React high order component (HOC) to respond to scroll direction changes

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import serafinombReactScrollDirection from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@serafinomb/react-scroll-direction';



Easily detect scroll direction changes. Useful to hide sticky elements when scrolling down.


npm install @serafinomb/react-scroll-direction


withScrollDirection(Component[, offsetThreshold = 0])
  • Component Your React component;
  • offsetThreshold Integer value. While the scroll amount (pixels from the top of the document) is below or equal to offsetThreshold, scrollDirection is going to be null.


import withScrollDirection, {
} from '@serafinomb/react-scroll-direction';

const HEADER_HEIGHT_PX = 200;

// 4. Set the height to be equal to the offsetThreshold and use the
//    scrollDirection value to hide/show our Header.
function headerStyle(scrollDirection) {
  return {
    height: HEADER_HEIGHT_PX,
    transform: scrollDirection === SCROLL_DIRECTION_DOWN ? 'translateY(-100%)' : null,

// 3. With scrollDirection generate the Header styles
const Header = ({ scrollDirection, ...props }) => (
  <div style={headerStyle(scrollDirection)} {...props}>
    My website header

// 2. Pass down the scrollDirection property to our Header component
const App = props => (
  <Header scrollDirection={props.scrollDirection} />

// 1. Pass the component to the withScrollDirection HOC and specify an
//    offsetThreshold
export default withScrollDirection(App, HEADER_HEIGHT_PX);

scrollDirection can assume the following values:

  • null when the scroll amount is less than or equal to offsetThreshold.
  • SCROLL_DIRECTION_DOWN when scrolling down (and the scroll amount is greater than offsetThreshold);
  • SCROLL_DIRECTION_UP when scrolling up (and the scroll amount is greater than offsetThreshold);


A demo can be found at /example.

To run it locally, clone the repository and run the following commands:

  • npm pack
  • cd example
  • npm install
  • npm run start

or with docker:

  • npm pack
  • docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/ws:delegated -w /ws/example serafinomb/node npm install
  • cd example
  • docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/ws:delegated -w /ws -p 3000:3000 serafinomb/node npm run start


As of right now I've not found a convenient way to quickly test changes to the /src/index.js file. Since I don't think there are going to be any new developments in the near future, I'm going to leave it as is and invest some time to find a better development workflow when needed.