Navigation History Made Easy in React and Redux

βš› Navigation history made easy!

A simple, lightweight library for managing navigation history in React and Redux.

Used in production by Utilmond. Check it out!

πŸ‘Œ Have any requests?

For any requests such as new features, backwards compatibility with react-router 5, other routing libraries or environments such as Cordova please open a GitHub issue.

Some of them are already implemented and will be incrementally added.

If you are in a rush though please open an issue, this way we can prioritize correspondingly :)

✨ Features

πŸ“œ Saves all routing history in store and offers selectors for easy access

🌲 History is persisted even after reloading the page

πŸ’ͺ Force current route to re-render capability

⏭️ Skipping screens capability out of the box just by passing a flag when navigating

πŸ‘€ Everything you need to know about your navigation state and history directly in your favorite developer tools

Redux DevTools with router history 
πŸ“€ Installation

npm install react-redux-history react react-redux react-router history

πŸ”— Setup

Step 1)

Create a history object:

// store.js
import { createBrowserHistory } from 'history'

export const history = createBrowserHistory() // export this as we will need it later

Step 2)

Pass the history object as an argument to configureRouterHistory. The returned reducer and middleware will be used to connect to the store.

// store.js
import { configureRouterHistory } from 'react-router-redux-history'

const { routerReducer, routerMiddleware } = configureRouterHistory(history)

Step 3)

Add the reducer and middleware to your store. If you are using Redux Toolkit it might look something like this:

// store.js
const store = configureStore({
  reducer: combineReducers({
    // ...other reducers
    router: routerReducer
  middleware: (getDefaultMiddleware) => getDefaultMiddleware()
    // ...other middleware

export default store

Step 4)

Lastly, add either <LocationListener history={history} /> or useLocationListener(history) somewhere at the root of your app.

Only use one of the approaches! They are only exported like this for flexibility :)

// App.tsx
import { useLocationListener, LocationListener } from 'react-redux-history'
import { history } from 'src/store'

const App = () => {
  useLocationListener(history) // Use either this or the component below, not both!
  return (
      <LocationListener history={history} />

Note: the history object provided to configureRouterHistory and useLocationListener / LocationListener must be the same history object !

⏭️ Skip back / forward

By setting a skipBack / skipForward flag on a specific route the user will be automatically skipped over certain routes.

  pathname: 'page_5',
  state: { skipBack: 4 }

In this example, every time the user will try to go back from page_5 he will be skipped back 4 pages, reaching page_1. The same behaviour will apply when going forward from page_1, the user will be skipped forward to page_5.

Note: Due to the restrictive nature of browser navigation, back or forward actions cannot be stopped. That means that in the previous example the user will actually reach page_4 before being redirected to page_1. If there is conflicting logic (such as extra redirects) in page_4, it will be fired before the middleware manages to completely skip all screens. In order to get past this issue we can use the isSkipping flag to, for instance, not render the component tree while skipping. You can find a selector for this in the selectors section.

πŸ’ͺ Force current route to re-render

Sometimes you might want to force the current route to re-render, a behaviour which is not possible out of the box with react-router.

This can be achieved by selecting the forceRender state in the component you wish to re-render. Then simply 're-navigate' to the route while passing forceRender: {} in the state object.

The forceRender flag can also be used as a dependency in order to re-trigger effects.

🌲 Persistent history

History is persisted even after page refresh by using local storage to save the state on page hide.

🚦 Selectors for easy access

There are also a few useful selectors for easy access:

  • selectAction
  • selectIsSkipping
  • selectForceRender
  • selectLocationHistory
  • selectCurrentIndex
  • selectCurrentLocation
  • selectCurrentLocationState
  • selectPreviousLocation
  • selectNextLocation

Huge thanks going to Utilmond team for making this possible! 🍻

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Author: fum4
Source code:

License: MIT license

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