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A React component to trigger Router links with a delay

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This component works in a similar way to React Router's but adding a configurable delay before jumping to the target route. This makes it easier to add click effects that require a brief delay to display.

The component also has a property for adding a custom JavaScript function, to be executed right after the user clicks on the link, before the link is actually triggered. This component uses React Router's withRouter Higher-order Component (HOC) to get access to and manipulate the history object.

This function may be used for a variety of things, such as updating state, setting up a component or even invoking an asynchronous API.


Install the module with npm:

npm install --save react-delay-link


This component relies on the react-router-dom component. Please add it to your project by running:

npm install --save react-router-dom

Alternatively, you can add the package to your package.json file and run

  npm install


You can create an instance of this component by importing the component and then specifying the link's properties.

In this case, the click will be triggered after 2 seconds, pushing a new route (homepage) to the history object and invoking the action() function.

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import DelayLink from 'react-delay-link';

function action() {
  console.log('clickAction invoked');

   <DelayLink delay={2000} to="/" clickAction={action} replace={false}>
    <p>Hello, I'm a clickable link.</p>
 </DelayLink>, document.getElementById('roots'),


delay Milliseconds to wait before triggering the click event.

replace Whether to replace the current URL with the link's or push a new one.

to The target URL

clickAction An optional function to invoke before setting up the timeout

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