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Storybook Addon React Router v6

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Use React Router v6 in your stories.

New major version

The new version brings more flexibility, type safety and helper functions !
The upgrade is quite simple. An upgrade guide is available.

Deprecated parameters

The parameters you used with the previous version are now deprecated but they still work.
The old documentation remains accessible : v1 documentation.

Getting Started

Install the package

yarn add -D storybook-addon-react-router-v6

Add it to your storybook configuration:

// .storybook/main.ts

export default {
  addons: ['storybook-addon-react-router-v6'],
} satisfies StorybookConfig;

Decorate all stories of a component

To add the router to all the stories of a component, simply add it to the decorators array.

Note that parameters.reactRouter is optional, by default the router will render the component at /.

import { withRouter } from 'storybook-addon-react-router-v6';

export default {
  title: 'User Profile',
  render: () => <UserProfile />,
  decorators: [withRouter],
  parameters: {
    reactRouter: reactRouterParameters({
      location: {
        pathParams: { userId: '42' },
      routing: { path: '/users/:userId' },

Decorate a specific story

To change the config for a single story, you can do the following :

import { withRouter } from 'storybook-addon-react-router-v6';

export default {
  title: 'User Profile',
  render: () => <UserProfile />,
  decorators: [withRouter],

export const FromHomePage = {
  parameters: {
    reactRouter: reactRouterParameters({
      location: {
        pathParams: { userId: '42' },
        searchParams: { tab: 'activityLog' },
        state: { fromPage: 'homePage' },
      routing: {
        path: '/users/:userId',
        handle: 'Profile',

Decorate all stories, globally

To wrap all your project's stories inside a router by adding the decorator in your preview.js file.

// .storybook/preview.js

export default {
  decorators: [withRouter],
  parameters: {
    reactRouter: reactRouterParameters({ ... }),
} satisfies Preview;


To specify anything related to the browser location, use the location property.

type LocationParameters = {
  path?: string | ((inferredPath: string, pathParams: Record<string, string>) => string | undefined);
  pathParams?: PathParams;
  searchParams?: ConstructorParameters<typeof URLSearchParams>[0];
  hash?: string;
  state?: unknown;

Inferred path

If location.path is not provided, the browser pathname will be generated using the joined paths from the routing property and the pathParams.

Path as a function

You can provide a function to path.
It will receive the joined paths from the routing property and the pathParams as parameters.
If the function returns a string, is will be used as is. It's up to you to call generatePath from react-router if you need to.
If the function returns undefined, it will fallback to the default behavior, just like if you didn't provide any value for location.path.


You can set routing to anything accepted by createBrowserRouter.
To make your life easier, storybook-addon-react-router-v6 comes with some routing helpers :

export const MyStory = {
  parameters: {
    reactRouter: reactRouterParameters({
      routing: reactRouterOutlet(<MyOutlet />),

Routing Helpers

The following helpers are available out of the box :

reactRouterOutlet(); // Render a single outlet
reactRouterOutlets(); // Render multiple outlets
reactRouterNestedOutlets(); // Render multiple outlets nested one into another
reactRouterNestedAncestors(); // Render the story as an outlet of nested outlets

You can also create your own helper and use the exported type RoutingHelper to assist you :

import { RoutingHelper } from 'storybook-addon-react-router-v6';

const myCustomHelper: RoutingHelper = () => {
  // Routing creation logic

RouterRoute is basically the native RouteObject from react-router; augmented with { useStoryElement?: boolean }. If you want to accept a JSX and turn it into a RouterRoute, you can use the exported function castRouterRoute.

Use the story as the route element

Just set { useStoryElement: true } in the routing config object.

Dedicated panel

Navigation events, loader and actions are logged, for you to better understand the lifecycle of your components.

Addon Panel


This package aims to support Storybook > 7 and React > 16.

✅ Storybook 7.0

✅ React 16
✅ React 17
✅ React 18

If you have an issue with any version, open an issue.


Contributions are welcome.

Before writing any code, file an issue to showcase the bug or the use case for the feature you want to see in this addon.


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