixel width (as an integer) of a thumbnail (including any padding) to avoid calculating values (helps with server-side renders or page cache issues)
    infiniteLoop boolean false infinite loop sliding
    selectedItem number 0 selects an item though props / defines the initial selected item
    axis string horizontal changes orientation - accepts horizontal and vertical
    onChange function - Fired when changing positions
    onClickItem function - Fired when an item is clicked
    onClickThumb function - Fired when a thumb it clicked
    width string - Allows to set a fixed width
    useKeyboardArrows boolean false Adds support to next and prev through keyboard arrows
    autoPlay boolean false Auto play
    stopOnHover boolean true Stop auto play while mouse is over the carousel
    interval number 5000 Interval of auto play
    transitionTime number 350 Duration of slide transitions (in miliseconds)
    swipeScrollTolerance number 5 Allows scroll when the swipe movement occurs in a different direction than the carousel axis and within the tolerance - Increase for loose - Decrease for strict
    dynamicHeight boolean false Adjusts the carousel height if required. -- Do not work with vertical axis --
    emulateTouch boolean false Allows mouse to simulate swipe
    statusFormatter func (current, total) => ${current} of ${total} Allows custom formatting of the status indicator



    Check the contributing guide


    Raising issues

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    Setting up development environment

    • git clone
    • npm install
    • npm start
    • Open your favourite browser on localhost:8000 - livereload will be enabled and tests will run on each change

    The fastest dev environment is on node 6. If you have nvm installed, just run nvm use 6. Tests in travis will run on node 4 and 6

    Running only tests

    • npm test

    Running storybook

    • npm run storybook


    Only after merged back to master

    Publish to npm

    • npm run publish-to-npm

    Pubish to gh-pages

    • npm run publish-to-gh-pages



    webpack + es6 setup




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