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useTimeout

hookseffectintermediate

A hook that implements setTimeout in a declarative manner.

  • Create a custom hook that takes a callback and a delay.
  • Use the React.useRef() hook to create a ref for the callback function.
  • Use the React.useEffect() hook to remember the latest callback.
  • Use the React.useEffect() hook to set up the timeout and clean up.
const useTimeout = (callback, delay) => {
  const savedCallback = React.useRef();

  React.useEffect(() => {
    savedCallback.current = callback;
  }, [callback]);

  React.useEffect(() => {
    function tick() {
      savedCallback.current();
    }
    if (delay !== null) {
      let id = setTimeout(tick, delay);
      return () => clearTimeout(id);
    }
  }, [delay]);
};