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Contextism 🤩 is a new way to use React Context better.


Read this article to become familiar with the idea.


Installation 🔥

npm i contextism
// or 
yarn add contextism

Usage ✏️

We have two ways to use Contextism, Creating store using it or using its hooks directly:

#1 createStore ✋

// store.js 
import { createStore } from 'contextism';
const context = createStore("default value for state");
export const { Provider, useDispatchContext, useStateContext, useStore } = context;

// App.jsx import Div from './Div' import { Provider } from './store';

const App = () => { const [ state, dispatch ] = React.useState("Value for state"); // or useReducer

return (
    <provider state="{state}" dispatch="{dispatch}">
        // Components you want to use the state there.


// Div.jsx import { useStateContext, useDispatchContext, useStore } from './store';

const Div = () => { const state = useStateContext(); // "Value for state" const dispatch = useDispatchContext(); // dispatch function (setState) in App // or better one const [state, dispatch] = useStore();

return ...


When we create store using Contextism, it gives us 3 hooks :

  • useStateContext: the state value that we gave it to state prop in Provider component
  • useDispatchContext: the setState function or useReducer dispatch that we passed it to dispatch prop
  • useStore: returns us an array with two values of the above hooks;
    [ useStateContext, useDispatchContext ]

NOTE: you should use these hooks( methods of createStore function) in child components of Provider component.

#2 default hooks ✋

Contextism has two hooks beside createStore function:

  • useContext: takes a React context and returns the value
  • useStore: takes two React contexts and returns two values of them, the same thing like in the above way but with two arguments
// Store.jsx
export const CountStateContext = React.createContext();
export const CountDispatchContext = React.createContext();
function countReducer(state, action) {

export function CountProvider({children}) { const [state, dispatch] = React.useReducer(countReducer, {count: 0}); return ( <countstatecontext.provider value="{state}"> <countdispatchcontext.provider value="{dispatch}"> {children} </countdispatchcontext.provider> </countstatecontext.provider> ) } // App.jsx import { CountProvider } from './Store'; import Div from './Div'; export function App() { return (


} // Div.jsx import { CountStateContext, CountDispatchContext } from './Store'; import { useContext, useStore} from 'contextism';

export function Div() { const state = useContext(CountStateContext); const dispatch = useContext(CountDispatchContext); // Or much better: const [state, dispatch] = useStore(CountStateContext,CountDispatchContext);

return ...


Typescript 🔷

Contextism has Typescript support like generics and ... . in createStore you can pass two generics too, first one for the state structure and interface, the second one for the useReducer hook.

type Action = {type: 'increment'} | {type: 'decrement'}
type State = { count: number }
// The second generic is for useReducer Action
const context = createStore();

// For useState just pass the first generic (State interface generic) const context = createStore();


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