useImmer – A React Hook to use Immer to manipulate state

useImmer(initialState) is very similar to useState. The function returns a tuple, the first value of the tuple is the current state, the second is the updater function, which accepts an immer producer function, in which the draft can be mutated freely, until the producer ends and the changes will be made immutable and become the next state.

import React from "react";
import { useImmer } from "use-immer";


function App() {
  const [person, updatePerson] = useImmer({
    name: "Michel",
    age: 33
  });

  function updateName(name) {
    updatePerson(draft => {
      draft.name = name;
    });
  }

  function becomeOlder() {
    updatePerson(draft => {
      draft.age++;
    });
  }

  return (
    <div className="App">
      <h1>
        Hello {person.name} ({person.age})
      </h1>
      <input
        onChange={e => {
          updateName(e.target.value);
        }}
        value={person.name}
      />
      <br />
      <button onClick={becomeOlder}>Older</button>
    </div>
  );
}

Also comes with an useImmerReducer Hook.

use-immer →

Related: The previously linked Mutik also uses Immer under the hood.

About the Author

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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