A React hook that fires a callback whenever ResizeObserver detects a change to its size

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import reactHookResizeObserver from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@react-hook/resize-observer';



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A React hook that fires a callback whenever ResizeObserver detects a change to its size.


  • Uses a single ResizeObserver for tracking all elements used by the hooks. This approach is astoundingly more performant than using a ResizeObserver per element which most hook implementations do.
  • Uses @juggle/resize-observer as a ponyfill when ResizeObserver isn't supported by the current browser.
  • Automatically unobserves the target element when the hook unmounts.
  • You don't have to wrap your callback in useCallback() because any mutations are handled by the hook.

Quick Start

Check out an example on CodeSandbox

import * as React from 'react'
import useResizeObserver from '@react-hook/resize-observer'

const useSize = (target) => {
  const [size, setSize] = React.useState()

  React.useLayoutEffect(() => {
  }, [target])

  // Where the magic happens
  useResizeObserver(target, (entry) => setSize(entry.contentRect))
  return size

const App = () => {
  const target = React.useRef(null)
  const size = useSize(target)
  return (
    <pre ref={target}>
      {JSON.stringify({width: size.width, height: size.height}, null, 2)}


useResizeObserver(target, callback)

function useResizeObserver<T extends HTMLElement>(
  target: React.RefObject<T> | T | null,
  callback: UseResizeObserverCallback
): ResizeObserver
Argument Type Required? Description
target React.RefObject | T | null Yes A React ref created by useRef() or an HTML element
callback UseResizeObserverCallback Yes Invoked with a single ResizeObserverEntry any time the target resizes



export type UseResizeObserverCallback = (
  entry: ResizeObserverEntry,
  observer: ResizeObserver
) => any