SmurfEkko SmurfEkko - 10 months ago 78
React JSX Question

Prevent scrolling using CSS on React rendered components

So I render a component via React within my

like so:

<div id=app>${appHtml}</div>
<script src="/bundle.js"></script>

Within my app I have a burger button, that
goes full screen.

However, the body is scrollable. I'd normally add a class to the
tag and make it
overflow: hidden
to prevent this. However, my react component is rendered within the
tag so I have no control over toggling classes based on a click within a react component.

Has anyone got any ideas/advice on how i'd achieve what i'm looking for.


Answer Source

"I have no control over toggling classes based on a click within a react component."

Not necessarily true!

It's good that you're thinking in a "React-ful" way and wary about modifying the DOM. The main reason you want to avoid doing DOM manipulation is because it causes conflicts between what React is trying to render and the unknown changes you might be trying to make. But in this case you're not manipulating the DOM that React is rendering, you're manipulating its parent. In that case you would be totally fine doing something like this: = "hidden"


document.body.className += " no-sroll"

Or whatever works. You're totally safe because React only renders the DOM within #app and doesn't care about what happens in its parent. In fact many apps and websites use React in only a small part of the page, to render a single component or widget, instead of an entire app.

That aside, there is an even better, more "React-ful" way to do what you want. Simply restructure your app in such a way that the scrolling container is within your React app instead of body. The structure might look something like this:

    <div id="app">
      <div id="scroll-container">
        <!-- the rest of your app -->

Make body overflow hidden, and body and #app fill the entire screen, and you can control whether #scroll-container allows scrolling or not entirely within React.