Hide/show a component's children. It's like ng-show or ng-hide for react.
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A stateless react component that toggles the display of it's children. It's like ng-show, ng-hide or ng-if but for react.

This allows you to DRY up statements like this:

<div className={this.props.shouldHide ? 'hidden' : ''}>

Example usage:

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import ToggleDisplay from 'react-toggle-display';

class App extends Component {
  constructor() {
    this.state = { show: false };

  handleClick() {
      show: !this.state.show

  render() {
    return (
      <div className="App">
        <p className="App-intro">
          <button onClick={ () => this.handleClick() }>Toggle things</button>
        <ToggleDisplay show={this.state.show}>
          I am rendered in a span (by default) and hidden with display:none when show is false.

        <ToggleDisplay if={this.state.show} tag="section">
          I am rendered in a section and removed from the DOM when if is false.

export default App;

View demo


hide - boolean

show - boolean

if - boolean

tag - string. The tag name to use as the ToggleDisplay element. Defaults to span.

The two first props are simply the inverse of each other. Using both at the same time will result in canceling each other out.


npm install react-toggle-display


To run tests: npm test


Big thanks to willgm for his contributions.

Change Notes

Note that if you are using a version under 0.1.1, you will have to compile react-toggle-display's JSX yourself. I recommend just updating to 1.x so you don't have to worry about that. No breaking API changes in 1.x.

While v2 does not change anything functionally, it was refactored to be a "stateless functional component", which won't work in React versions less than 0.14.

v2.2 adds the prop-types package to get rid of some warnings when using React 15.5