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A "No Code" GUI for your existing React app. – Launch Tweet

Next.js Example

Getting Started

Within your project:

  1. yarn add codelift --dev

  2. For create-react-app:

    yarn codelift start

    For Next.js:

    yarn codelift dev

    (codelift runs yarn ____ with whatever you provide)

  3. Add the following import "codelift/register" to the top of your src/index.tsx or pages/_app.tsx:

    import React from "react";
    import ReactDOM from "react-dom";
    import { register } from "codelift";
    register({ React, ReactDOM });

    codelift requires access to your application's copy of react and react-dom to support custom inspectors.



  • Double-Click components & elements in the tree view to open in VS Code.

  • Tailwind Visual Inspector

    1. Hover & Select an element.
    2. Find-as-you-type CSS classes.
    3. Hover to preview before applying.
    4. Click to toggle in your source code.
  • CMD+' to toggle codelift and browse normally.

  • Custom Inspectors:

    Suppose you have Header component that accepts a title:

    export const Header = ({ title }) => {

    Next, attach a custom Inspector component to your Header that accepts the current props and calls setProps when it changes:

    Header.Inspector = ({ props, setProps }) => {
      return (
          onChange={event => setProps({ title: })}

    Your Inspector will be rendered in a sidepanel when a Header is selected:

    Header Inspector


  1. Clone this repo.
  2. yarn cra or yarn next to run the CRA or Next.js examples, respectively.


  • Eric Clemmons


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Eric Clemmons

💻 📖 🚇



Adam Hunter


This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

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