Next.js - Imperative Routing


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In Next.js, so far we are using Link react component to navigate from one page to other. There is a programmatic way as well to achive the same using Router component. Generally Router component is used with html tags.

Update index.js file in pages directory as following.

import Router from 'next/router'
import Head from 'next/head'

function HomePage(props) {
   return (
      <>
         <Head>
            <title>Welcome to Next.js!</title>
         </Head>
         <div>Welcome to Next.js!</div>
         <span onClick={() => Router.push('/posts/one')}>First Post</span>
         <br/>
         <div>Next stars: {props.stars}</div>
         <img src="/logo.png" alt="TutorialsPoint Logo" />
      </>	    
   )
}

export async function getServerSideProps(context) {
   const res = await fetch('https://api.github.com/repos/vercel/next.js')
   const json = await res.json()
   return {
      props: { stars: json.stargazers_count }
   }
}

export default HomePage

Start Next.js Server

Run the following command to start the server −.

npm run dev
> nextjs@1.0.0 dev \Node\nextjs
> next

ready - started server on http://localhost:3000
event - compiled successfully
event - build page: /
wait  - compiling...
event - compiled successfully
event - build page: /next/dist/pages/_error
wait  - compiling...
event - compiled successfully

Verify Output

Open localhost:3000 in a browser and you will see the following output.

Home page with Router

Click on First post which is not a link but is clickable.

First page with Data
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