Animate adding and removing elements from the DOM


Similar to the CSSTransition component in React Transition Group, the useTransition hook provides a way to animate adding and removing elements from the DOM.

To implement the useTranstiion hook in your component, add the import:

import useTransition from "@kiwicom/orbit-components/lib/hooks/useTransition";

Then you can use it like this:

import { useState } from "react";
import styled, { css } from "styled-components";
const StyledAnimated = styled.div`
${({ $enter }) => css`
transition: opacity 0.5s ease-in-out;
opacity: ${$state === "enter" ? 1 : 0};
const Component = (props: Props) => {
const [show, setShow] = useState(true);
const transition = useTransition({ show, appear: true });
return (
<button type="button" onClick={() => setShow(prev => !prev)}>
<StyledAnimated ref={transition.ref} $state={transition.state}>
Hello world!


The table below contains all options available to the useTransition hook.

showbooleanWhether to animate the element in or out of the DOM. The duration is defined by the transition-duration CSS property.
appearbooleanWhether to show the enter animation right away if show is initially set to true.


The table below contains all properties of the object returned by the useTransition hook.

ref{\| current: HTMLElement \| null \|}Ref object that should be passed to the HTML element being animated.
mountedbooleanWhether the component is mounted.
state"enter" \| "leave"Whether the element is entering or leaving the DOM.
donebooleanWhether the element is done transitioning.