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Div100vh React component and use100vh React hook

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This is a workaround for iOS Safari and other mobile browsers.

The problem

In mobile browsers, the real height of the viewport is dynamic, as browser "chrome" (panels) slide away on scrolling. The browser developers faced two choices: either to reflow the page as the pixel value of a vh changes, or ignore the fact that the browser panel covers part of the screen.

The browser panels are supposed to slide away smoothly, and because the layout reflow during scrolling will not look smooth, the browser developers went for the second option.

It may work for the most of use cases, but if you're looking for an app-like full-screen experience, or want to make sure that the call to action button at the bottom of your splash screen isn't covered, you may need to know the fair value of a vh.

<div style={{height: '100vh'}}> <Div100vh>
Page cropped by bottom Safari chrome Page cropped by bottom Safari chrome

More on this issue here.

The solution

Div100vh React component is the default export:

import Div100vh from 'react-div-100vh'

const MyFullHeightComponent = () => (
  <Div100vh>
    <marquee>Look ma, no crop!</marquee>
  </Div100vh>
)

For more advanced use cases (for instance, if you need 50% of the real height), there is a named export use100vh. This React hook provides an accurate vertical height in pixels. The return type is a number in a browser and null in Node environment. You may need to check if it's not null if you're doing SSR, otherwise, manipulate the value as you wish and concatenate the result with px:

import { use100vh } from 'react-div-100vh'

const MyHalfHeightExampleComponent = ({ children }) => {
  const height = use100vh()
  const halfHeight = height ? height / 2 : '50vh'
  return <div style={{ height: halfHeight }}>{children}</div>
}

Under the hood use100vh uses measureHeight function which is exported as well, so feel free to use it, even without React. Currently it returns document.documentElement?.clientHeight || window.innerHeight or null.

Testing

This component is tested with BrowserStack Logo.