React useIsomporphicEffect hook

React, Hooks, Effect · Oct 13, 2021

Resolves to useEffect() on the server and useLayoutEffect() on the client.

  • Use typeof to check if the Window object is defined. If it is, return the useLayoutEffect(). Otherwise return useEffect().
const useIsomorphicEffect =
  typeof window !== 'undefined' ? React.useLayoutEffect : React.useEffect;
const MyApp = () => {
  useIsomorphicEffect(() => {
  }, []);

  return null;

ReactDOM.render(<MyApp />, document.getElementById('root'));

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