A save reminder component for react router

Usage no npm install needed!

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


React GoodBye

A save reminder component for react router v4.

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react-goodbye is a save reminder utility to prevent routing transition before you leave without saving changes.

Please check the demo page for more information.



npm install --save react-goodbye

or you can use yarn:

yarn add react-goodbye

note: react-goodbye uses React 16.3 new context api under the hood. Therefore, only React v16.3+ are supported.


  • Decorate your router provider from react-router using withGoodBye:
import { BrowserRouter } from 'react-router-dom';
import { withGoodBye } from 'react-goodbye';

const EnhancedRouter = withGoodBye(BrowserRouter);

    <App />
  • Import GoodBye component under the page you want with save reminder:
import React from 'react';
import GoodBye from 'react-goodbye';

import Modal from './path/to/your/modal/component';

class Page extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    this.state = {
      initialValue: props.initialValue,
      currentValue: props.initialValue
  render() {
    return (
        <GoodBye when={this.state.initialValue !== this.state.currentValue}>
          {({ isShow, handleOk, handleCancel }) =>
            isShow && (
                <h3>Settings Changed</h3>
                  You change the page without saving any data. Do you want to
                <button onClick={handleOk}>Yes</button>
                <button onClick={handleCancel}>No</button>
          onChange={evt => this.setState({ currentValue: })}

API Reference


withGoodBye uses higher order component pattern to inject the getUserConfirmation handle function prop on the react-router provider. Use this HoC to decorate the router providers like BrowserRouter, HashRouter or low-level Router:

import { withGoodBye } from 'react-goodbye';
import { Router } from 'react-router';

const EnhancedRouter = withGoodBye(Router);

    <App />


If you prefer render props pattern, you can use this Provider component like so:

import { Provider as GoodByeProvider } from 'react-goodbye';
import { BrowserRouter } from 'react-router-dom';

    {({ handleGetUserConfirm }) => (
      <BrowserRouter getUserConfirmation={handleGetUserConfirm}>
        <App />


GoodBye is the consumer component of the GoodBye context. This component must be in the subtree of Provider or decorated router provider.

props type default description
when Boolean false Make render props isShow to be true or false when routing transition occurs.
alertBeforeUnload Boolean false Turn on the browser alert. Technically, when you refresh or close browser window, only browser itself can detect and popup alert for you. If you want to remind the user when doing actions above, turn on this option.
alertMessage String '' Custom browser alert messages. Note that this option only works for IE.
conditionalPrompt func Custom callback to show the prompt conditionally based on the location. The function receives the location and you can return true to allow the transition or false to show the prompt.

react-goodbye will handle all of the code logic for you. Use provided render props to show whatever you want (modal, lightbox, dialog, popup, etc)

render props type default description
isShow Boolean false While when prop is true, isShow will be true when routing transition occurs. You can put your dialog component here.
handleOk function Allow routing transition and make isShow to be false again.
handleCancel function Block routing transition and make isShow to be false again.
handlePass function Low-level api under handleOk and handleCancel; pass true or false will allow/block routing transitions. Use this function to do your additional actions.


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