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    React Router scroll management.

    react-router-scroll-async is a React Router middleware that adds scroll management using scroll-behavior. By default, the middleware adds browser-style scroll behavior, but you can customize it to scroll however you want on route transitions.

    This is a fork of react-router-scroll that adds a way to manage async transitions.


    import { applyRouterMiddleware, browserHistory, Router } from 'react-router';
    import { useScroll } from 'react-router-scroll-async';
    // To show how the async behavior can be used
    import { useRedial } from 'react-router-redial';
    /* ... */
    let updateScroll = () => {};
            updateScroll: (cb) => updateScroll = cb,
            onCompleted: (type) => type === 'beforeTransition' && updateScroll(),



    $ npm i -S react react-dom react-router
    $ npm i -S react-router-scroll-async

    Basic usage

    Apply the useScroll router middleware using applyRouterMiddleware, as in the example above.

    Custom scroll behavior

    You can provide a custom shouldUpdateScroll callback as an argument to useScroll. This callback is called with the previous and the current router props.

    The callback can return:

    • a falsy value to suppress updating the scroll position
    • a position array of x and y, such as [0, 100], to scroll to that position
    • a truthy value to emulate the browser default scroll behavior
    useScroll((prevRouterProps, { location }) => (
      prevRouterProps && location.pathname !== prevRouterProps.location.pathname
    useScroll((prevRouterProps, { routes }) => {
      if (routes.some(route => route.ignoreScrollBehavior)) {
        return false;
      if (routes.some(route => route.scrollToTop)) {
        return [0, 0];
      return true;

    Async transitions

    Different from react-router-scroll.

    You can define a callback that should be called when the page is ready to be updated with a new scroll position. This is valuable when using React Router with middlewares such as react-router-redial.

    To use this feature the argument to useScroll changes to an object as shown here.

    let updateScroll = () => {};
      shouldUpdateScroll: (prevRouterProps, { location }) => (
        prevRouterProps && location.pathname !== prevRouterProps.location.pathname
      updateScroll: (cb) => updateScroll = cb,
    // Call updateScroll when the page has completed all the async work

    Scrolling elements other than window

    Use <ScrollContainer> in components rendered by a router with the useScroll middleware to manage the scroll behavior of elements other than window. Each <ScrollContainer> must be given a unique scrollKey, and can be given an optional shouldUpdateScroll callback that behaves as above.

    import { ScrollContainer } from 'react-router-scroll-async';
    function Page() {
      /* ... */
      return (
          <MyScrollableComponent />

    <ScrollContainer> does not support on-the-fly changes to scrollKey or to the DOM node for its child.


    Minimizing bundle size

    If you are not using <ScrollContainer>, you can reduce your bundle size by importing the useScroll module directly.

    import useScroll from 'react-router-scroll-async/lib/useScroll';

    Server rendering

    Do not apply the useScroll middleware when rendering on a server. You may use <ScrollContainer> in server-rendered components; it will do nothing when rendering on a server.


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