javascript

reactjs

typescript

setstate

lodash

Problem

I am writing an application in React and was unable to avoid a super common pitfall, which is calling setState(...) after componentWillUnmount(...).

I looked very carefully at my code and tried to put some guarding clauses in place, but the problem persisted and I am still observing the warning.

Therefore, I've got two questions:

  1. How do I figure out from the stack trace, which particular component and event handler or lifecycle hook is responsible for the rule violation?
  2. Well, how to fix the problem itself, because my code was written with this pitfall in mind and is already trying to prevent it, but some underlying component's still generating the warning.

Browser console

Warning: Can't perform a React state update on an unmounted component.
This is a no-op, but it indicates a memory leak in your application.
To fix, cancel all subscriptions and asynchronous tasks in the componentWillUnmount
method.
    in TextLayerInternal (created by Context.Consumer)
    in TextLayer (created by PageInternal) index.js:1446
d/console[e]
index.js:1446
warningWithoutStack
react-dom.development.js:520
warnAboutUpdateOnUnmounted
react-dom.development.js:18238
scheduleWork
react-dom.development.js:19684
enqueueSetState
react-dom.development.js:12936
./node_modules/react/cjs/react.development.js/Component.prototype.setState
react.development.js:356
_callee$
TextLayer.js:97
tryCatch
runtime.js:63
invoke
runtime.js:282
defineIteratorMethods/</prototype[method]
runtime.js:116
asyncGeneratorStep
asyncToGenerator.js:3
_throw
asyncToGenerator.js:29

Code

Book.tsx

import { throttle } from 'lodash';
import * as React from 'react';
import { AutoWidthPdf } from '../shared/AutoWidthPdf';
import BookCommandPanel from '../shared/BookCommandPanel';
import BookTextPath from '../static/pdf/sde.pdf';
import './Book.css';

const DEFAULT_WIDTH = 140;

class Book extends React.Component {
  setDivSizeThrottleable: () => void;
  pdfWrapper: HTMLDivElement | null = null;
  isComponentMounted: boolean = false;
  state = {
    hidden: true,
    pdfWidth: DEFAULT_WIDTH,
  };

  constructor(props: any) {
    super(props);
    this.setDivSizeThrottleable = throttle(
      () => {
        if (this.isComponentMounted) {
          this.setState({
            pdfWidth: this.pdfWrapper!.getBoundingClientRect().width - 5,
          });
        }
      },
      500,
    );
  }

  componentDidMount = () => {
    this.isComponentMounted = true;
    this.setDivSizeThrottleable();
    window.addEventListener("resize", this.setDivSizeThrottleable);
  };

  componentWillUnmount = () => {
    this.isComponentMounted = false;
    window.removeEventListener("resize", this.setDivSizeThrottleable);
  };

  render = () => (
    <div className="Book">
      { this.state.hidden && <div className="Book__LoadNotification centered">Book is being loaded...</div> }

      <div className={this.getPdfContentContainerClassName()}>
        <BookCommandPanel
          bookTextPath={BookTextPath}
          />

        <div className="Book__PdfContent" ref={ref => this.pdfWrapper = ref}>
          <AutoWidthPdf
            file={BookTextPath}
            width={this.state.pdfWidth}
            onLoadSuccess={(_: any) => this.onDocumentComplete()}
            />
        </div>

        <BookCommandPanel
          bookTextPath={BookTextPath}
          />
      </div>
    </div>
  );

  getPdfContentContainerClassName = () => this.state.hidden ? 'hidden' : '';

  onDocumentComplete = () => {
    try {
      this.setState({ hidden: false });
      this.setDivSizeThrottleable();
    } catch (caughtError) {
      console.warn({ caughtError });
    }
  };
}

export default Book;

AutoWidthPdf.tsx

import * as React from 'react';
import { Document, Page, pdfjs } from 'react-pdf';

pdfjs.GlobalWorkerOptions.workerSrc = `//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/pdf.js/${pdfjs.version}/pdf.worker.js`;

interface IProps {
  file: string;
  width: number;
  onLoadSuccess: (pdf: any) => void;
}
export class AutoWidthPdf extends React.Component<IProps> {
  render = () => (
    <Document
      file={this.props.file}
      onLoadSuccess={(_: any) => this.props.onLoadSuccess(_)}
      >
      <Page
        pageNumber={1}
        width={this.props.width}
        />
    </Document>
  );
}

Update 1: Cancel throttleable function (still no luck)

const DEFAULT_WIDTH = 140;

class Book extends React.Component {
  setDivSizeThrottleable: ((() => void) & Cancelable) | undefined;
  pdfWrapper: HTMLDivElement | null = null;
  state = {
    hidden: true,
    pdfWidth: DEFAULT_WIDTH,
  };

  componentDidMount = () => {
    this.setDivSizeThrottleable = throttle(
      () => {
        this.setState({
          pdfWidth: this.pdfWrapper!.getBoundingClientRect().width - 5,
        });
      },
      500,
    );

    this.setDivSizeThrottleable();
    window.addEventListener("resize", this.setDivSizeThrottleable);
  };

  componentWillUnmount = () => {
    window.removeEventListener("resize", this.setDivSizeThrottleable!);
    this.setDivSizeThrottleable!.cancel();
    this.setDivSizeThrottleable = undefined;
  };

  render = () => (
    <div className="Book">
      { this.state.hidden && <div className="Book__LoadNotification centered">Book is being loaded...</div> }

      <div className={this.getPdfContentContainerClassName()}>
        <BookCommandPanel
          BookTextPath={BookTextPath}
          />

        <div className="Book__PdfContent" ref={ref => this.pdfWrapper = ref}>
          <AutoWidthPdf
            file={BookTextPath}
            width={this.state.pdfWidth}
            onLoadSuccess={(_: any) => this.onDocumentComplete()}
            />
        </div>

        <BookCommandPanel
          BookTextPath={BookTextPath}
          />
      </div>
    </div>
  );

  getPdfContentContainerClassName = () => this.state.hidden ? 'hidden' : '';

  onDocumentComplete = () => {
    try {
      this.setState({ hidden: false });
      this.setDivSizeThrottleable!();
    } catch (caughtError) {
      console.warn({ caughtError });
    }
  };
}

export default Book;

Solution 1

Here is a React Hooks specific solution for

Error

Warning: Can't perform a React state update on an unmounted component.

Solution

You can declare let isMounted = true inside useEffect, which will be changed in the cleanup callback, as soon as the component is unmounted. Before state updates, you now check this variable conditionally:

useEffect(() => {
  let isMounted = true;               // note mutable flag
  someAsyncOperation().then(data => {
    if (isMounted) setState(data);    // add conditional check
  })
  return () => { isMounted = false }; // cleanup toggles value, if unmounted
}, []);                               // adjust dependencies to your needs

Extension: Custom useAsync Hook

We can encapsulate all the boilerplate into a custom Hook, that automatically aborts async functions in case the component unmounts or dependency values have changed before:

function useAsync(asyncFn, onSuccess) {
  useEffect(() => {
    let isActive = true;
    asyncFn().then(data => {
      if (isActive) onSuccess(data);
    });
    return () => { isActive = false };
  }, [asyncFn, onSuccess]);
}

More on effect cleanups: Overreacted: A Complete Guide to useEffect

Solution 2

To remove - Can't perform a React state update on an unmounted component warning, use componentDidMount method under a condition and make false that condition on componentWillUnmount method. For example : -

class Home extends Component {
  _isMounted = false;

  constructor(props) {
    super(props);

    this.state = {
      news: [],
    };
  }

  componentDidMount() {
    this._isMounted = true;

    ajaxVar
      .get('https://domain')
      .then(result => {
        if (this._isMounted) {
          this.setState({
            news: result.data.hits,
          });
        }
      });
  }

  componentWillUnmount() {
    this._isMounted = false;
  }

  render() {
    ...
  }
}

Solution 3

If above solutions dont work, try this and it works for me:

componentWillUnmount() {
    // fix Warning: Can't perform a React state update on an unmounted component
    this.setState = (state,callback)=>{
        return;
    };
}

Solution 4

There is a hook that's fairly common called useIsMounted that solves this problem (for functional components)...

import { useRef, useEffect } from 'react';

export function useIsMounted() {
  const isMounted = useRef(false);

  useEffect(() => {
    isMounted.current = true;
    return () => isMounted.current = false;
  }, []);

  return isMounted;
}

then in your functional component

function Book() {
  const isMounted = useIsMounted();
  ...

  useEffect(() => {
    asyncOperation().then(data => {
      if (isMounted.current) { setState(data); }
    })
  });
  ...
}

Solution 5

Checking if a component is mounted is actually an anti pattern as per React documentation. The solution to the setState warning is rather to leverage on the use of an AbortController:

useEffect(() => {
  const abortController = new AbortController()   // creating an AbortController
  fetch(url, { signal: abortController.signal })  // passing the signal to the query
    .then(data => {
      setState(data)                              // if everything went well, set the state
    })
    .catch(error => {
      if (error.name === 'AbortError') return     // if the query has been aborted, do nothing
      throw error
    })
  
  return () => {
    abortController.abort()                       // stop the query by aborting on the AbortController on unmount
  }
}, [])

For asynchronous operations that aren't based on the Fetch API, there still should be a way to cancel these asynchronous operations, and you should rather leverage these than just checking if a component is mounted. If you are building your own API, you can implement the AbortController API in it to handle it.

For more context, the check if a component is mounted is an anti pattern as React is checking internally if the component is mounted to display that warning. Doing the same check again is just a way to hide the warning, and there are some easier ways to hide them than adding this piece of code on a big part of a codebase.

Source: https://medium.com/doctolib/react-stop-checking-if-your-component-is-mounted-3bb2568a4934

Solution 6

I had this warning possibly because of calling setState from an effect hook (This is discussed in these 3 issues linked together).

Anyway, upgrading the react version removed the warning.

Solution 7

React already removed this warning but here is a better solution (not just workaround)

useEffect(() => {
  const abortController = new AbortController()   // creating an AbortController
  fetch(url, { signal: abortController.signal })  // passing the signal to the query
    .then(data => {
      setState(data)                              // if everything went well, set the state
    })
    .catch(error => {
      if (error.name === 'AbortError') return     // if the query has been aborted, do nothing
      throw error
    })
  
  return () => {
    abortController.abort() 
  }
}, [])

Solution 8

The solution from @ford04 didn't worked to me and specially if you need to use the isMounted in multiple places (multiple useEffect for instance), it's recommended to useRef, as bellow:

  1. Essential packages
"dependencies": 
{
  "react": "17.0.1",
}
"devDependencies": { 
  "typescript": "4.1.5",
}

  1. My Hook Component
export const SubscriptionsView: React.FC = () => {
  const [data, setData] = useState<Subscription[]>();
  const isMounted = React.useRef(true);

  React.useEffect(() => {
    if (isMounted.current) {
      // fetch data
      // setData (fetch result)

      return () => {
        isMounted.current = false;
      };
    }
  }
});

Solution 9

try changing setDivSizeThrottleable to

this.setDivSizeThrottleable = throttle(
  () => {
    if (this.isComponentMounted) {
      this.setState({
        pdfWidth: this.pdfWrapper!.getBoundingClientRect().width - 5,
      });
    }
  },
  500,
  { leading: false, trailing: true }
);

Solution 10

I know that you're not using history, but in my case I was using the useHistory hook from React Router DOM, which unmounts the component before the state is persisted in my React Context Provider.

To fix this problem I have used the hook withRouter nesting the component, in my case export default withRouter(Login), and inside the component const Login = props => { ...; props.history.push("/dashboard"); .... I have also removed the other props.history.push from the component, e.g, if(authorization.token) return props.history.push('/dashboard') because this causes a loop, because the authorization state.

An alternative to push a new item to history.

Solution 11

Add a ref to a jsx component and then check it exist

function Book() {
  const ref = useRef();

  useEffect(() => {
    asyncOperation().then(data => {
      if (ref.current) setState(data);
    })
  });

  return <div ref={ref}>content</div>
}

Solution 12

I had a similar issue thanks @ford04 helped me out.

However, another error occurred.

NB. I am using ReactJS hooks

ndex.js:1 Warning: Cannot update during an existing state transition (such as within `render`). Render methods should be a pure function of props and state.

What causes the error?

import {useHistory} from 'react-router-dom'

const History = useHistory()
if (true) {
  history.push('/new-route');
}
return (
  <>
    <render component />
  </>
)

This could not work because despite you are redirecting to new page all state and props are being manipulated on the dom or simply rendering to the previous page did not stop.

What solution I found

import {Redirect} from 'react-router-dom'

if (true) {
  return <redirect to="/new-route" />
}
return (
  <>
    <render component />
  </>
)

Solution 13

If you are fetching data from axios and the error still occurs, just wrap the setter inside the condition

let isRendered = useRef(false);
useEffect(() => {
    isRendered = true;
    axios
        .get("/sample/api")
        .then(res => {
            if (isRendered) {
                setState(res.data);
            }
            return null;
        })
        .catch(err => console.log(err));
    return () => {
        isRendered = false;
    };
}, []);

Solution 14

I have 2 solutions for this error:

  1. return:

If you are used hook and useEffect, So put a return end of useEffect.

useEffect(() => {
    window.addEventListener('mousemove', logMouseMove)
    return () => {
        window.removeEventListener('mousemove', logMouseMove)
    }
}, [])
  1. componentWillUnmount:

If you are used componentDidMount, So put componentWillUnmount next to it.

componentDidMount() { 
    window.addEventListener('mousemove', this.logMouseMove)
}

componentWillUnmount() {
    window.removeEventListener('mousemove', this.logMouseMove)
}

Solution 15

The isMounted approach is an anti-pattern in most cases because it doesn't actually clean up/cancel anything, it just avoids changing state on unmounted components, but does nothing with pending asynchronous tasks. The React team recently removed the leak warning because users keep creating a lot of anti-patterns to hide the warning rather than fix its cause.

But writing cancellable code in plain JS can be really tricky. To fix this I made my own lib useAsyncEffect2 with custom hooks, built on top of a cancellable promise (c-promise2) for executing cancellable async code to reach its graceful cancellation. All async stages (promises), including deep ones, are cancellable. This means that the request here will be automatically aborted if its parent context is canceled. Of course, any other asynchronous operation can be used instead of a request.

  • useAsyncEffect Demo with plain useState usage (Live Demo):
    import React, { useState } from "react";
    import { useAsyncEffect } from "use-async-effect2";
    import cpAxios from "cp-axios";
    
    function TestComponent({url}) {
      const [text, setText] = useState("");
    
      const cancel = useAsyncEffect(
        function* () {
          setText("fetching...");
          const json = (yield cpAxios(url)).data;
          setText(`Success: ${JSON.stringify(json)}`);
        },
        [url]
      );
    
      return (
        <div>
          <div>{text}</div>
          <button onClick={cancel}>
            Cancel request
          </button>
        </div>
      );
    }
  • useAsyncEffect Demo with internal states usage (Live Demo):
    import React from "react";
    import { useAsyncEffect } from "use-async-effect2";
    import cpAxios from "cp-axios";
    
    function TestComponent({ url, timeout }) {
      const [cancel, done, result, err] = useAsyncEffect(
        function* () {
          return (yield cpAxios(url).timeout(timeout)).data;
        },
        { states: true, deps: [url] }
      );
    
      return (
        <div>
          {done ? (err ? err.toString() : JSON.stringify(result)) : "loading..."}
          <button onClick={cancel} disabled={done}>
            Cancel async effect (abort request)
          </button>
        </div>
      );
    }
  • Class component using decorators (Live demo)
import React, { Component } from "react";
import { ReactComponent } from "c-promise2";
import cpAxios from "cp-axios";

@ReactComponent
class TestComponent extends Component {
  state = {
    text: ""
  };

  *componentDidMount(scope) {
    const { url, timeout } = this.props;
    const response = yield cpAxios(url).timeout(timeout);
    this.setState({ text: JSON.stringify(response.data, null, 2) });
  }

  render() {
    return (<div>{this.state.text}</div>);
  }
}

export default TestComponent;

More other examples:

Solution 16

Edit: I just realized the warning is referencing a component called TextLayerInternal. That's likely where your bug is. The rest of this is still relevant, but it might not fix your problem.

1) Getting the instance of a component for this warning is tough. It looks like there is some discussion to improve this in React but there currently is no easy way to do it. The reason it hasn't been built yet, I suspect, is likely because components are expected to be written in such a way that setState after unmount isn't possible no matter what the state of the component is. The problem, as far as the React team is concerned, is always in the Component code and not the Component instance, which is why you get the Component Type name.

That answer might be unsatisfactory, but I think I can fix your problem.

2) Lodashes throttled function has a cancel method. Call cancel in componentWillUnmount and ditch the isComponentMounted. Canceling is more "idiomatically" React than introducing a new property.

Solution 17

UPDATE DO NOT USE MY ORIGINAL ANSWER AS IT DOES NOT WORK

This answer was based on the use of cancelable promises and a note in makecancelable which I migrated to use hooks. However, it appears it does not cancel a chain of async/await and even cancelable-promise does not support canceling of a chain of awaits

Doing a bit more research on this, it appears that some internal Google reasons prevented cancelable promises from coming into the standard.

Further more, there was some promise with Bluebird which introduces cancelable promises, but it does not work in Expo or at least I haven't seen an example of it working in Expo.

The accepted answer is the best. Since I use TypeScript I had adapted the code with a few modifications (I explicitly set the dependencies since the accepted answer's implicit dependencies appear to give a re-render loop on my app, added and use async/await rather than promise chain, pass a ref to the mounted object so that an async/await chain can be canceled earlier if needed)

/**
 * This starts an async function and executes another function that performs
 * React state changes if the component is still mounted after the async
 * operation completes
 * @template T
 * @param {(mountedRef: React.MutableRefObject<boolean>) => Promise<T>} asyncFunction async function,
 *   it has a copy of the mounted ref so an await chain can be canceled earlier.
 * @param {(asyncResult: T) => void} onSuccess this gets executed after async
 *   function is resolved and the component is still mounted
 * @param {import("react").DependencyList} deps
 */
export function useAsyncSetEffect(asyncFunction, onSuccess, deps) {
  const mountedRef = useRef(false);
  useEffect(() => {
    mountedRef.current = true;
    (async () => {
      const x = await asyncFunction(mountedRef);
      if (mountedRef.current) {
        onSuccess(x);
      }
    })();
    return () => {
      mountedRef.current = false;
    };
  }, deps);
}

Original answer

Since I have many different operations that are async, I use the cancelable-promise package to resolve this issue with minimal code changes.

Previous code:

useEffect(() => 
  (async () => {
    const bar = await fooAsync();
    setSomeState(bar);
  })(),
  []
);

New code:

import { cancelable } from "cancelable-promise";

...

useEffect(
  () => {
    const cancelablePromise = cancelable(async () => {
      const bar = await fooAsync();
      setSomeState(bar);
    })
    return () => cancelablePromise.cancel();
  },
  []
);

You can alsowrpte it in a custom utility function like this

/**
 * This wraps an async function in a cancelable promise
 * @param {() => PromiseLike<void>} asyncFunction
 * @param {React.DependencyList} deps
 */
export function useCancelableEffect(asyncFunction, deps) {
  useEffect(() => {
    const cancelablePromise = cancelable(asyncFunction());
    return () => cancelablePromise.cancel();
  }, deps);
}

Solution 18

Based on @ford04 answer, here is the same encapsulated in a method :

import React, { FC, useState, useEffect, DependencyList } from 'react';

export function useEffectAsync( effectAsyncFun : ( isMounted: () => boolean ) => unknown, deps?: DependencyList ) {
    useEffect( () => {
        let isMounted = true;
        const _unused = effectAsyncFun( () => isMounted );
        return () => { isMounted = false; };
    }, deps );
} 

Usage:

const MyComponent : FC<{}> = (props) => {
    const [ asyncProp , setAsyncProp ] = useState( '' ) ;
    useEffectAsync( async ( isMounted ) =>
    {
        const someAsyncProp = await ... ;
        if ( isMounted() )
             setAsyncProp( someAsyncProp ) ;
    });
    return <div> ... ;
} ;

Solution 19

Depending on how you open your webpage, you may not be causing a mounting. Such as using a <Link/> back to a page that was already mounted in the virtual DOM, so requiring data from a componentDidMount lifecycle is caught.

Solution 20

Here is a simple solution for this. This warning is due to when we do some fetch request while that request is in the background (because some requests take some time.)and we navigate back from that screen then they react cannot update the state. here is the example code for this. write this line before every state Update.

if(!isScreenMounted.current) return;

Here is the Complete Code

import React , {useRef} from 'react'
import { Text,StatusBar,SafeAreaView,ScrollView, StyleSheet } from 'react-native'
import BASEURL from '../constants/BaseURL';
const SearchScreen = () => {
    const isScreenMounted = useRef(true)
    useEffect(() => {
        return () =>  isScreenMounted.current = false
    },[])

    const ConvertFileSubmit = () => {
        if(!isScreenMounted.current) return;
         setUpLoading(true)
 
         var formdata = new FormData();
         var file = {
             uri: `file://${route.params.selectedfiles[0].uri}`,
             type:`${route.params.selectedfiles[0].minetype}`,
             name:`${route.params.selectedfiles[0].displayname}`,
         };
         
         formdata.append("file",file);
         
         fetch(`${BASEURL}/UploadFile`, {
             method: 'POST',
             body: formdata,
             redirect: 'manual'
         }).then(response => response.json())
         .then(result => {
             if(!isScreenMounted.current) return;
             setUpLoading(false)    
         }).catch(error => {
             console.log('error', error)
         });
     }

    return(
    <>
        <StatusBar barStyle="dark-content" />
        <SafeAreaView>
            <ScrollView
            contentInsetAdjustmentBehavior="automatic"
            style={styles.scrollView}>
               <Text>Search Screen</Text>
            </ScrollView>
        </SafeAreaView>
    </>
    )
}

export default SearchScreen;


const styles = StyleSheet.create({
    scrollView: {
        backgroundColor:"red",
    },
    container:{
        flex:1,
        justifyContent:"center",
        alignItems:"center"
    }
})

Solution 21

I solved this problem by providing all the params that are used in the useEffect hook

The code reported the bug:

useEffect(() => {
    getDistrict({
      geonameid: countryId,
      subdistrict: level,
    }).then((res) => {
      ......
    });
  }, [countryId]);

The code after fix:

useEffect(() => {
    getDistrict({
      geonameid: countryId,
      subdistrict: level,
    }).then((res) => {
      ......
    });
  }, [countryId,level]);

Can see that , problems solved after I provided all the params(including the level param) that supposed to pass through.

Solution 22

I had a similar problem and solved it :

I was automatically making the user logged-in by dispatching an action on redux ( placing authentication token on redux state )

and then I was trying to show a message with this.setState({succ_message: "...") in my component.

Component was looking empty with the same error on console : "unmounted component".."memory leak" etc.

After I read Walter's answer up in this thread

I've noticed that in the Routing table of my application , my component's route wasn't valid if user is logged-in :

{!this.props.user.token &&
        <div>
            <Route path="/register/:type" exact component={MyComp} />                                             
        </div>
}

I made the Route visible whether the token exists or not.

Solution 23

OK with :

  componentWillUnmount() {
    this._isMounted = false;
  }

Solution 24

Inspired by the accepted answer by @ford04 I had even better approach dealing with it, instead of using useEffect inside useAsync create a new function that returns a callback for componentWillUnmount :

function asyncRequest(asyncRequest, onSuccess, onError, onComplete) {
  let isMounted=true
  asyncRequest().then((data => isMounted ? onSuccess(data):null)).catch(onError).finally(onComplete)
  return () => {isMounted=false}
}

...

useEffect(()=>{
        return asyncRequest(()=>someAsyncTask(arg), response=> {
            setSomeState(response)
        },onError, onComplete)
    },[])

Solution 25

const handleClick = async (item: NavheadersType, index: number) => {
    const newNavHeaders = [...navheaders];
    if (item.url) {
      await router.push(item.url);   =>>>> line causing error (causing route to happen)
      // router.push(item.url);  =>>> coreect line
      newNavHeaders.forEach((item) => (item.active = false));
      newNavHeaders[index].active = true;
      setnavheaders([...newNavHeaders]);
    }
  };

Solution 26

The simplest and most compact solution (with an explanation) is seen below as a one-liner solution.

useEffect(() => { return () => {}; }, []);

The useEffect() example above returns a callback function triggers React to finish its unmount portion of its life-cycle prior to updating state.

That very simplistic solution is all that is needed. In addition, it also works unlike the fictional syntax provided by @ford04 and @sfletche . By the way, the below code snippet from @ford04 is purely imaginary syntax (@sfletche , @vinod , @guneetgstar , and @Drew Cordano used the very same imaginary syntax).

data => {       <--- Fictional/Imaginary Syntax

someAsyncOperation().then(data => {
    if (isMounted) setState(data);    // add conditional check
  })

All of my linters and all the linters of my entire team will not accept it and they report Uncaught SyntaxError: unexpected token: '=>'. I am surprised that no one caught the imaginary syntax. Would anyone who has participated in this question-thread, particularly among the up-voters, explain to me how they got the solutions to work for them?

Solution 27

Inspired by @ford04 answer I use this hook, which also takes callbacks for success, errors, finally and an abortFn:

export const useAsync = (
        asyncFn, 
        onSuccess = false, 
        onError = false, 
        onFinally = false, 
        abortFn = false
    ) => {

    useEffect(() => {
        let isMounted = true;
        const run = async () => {
            try{
                let data = await asyncFn()
                if (isMounted && onSuccess) onSuccess(data)
            } catch(error) {
                if (isMounted && onError) onSuccess(error)
            } finally {
                if (isMounted && onFinally) onFinally()
            }
        }
        run()
        return () => {
            if(abortFn) abortFn()
            isMounted = false
        };
    }, [asyncFn, onSuccess])
}

If the asyncFn is doing some kind of fetch from back-end it often makes sense to abort it when the component is unmounted (not always though, sometimes if ie. you're loading some data into a store you might as well just want to finish it even if component is unmounted)