Trying out Next.js but I'm struggling with the following. Just tried to install react-hook-mousetrap and imported it like I normally would:

import useMousetrap from "react-hook-mousetrap";

This gives me the following error:

SyntaxError: Cannot use import statement outside a module
1 > module.exports = require("react-hook-mousetrap");

I am not sure what this means? I then thought it might be a problem with Nextjs's SSR, since my library enables hotkeys and will use some browser APIs. If you already know that I am on the wrong track here you can stop reading now.

What I did next however was this, I tried dynamic imports:

1. Dynamic import with next/dynamic

First thing I came across was next/dynamic, but this seems to be for JSX / React Components only (correct me if I'm wrong). Here I will be importing and using a React hook.

2. Dynamic import with await (...).default

So I tried dynamically importing it as a module, but I'm not sure how to do this exactly.

I need to use my hook at the top level of my component, can't make that Component async and now don't know what to do?

const MyComponent = () => {  
 // (1) TRIED THIS:
 const useMousetrap = await import("react-hook-mousetrap").default;
 //can't use the hook here since my Component is not async; Can't make the Component async, since this breaks stuff
 // (2) TRIED THIS:
    (async () => {
 const useMousetrap = (await import("react-hook-mousetrap")).default;
 // in this async function i can't use the hook, because it needs to be called at the top level.



Any advice here would be appreciated!

Solution 1

The error occurs because react-hook-mousetrap is exported as an ESM library. You can have Next.js transpile it using next-transpile-modules in your next.config.js.

const withTM = require('next-transpile-modules')(['react-hook-mousetrap']);

module.exports = withTM({ /* Your Next.js config */});

Solution 2

I don't know if my answer is actual, but i'm facing whith this problem today, and what that i done:

//test component for modal 
const Button: React.FC<{close?: () => void}> = ({ close }) => (
    <button type="button" onClick={ close }>Close</button>

// async call import react custom hook in next js whithout a dynamic 
let newHook;

(async () => {
 const { hookFromNodeModules } = 
 await import('path/to/hook');

 newHook = hookFromNodeModules;

export default function Home() {
// check if hook is available
const openModal = newHook && newHook();

const { t } = useTranslation('common');

// useCallback for update call function when hook is available
const handleOpen = React.useCallback(() => {
    openModal?.openModal(Button, {});
}, [openModal]);

 return ( ...your code )

hope this help!)

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