Scroll management for found

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import foundScroll from '';


Found Scroll npm

Scroll management for Found.


import { createBrowserRouter, createRender } from 'found';
import { ScrollManager } from 'found-scroll';

/* ... */

const render = createRender({ renderError });

const BrowserRouter = createBrowserRouter({

  render: (renderArgs) => (
    <ScrollManager renderArgs={renderArgs}>{render(renderArgs)}</ScrollManager>



$ npm i -S react found
$ npm i -S found-scroll

Basic usage

When constructing a router, in the render method, wrap the rendered element with <ScrollManager>, and pass in renderArgs as a prop, as in the above example.

Scrollable Containers

Generally only the window scroll position is restored for a location. For cases where you also want to restore alternative scroll container there is useScrollContainer

import { useScrollContainer } from 'found-scroll';

function MyScrollView() {
  const scrollRef = useScrollContainer('my-scroll-view');

  return <div ref={scrollRef} />;

Scroll containers are identified with a 'scrollKey'. There should only be one element associated with a given key for any given location. Think of it as similar to React's key prop, in that it provides a stable identity for an element across renders.

Custom scroll behavior

You can provide a custom shouldUpdateScroll callback as a prop to <ScrollManager>. This callback receives the previous and the current renderArgs.

The callback can return:

  • a falsy value to suppress updating the scroll position
  • a position array of x and y, such as [0, 100], to scroll to that position
  • a string with the id or name of an element, to scroll to that element
  • a truthy value to emulate the browser default scroll behavior
const shouldUpdateScrollByPathname = (prevRenderArgs, { location }) =>
  !prevRenderArgs || location.pathname !== prevRenderArgs.location.pathname;

const shouldUpdateScrollByRoute = (prevRenderArgs, { routes }) => {
  if (routes.some((route) => route.ignoreScrollBehavior)) {
    return false;

  if (routes.some((route) => route.scrollToTop)) {
    return [0, 0];

  return true;

const render = (renderArgs) => (
    {/* ... */}

You can customize <ScrollManager> even further by providing a createScrollBehavior callback that creates the scroll behavior object. This allows using a custom subclass of ScrollBehavior from scroll-behavior with custom logic. When using a custom createScrollBehavior callback, you can continue to specify the shouldUpdateScroll callback as above.

const render = (renderArgs) => (
    createScrollBehavior={(config) => new MyScrollBehavior(config)}
    {/* ... */}