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Story Links Addon

The Storybook Links addon can be used to create links that navigate between stories in Storybook.

Framework Support

Getting Started

Install this addon by adding the @storybook/addon-links dependency:

yarn add -D @storybook/addon-links

First configure it as an addon by adding it to your addons.js file (located in the Storybook config directory).

import '@storybook/addon-links/register';

Then you can import linkTo in your stories and use like this:

import { storiesOf } from '@storybook/react'
import { linkTo } from '@storybook/addon-links'

storiesOf('Button', module)
  .add('First', () => (
    <button onClick={linkTo('Button', 'Second')}>Go to "Second"</button>
  .add('Second', () => (
    <button onClick={linkTo('Button', 'First')}>Go to "First"</button>

Have a look at the linkTo function:

import { linkTo } from '@storybook/addon-links'

linkTo('Toggle', 'off')
linkTo(() => 'Toggle', () => 'off')
linkTo('Toggle') // Links to the first story in the 'Toggle' kind

With that, you can link an event in a component to any story in the Storybook.

  • First parameter is the story kind name (what you named with storiesOf).
  • Second (optional) parameter is the story name (what you named with .add). If the second parameter is omitted, the link will point to the first story in the given kind.

You can also pass a function instead for any of above parameter. That function accepts arguments emitted by the event and it should return a string:

import { storiesOf } from '@storybook/react';
import { LinkTo, linkTo } from '@storybook/addon-links';

storiesOf('Select', module)
  .add('Index', () => (
    <select value="Index" onChange={linkTo('Select', e => e.currentTarget.value)}>
  .add('First', () =>  <LinkTo story="Index">Go back</LinkTo>)
  .add('Second', () => <LinkTo story="Index">Go back</LinkTo>)
  .add('Third', () => <LinkTo story="Index">Go back</LinkTo>);

hrefTo function

If you want to get an URL for a particular story, you may use hrefTo function. It returns a promise, which resolves to string containing a relative URL:

import { storiesOf } from '@storybook/react';
import { hrefTo } from '@storybook/addon-links';
import { action } from '@storybook/addon-actions';

storiesOf('Href', module)
  .add('log', () => {
    hrefTo('Href', 'log').then(action('URL of this story'));

    return <span>See action logger</span>;

withLinks decorator

withLinks decorator enables a declarative way of defining story links, using data attributes. Here is an example in React, but it works with any framework:

import { storiesOf } from '@storybook/react'
import { withLinks } from '@storybook/addon-links'

storiesOf('Button', module)
  .add('First', () => (
    <button data-sb-kind="OtherKind" data-sb-story="OtherStory">Go to "OtherStory"</button>

LinkTo component (React only)

One possible way of using hrefTo is to create a component that uses native a element, but prevents page reloads on plain left click, so that one can still use default browser methods to open link in new tab. A React implementation of such a component can be imported from @storybook/addon-links package:

import { storiesOf } from '@storybook/react';
import LinkTo from '@storybook/addon-links/react';

storiesOf('Link', module)
  .add('First', () => (
    <LinkTo story="Second">Go to Second</LinkTo>
  .add('Second', () => (
    <LinkTo story="First">Go to First</LinkTo>

It accepts all the props the a element does, plus story and kind. It the kind prop is omitted, the current kind will be preserved.

  title="link to second story"
  style={{color: '#1474f3'}}
>Go to Second</LinkTo>

To implement such a component for another framework, you need to add special handling for click event on native a element. See RoutedLink sources for reference.

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