useAbortController – A React Hook to work with the AbortController

Kent C. Dodds recently floated this snippet around, a React Hook to easily work with the the AbortController:


function useAbortController() {
  const abortControllerRef = React.useRef()
  const getAbortController = React.useCallback(() => {
    if (!abortControllerRef.current) {
      abortControllerRef.current = new AbortController()
    }
    return abortControllerRef.current
  }, [])

  React.useEffect(() => {
    return () => getAbortController().abort()
  }, [getAbortController])

  const getSignal = React.useCallback(() => getAbortController().signal, [
    getAbortController,
  ])

  return getSignal;
}

💁‍♂️ The AbortController is a Web API which allows you to cancel JavaScript promises.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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