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React Apps Toolkit

The @contentful/react-apps-toolkit offers a simple way to access the App Framework's functionality in your react based Contentful apps.

They can be used in apps created with create-contentful-app, as well as any other React app using Contentful's App SDK.

Installation

npm install @contentful/react-apps-toolkit
# or
yarn add @contentful/react-apps-toolkit

Available features

The following hooks and utilities are exported from the package:

SDKProvider

The SDKProvider is a wrapper component, which automatically makes the Contentful App SDK available to any child components using React Context. To use any of the hooks contained in this package, they must be wrapped in the <SDKProvider>, because all of the hooks depend on the App SDK.

Usage:

import { SDKProvider, useSDK } from '@contentful/react-apps-toolkit';

function ChildComponentUsingHook() {
  const sdk = useSDK<FieldExtensionSDK>();

  return <>App Id: {sdk.ids.app}</>;
}

function App() {
  return (
    <SDKProvider>
      <ChildComponentUsingHook />
    </SDKProvider>
  );
}

useSDK

useSDK returns an instance of the Contentful App SDK.

It must be wrapped it within the SDKProvider, otherwise, it will throw an error.

Usage:

import { SDKProvider, useSDK } from '@contentful/react-apps-toolkit';

function ComponentUsingSDK() {
  const sdk = useSDK<FieldExtensionSDK>();

  return <>App Id: {sdk.ids.app}</>;
}

function App() {
  return (
    <SDKProvider>
      <ChildComponentUsingSDK />
    </SDKProvider>
  );
}

useCMA

useCMA returns an initialized client for the Contentful Management API. This can be used immediately to communicate with the environment the app is rendered in. Contentful Management API docs.

Note: The CMA client instance returned by this hook is automatically scoped to the contentful space and environment in which it is called.

Usage:

import { SDKProvider, useCMA } from '@contentful/react-apps-toolkit';

function ComponentUsingCMA() {
  const cma = useCMA();
  const [entries, setEntries] = useState();

  useEffect(() => {
    cma.entries.getMany().then(setEntries);
  }, [cma]);

  return <>{entries?.length}</>;
}

function App() {
  return (
    <SDKProvider>
      <ComponentUsingCMA />
    </SDKProvider>
  );
}

useFieldValue

useFieldValue provides the current value, and a setter function for updating the current value, of a given field in Contentful. If used in the field location, it will initialize using the current field id by default.

If used in the entry sidebar location, or the entry editor location, it must be passed a field ID to initialize.

useFieldValue also optionally accepts a locale, if the field has multiple locales. If no locale is passed, it will use the environment's default locale.

Usage:

import { SDKProvider, useFieldValue } from '@contentful/react-apps-toolkit';

function ComponentUsingFieldValue() {
  const [value, setValue] = useFieldValue('slug', 'en-US');

  return <input value={value} onChange={(e) => setValue(e.target.value)} />;
}

function App() {
  return (
    <SDKProvider>
      <ComponentUsingFieldValue />
    </SDKProvider>
  );
}

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