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Learn React Hooks

By : Daniel Bugl
Book Image

Learn React Hooks

By: Daniel Bugl

Overview of this book

React Hooks revolutionize how you manage state and effects in your web applications. They enable you to build simple and concise React.js applications, along with helping you avoid using wrapper components in your applications, making it easy to refactor code. This React book starts by introducing you to React Hooks. You will then get to grips with building a complex UI in React while keeping the code simple and extensible. Next, you will quickly move on to building your first applications with React Hooks. In the next few chapters, the book delves into various Hooks, including the State and Effect Hooks. After covering State Hooks and understanding how to use them, you will focus on the capabilities of Effect Hooks for adding advanced functionality to React apps. You will later explore the Suspense and Context APIs and how they can be used with Hooks. Toward the concluding chapters, you will learn how to integrate Redux and MobX with React Hooks. Finally, the book will help you develop the skill of migrating your existing React class components, and Redux and MobX web applications to Hooks. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in building your own custom Hooks and effectively refactoring your React applications.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Hooks
Section 2: Understanding Hooks in Depth
Section 3: Integration and Migration

Responsive design with Hooks

In web apps, it is often important to have a responsive design. Responsive design makes your web app render well on various devices and window/screen sizes. Our blog app might be viewed on a desktop, a mobile phone, a tablet, or maybe even a very large screen, such as a TV.

Often, it makes the most sense to simply use CSS media queries for responsive design. However, sometimes that is not possible, for example, when we render elements within a canvas or Web Graphics Library (WebGL). Sometimes, we also want to use the window size in order to decide whether to load a component or not, instead of simply rendering it and then hiding it via CSS later.

The @rehooks/window-size library provides the useWindowSize Hook, which returns the following values:

  • innerWidth: Equal to the window.innerWidth value
  • innerHeight: Equal to the window.innerHeight value
  • outerWidth...