useQuery Hook

In this lesson, we create a hook to handle queries.

We'll cover the following

useQuery #

A query in our app is to filter ToDo items. This hook returns two functions, setQuery and getQuery

setQuery is a function to update query, while getQuery is a function to read query.

// ./hooks/useQuery.js

import { useCallback } from 'react';
import { useTrackedState, useSetDraft } from '../store';
export const useQuery = () => {
  const state = useTrackedState();
  const getQuery = () => state.query;
  const setDraft = useSetDraft();
  const setQuery = useCallback(
    query => {
      setDraft(draft => {
        draft.query = query;
  return { getQuery, setQuery };

There is an important note here: The reason we use getQuery is because we used React Tracked. If we just used the bare React context, we could simply do the following:

return {
  query: state.query,

If we do this with React Tracked, query is always marked as “used” when using this hook because it accesses the query property of the state inside the hook.

Another recommended pattern is that useQuery only returns setQuery and is named useSetQuery. Another pattern could be that you use state.query directly in components.

Next #

In the next lessons, we learn how to create components with the hooks we created.

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