How to Handle Opening and Closing Context Menus with a Custom React Hook

You can do really cool things in react. One of the core concepts of react is composing reusable components. React hooks allow you to reuse even more logic! For more info please refer to Facebook’s react documentation.

One of the problems I was struggling to solve was how to detect clicks outside a context menu to close it. When I started learning react a few years ago, I was only able to implement toggling the menu open / close via the original button that triggers the opening.

Here is how you can implement this with a react hook.

I hoped this help! Feel free to ask any questions on my implementation or share your own implementation! Let’s learn from each other! 👌 🔥