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Gets the latest value from an observable returned by state.

function useStateObservable<T>(
observable: StateObservable<T>,
): Exclude<T, typeof SUSPENSE>


  • observable: The StateObservable to get the value from.


The latest emitted value of the Observable.

If the Observable hasn't emitted a value yet, it will leverage React Suspense while it's waiting for the first value.


import { scan } from "rxjs/operators"
import { state, useStateObservable } from "@react-rxjs/core"

const counter$ = state(clicks$.pipe(startWith(0)), 0)

function CounterDisplay() {
const counter = useStateObservable(counter$)

return <div>{counter}</div>

It's important to note that the StateObservable must be created outside the React render function, otherwise it could run into an infinite loop.

For observables that need an instance id, use the parametric overload of state. For observables that need other parameters as input, try to model these parameters as other StateObservables of your application and use RxJS Observable composition.

With factory of observables

const getStory$ = state((storyId: number) => getStoryWithUpdates$(storyId))

const Story: React.FC<{ id: number }> = ({ id }) => {
const story = useStateObservable(getStory$(id))

return (

useStateObservable needs the observable passed as a parameter to already have a subscription active, otherwise it will throw a Missing Subscribe error.

You can use the <Subscribe>{children}</Subscribe> component to help manage your subscriptions.

See also