use-local-storage
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useLocalStorage React hook

A flexible React Hook for using Local Storage.

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Features

Persists data to local storage with an interface similar to the React useState hook

Works with any hooks-compatible React version

Works with SSR

Syncs data between components in the same or different browser tabs

Installation

Install with npm

npm i use-local-storage

Install with yarn

yarn add use-local-storage

Basic Usage

In its most basic form, the useLocalStorage hook just needs the Local Storage key you wish to use. However, it's advised that you also provde a default value as a second argument in the event that they key does not yet exist in Local Storage.

The following usage will persist the username variable in a "name" key in Local Storage. It will have a default/initial value of an empty string "". This default value will only be used if there is no value already in Local Storage, moreover setting the variable username to undefined will remove it from Local Storage.

import useLocalStorage from "use-local-storage";

function MyComponent() {
  const [username, setUsername] = useLocalStorage("name", "");

  return (
    <>
      <input
        value={username}
        onChange={(e) => {
          setUsername(e.target.value);
        }}
      />
      <button
        onClick={() => {
          setUsername(undefined);
        }}
      >
        Remove Username
      </button>
    </>
  );
}

Note: By default, the useLocalStorage hook uses JSON.stringify and JSON.parse to serialize and parse the data, respectively. A custom serializer and/or parser can be configured if desired (discussed below in the Advanced Usage section).

Typescript Use

The type of username will be inferred from your default value. In this case, the type of string will be inferred.

If you use useLocalStorage without providing a default value, or you simply want to specify that username is actually of a different type, you should pass the type of your data as a generic:

import useLocalStorage from "use-local-storage";

function MyComponent() {
  const [username, setUsername] = useLocalStorage<string>("name");

  return (
    <>
      <input
        value={username}
        onChange={(e) => {
          setUsername(e.target.value);
        }}
      />
      <button
        onClick={() => {
          setUsername(undefined);
        }}
      >
        Remove Username
      </button>
    </>
  );
}

Advanced Usage / Options

the useLocalStorage hook takes an optional third options argument. This allows you to configure a custom serializer and/or parser if you need to use something other than JSON.stringify and JSON.parse. The options object also has a logger key to log an errors caught in the hook. You can also disable the cross-context synchronization by setting syncData to false.

const options = {
  serializer: (obj) => {
    /* Serialize logic */
    return someString;
  },
  parser: (str) => {
    /* Parse logic */
    return parsedObject;
  },
  logger: (error) => {
    // Do some logging
  },
  syncData: false, // You can disable cross context sync
};

const [data, setData] = useLocalStorage("data", { foo: "bar" }, options);

Attribution

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