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React hook for using keyboard shortcuts in components

React hook for using keyboard shortcuts in components

react-hotkeys-hook

React hook for using keyboard shortcuts in components. This is a hook version for the hotkeys package.

Installation

npm install react-hotkeys-hook

or

yarn add react-hotkeys-hook

Make sure that you have at least version 16.8 of react and react-dom installed, or otherwise hooks won't work for you.

Usage

With TypeScript

export const ExampleComponent: React.FunctionComponent<{}> = () => {
  const [count, setCount] = useState(0);
  useHotkeys('ctrl+k', () => setCount(prevCount => prevCount + 1));

  return (
    <p>
      Pressed {count} times.
    </p>
  );
};

Or plain JS:

export const ExampleComponent = () => {
  const [count, setCount] = useState(0);
  useHotkeys('ctrl+k', () => setCount(prevCount => prevCount + 1));
    
  return (
    <p>
      Pressed {count} times.
    </p>
  );
};

The hook takes care of all the binding and unbinding for you.
As soon as the component mounts into the DOM, the key stroke will be
listened to. When the component unmounts it will stop listening.

Call Signature

useHotkeys(keys: string, callback: (event: KeyboardEvent, handler: HotkeysEvent) => void)

The useHotkeys hook follows the [hotkeys] call signature.
The callback function takes the exact parameters as the callback function in the hotkeys package.
See [hotkeys] documentation for more info or look into the typings file.

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