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Sorry, don't have much time to fix existing bugs, have full-time job and life, but working on v2 on free time, it's on early stages for now.

This is a horizontal scrolling menu component for React. Menu component has adaptive width, just set width for parent container. Items width will be determined from CSS styles.

Note: I don't have much time for project support. Any help is appreciated.

For navigation, you can use arrows, mouse wheel or just drag items.

Component return items position, selected item, and click event from callbacks.

Possible set default position and selected item on initialization.

:star: if you like the project :)

Quick start

npm install --save react-horizontal-scrolling-menu

In project: ```javascript import React, { Component } from 'react'; import ScrollMenu from 'react-horizontal-scrolling-menu'; import './App.css';

// list of items const list = [ { name: 'item1' }, { name: 'item2' }, { name: 'item3' }, { name: 'item4' }, { name: 'item5' }, { name: 'item6' }, { name: 'item7' }, { name: 'item8' }, { name: 'item9' } ];

// One item component // selected prop will be passed const MenuItem = ({text, selected}) => { return

; };

// All items component // Important! add unique key export const Menu = (list, selected) => => { const {name} = el;

return ;


const Arrow = ({ text, className }) => { return (

); };

const ArrowLeft = Arrow({ text: '<', className: 'arrow-prev' }); const ArrowRight = Arrow({ text: '>', className: 'arrow-next' });

const selected = 'item1';

class App extends Component { constructor(props) { super(props); // call it again if items count changes this.menuItems = Menu(list, selected); }

state = { selected };

onSelect = key => { this.setState({ selected: key }); }

render() { const { selected } = this.state; // Create menu from items const menu = this.menuItems;

return (

} }

In App.css
.menu-item {
  padding: 0 40px;
  margin: 5px 10px;
  user-select: none;
  cursor: pointer;
  border: none;
} {
  border: 1px blue solid;
} {
  border: 1px green solid;

.scroll-menu-arrow { padding: 20px; cursor: pointer; }


You can clone repository and run demo project from examples folder.

git clone
cd react-horizontal-scrolling-menu/examples
npm install
npm run start

Properties and callbacks


Type Description Required Default Value
alignCenter Boolean Try to align items by center false true
alignOnResize Boolean Try to align items after resize window false true
clickWhenDrag Boolean After drag end select item under cursor( if any) false false
dragging Boolean Allow drag items by mouse(and touch) false true
wheel Boolean Scroll with mouse wheel false true
arrowLeft React component React component for left arrow false null
arrowRight React component React component for right arrow false null
data Array of react components Menu items, if empy render null (note, component must have unique key!) true []
hideArrows Boolean hide arrows if items fit to one screen, (add class scroll-menu-arrow--disabled to arrows) false false
arrowDisabledClass String The class name to append when arrows are disabled false "scroll-menu-arrow--disabled"
hideSingleArrow Boolean hide left/right arrows on first/last pages false false
transition Float number How long animation last, 0 for disable false 0.4
selected String or Number Initial selected item false 0
translate Number Initial offset false 0
menuClass String Class for component false 'horizontal-menu'
arrowClass String Class for arrow false 'scroll-menu-arrow'
wrapperClass String Class for wrapper in component false 'menu-wrapper'
innerWrapperStyle Object Styles inner wrapper false {textAlign: 'left'}
innerWrapperClass String Class for inner wrapper false 'menu-wrapper--inner'
itemStyle Object Styles for item wrapper false {display: 'inline-block'}
itemClass String Class for item wrapper false 'menu-item-wrapper'
itemClassActive String Class for active item wrapper false 'active'
menuStyle Object Styles for root menu component false {display: 'flex', alignItems: 'center', userSelect: 'none'}
wrapperStyle Object Style for outer wrapper false {overflow: 'hidden', userSelect: 'none'}
onFirstItemVisible Function Callback for first item visible false () => false
onLastItemVisible Function Callback for last item visible (for example for LazyLoad more items) false () => false
onSelect Function Callback when item selected, return item key false null
onUpdate Function Callback when menu position changed, return { translate: 0 } false null
scrollToSelected Boolean Scroll to

props passed on mount and when props changed
false false
scrollBy Number How many menu items to scroll, 0 for all visible false 0
inertiaScrolling Boolean Use inertia for scrolling, duration depends on transition and slowdown false false
inertiaScrollingSlowdown Float Number Slow down factor for inertia scrolling false 0.25
useButtonRole Boolean Adding role="button" to every item false true
disableTabindex Boolean Removing tabindex="0" false false
rtl Boolean Reverse the scroll direction (component should have a parent with dir="rtl" in the DOM tree false false

Programmaticaly change things

You can scroll left/right via


Can get other properties in component state -

const { leftArrowVisible, rightArrowVisible, selected, translate } = componentRef.state

Can simulate click with


Can select and scroll to item with



  • Menu items must have width. If items contain images and images are not loaded yet it can be a problem. Generally component will try to determine the width of items, if it can't you can assign ref to component and call $ref.setInitial() manually when items have the width for sure.
  • Browser must support requestAnimationFrame or use polyfill.
  • It may not work in IE. (if you need it you can make a PR, I will merge)


My first npm project. Sorry for my english.

Any contribution and correction appreciated. Just fork repo, commit and make PR, don't forget about tests.


1 Fork the repo: * Run

npm install
in root folder * In root folder run
npm link
* Go to example project folder (examples) * Run
npm install && npm link react-horizontal-scrolling-menu
* Run
npm run start
in root folder and after that in examples folders

2 Write code! Add some feature or fix bug.

3 Check that all tests passed and add tests for your code. * You can use

npm run test:watch
for run tests in watch mode

4 Update readme and example(if needed)

5 Make commit and Pull Request


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

| Federico D. Ferrari
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💻 | Alex Oxrud
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💻 📖 | Francisco

💻 ⚠️ | entkenntnis

💻 📖 | Brandon Apanui
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💻 | Yevhenii Melikov
Yevhenii Melikov

💻 | Burak Targaç
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💻 | | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | :---: | | Bogdan

💻 ⚠️ | Rob Gordon
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💻 | Denis Lukov
Denis Lukov

💻 | Gustavo Ribeiro
Gustavo Ribeiro

🐛 💻 ⚠️ | Dragoș Străinu
Dragoș Străinu


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