React Router scroll management

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import reactRouterScrollAsync from '';


react-router-scroll-async Travis npm

React Router scroll management.

react-router-scroll-async is a React Router middleware that adds scroll management using scroll-behavior. By default, the middleware adds browser-style scroll behavior, but you can customize it to scroll however you want on route transitions.

This is a fork of react-router-scroll that adds a way to manage async transitions.


import { applyRouterMiddleware, browserHistory, Router } from 'react-router';
import { useScroll } from 'react-router-scroll-async';

// To show how the async behavior can be used
import { useRedial } from 'react-router-redial';

/* ... */

let updateScroll = () => {};

        updateScroll: (cb) => updateScroll = cb,
        onCompleted: (type) => type === 'beforeTransition' && updateScroll(),



$ npm i -S react react-dom react-router
$ npm i -S react-router-scroll-async

Basic usage

Apply the useScroll router middleware using applyRouterMiddleware, as in the example above.

Custom scroll behavior

You can provide a custom shouldUpdateScroll callback as an argument to useScroll. This callback is called with the previous and the current router props.

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 truthy value to emulate the browser default scroll behavior
useScroll((prevRouterProps, { location }) => (
  prevRouterProps && location.pathname !== prevRouterProps.location.pathname

useScroll((prevRouterProps, { routes }) => {
  if (routes.some(route => route.ignoreScrollBehavior)) {
    return false;

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

  return true;

Async transitions

Different from react-router-scroll.

You can define a callback that should be called when the page is ready to be updated with a new scroll position. This is valuable when using React Router with middlewares such as react-router-redial.

To use this feature the argument to useScroll changes to an object as shown here.

let updateScroll = () => {};

  shouldUpdateScroll: (prevRouterProps, { location }) => (
    prevRouterProps && location.pathname !== prevRouterProps.location.pathname
  updateScroll: (cb) => updateScroll = cb,

// Call updateScroll when the page has completed all the async work

Scrolling elements other than window

Use <ScrollContainer> in components rendered by a router with the useScroll middleware to manage the scroll behavior of elements other than window. Each <ScrollContainer> must be given a unique scrollKey, and can be given an optional shouldUpdateScroll callback that behaves as above.

import { ScrollContainer } from 'react-router-scroll-async';

function Page() {
  /* ... */

  return (
      <MyScrollableComponent />

<ScrollContainer> does not support on-the-fly changes to scrollKey or to the DOM node for its child.


Minimizing bundle size

If you are not using <ScrollContainer>, you can reduce your bundle size by importing the useScroll module directly.

import useScroll from 'react-router-scroll-async/lib/useScroll';

Server rendering

Do not apply the useScroll middleware when rendering on a server. You may use <ScrollContainer> in server-rendered components; it will do nothing when rendering on a server.