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How to hide the offcanvas navbar when selecting the links inside of it using react scroll?

Any idea on how to hide/back to its original state when selecting the links inside offcanvas using react scroll?

Below is my code and also here is the sandbox code https://codesandbox.io/.

App.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react";
import { BrowserRouter, Routes, Route } from "react-router-dom";
import HeaderContent from "./components/Header";
import Content from "./components/Content";

import "./styles.css";

export default function App() {
  return (
    <BrowserRouter>
      <header>
        <HeaderContent />
      </header>

      <main className="flex-shrink-0">
        <React.Suspense fallback={<h6>Loading...</h6>}>
          <Routes>
            <Route path="/" element={<Content />} />
          </Routes>
        </React.Suspense>
      </main>
    </BrowserRouter>
  );
}

Header.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react";
import { Container, Offcanvas, Navbar, Nav, Image } from "react-bootstrap";
import { Link } from "react-scroll";

const Header = () => {
  const offsetValue = -56;

  return (
    <>
      <Navbar bg="dark" variant="dark" expand={false} fixed="top">
        <Container fluid>
          <Navbar.Brand href="#">Navbar Offcanvas</Navbar.Brand>
          <Navbar.Toggle aria-controls="offcanvasNavbar" />
          <Navbar.Offcanvas
            id="offcanvasNavbar"
            aria-labelledby="offcanvasNavbarLabel"
            placement="end"
          >
            <Offcanvas.Header closeButton>
              <Offcanvas.Title id="offcanvasNavbarLabel">
                Offcanvas
              </Offcanvas.Title>
            </Offcanvas.Header>
            <Offcanvas.Body>
              <Nav className="justify-content-end flex-grow-1 pe-3 offcanvas--menu">
                <Link
                  activeClass="active"
                  to="home"
                  spy={true}
                  smooth={true}
                  offset={offsetValue}
                  duration={500}
                  className="p-3 border-bottom border-dark text-decoration-none"
                >
                  Home
                </Link>
                <Link
                  activeClass="active"
                  to="about"
                  spy={true}
                  smooth={true}
                  offset={offsetValue}
                  duration={500}
                  className="p-3 border-bottom border-dark text-decoration-none"
                >
                  About
                </Link>
                <Link
                  activeClass="active"
                  to="contact"
                  spy={true}
                  smooth={true}
                  offset={offsetValue}
                  duration={500}
                  className="p-3 border-bottom border-dark text-decoration-none"
                >
                  Contact
                </Link>
              </Nav>
            </Offcanvas.Body>
          </Navbar.Offcanvas>
        </Container>
      </Navbar>
    </>
  );
};

export default Header;

Content.js

const Content = () => (
  <>
    <div className="pt-4">
      <div id="home">
        <h2>Home</h2>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
      </div>
      <div id="about">
        <h2>About</h2>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
      </div>
      <div id="contact">
        <h2>Contact</h2>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
        <p>
          Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
          industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
          since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
          scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
          five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
          remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with
          the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and
          more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker
          including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
        </p>
      </div>
    </div>
  </>
);

export default Content;

Im using the ff:
react 17.0.2
react-router-dom 6.2.2
react-scroll 1.8.7
react-bootstrap offcanvas 2.1.2 https://react-bootstrap.github.io/components/offcanvas/

I’m not sure if I missed something like useState/useEffect or an attribute to make it work.

Answer

I’m not a fan of bootstrap and I’m sure there’s a more vanilla Javascript/boostrap method for achieving this, but here’s a simple implementation using some local state.

  1. Add a show state that can be toggled true/false.
  2. Add an onClick handler to the Navbar.Toggle component to handle opening the OffCanvas component.
  3. Add the show and onHide props to the Navbar.Offcanvas to handle showing/hiding the OffCanvas component.
  4. Add an onClick handler to each Link component to toggle the show state.

Code

const Header = () => {
  const [show, setShow] = useState(false);

  const offsetValue = -56;

  const toggleOffCanvas = () => {
    setShow((show) => !show);
  };

  return (
    <>
      <Navbar ... >
        <Container fluid>
          <Navbar.Brand href="#">Navbar Offcanvas</Navbar.Brand>
          <Navbar.Toggle
            aria-controls="offcanvasNavbar"
            onClick={toggleOffCanvas}
          />
          <Navbar.Offcanvas
            ...
            show={show}
            onHide={toggleOffCanvas}
          >
            <Offcanvas.Header closeButton>
              ...
            </Offcanvas.Header>
            <Offcanvas.Body>
              <Nav className="justify-content-end flex-grow-1 pe-3 offcanvas--menu">
                <Link
                  ...
                  onClick={toggleOffCanvas}
                >
                  Home
                </Link>
                <Link
                  ...
                  onClick={toggleOffCanvas}
                >
                  About
                </Link>
                <Link
                  ...
                  onClick={toggleOffCanvas}
                >
                  Contact
                </Link>
              </Nav>
            </Offcanvas.Body>
          </Navbar.Offcanvas>
        </Container>
      </Navbar>
    </>
  );
};

Edit offcanvas-react-scroll (forked)

Update

Simpler implementation using a React ref.

  1. Create a ref for the Navbar.OffCanvas component.
  2. Create an onClick handler to access the attached ref, the backdrop element, and simulate a click event.
  3. Add an onClick handler to each Link component to toggle the Navbar.OffCanvas component hidden.

Code

const Header = () => {
  const offCanvasRef = useRef();
  const offsetValue = -56;

  const closeOffCanvas = () => offCanvasRef.current.backdrop.click();

  return (
    <>
      <Navbar bg="dark" variant="dark" expand={false} fixed="top">
        <Container fluid>
          <Navbar.Brand href="#">Navbar Offcanvas</Navbar.Brand>
          <Navbar.Toggle aria-controls="offcanvasNavbar" />
          <Navbar.Offcanvas
            ref={offCanvasRef}
            ...
          >
            <Offcanvas.Header closeButton>
              ...
            </Offcanvas.Header>
            <Offcanvas.Body>
              <Nav className="justify-content-end flex-grow-1 pe-3 offcanvas--menu">
                <Link
                  ...
                  onClick={closeOffCanvas}
                >
                  Home
                </Link>
                <Link
                  ...
                  className="p-3 border-bottom border-dark text-decoration-none"
                  onClick={closeOffCanvas}
                >
                  About
                </Link>
                <Link
                  ...
                  onClick={closeOffCanvas}
                >
                  Contact
                </Link>
              </Nav>
            </Offcanvas.Body>
          </Navbar.Offcanvas>
        </Container>
      </Navbar>
    </>
  );
};

Edit how-to-hide-the-offcanvas-navbar-when-selecting-the-links-inside-of-it-using-rea (with Ref)