Last chapter we learned that stories correspond with discrete component states. This chapter demonstrates how to use Storybook as a workshop for building components.
*.stories.js file defines all the stories for a component. Each story has a corresponding sidebar item. When you click on a story it renders in the Canvas, an isolated preview iframe.
Navigate between stories by clicking on them in the sidebar or use keyboard shortcuts (for instance use opt/alt + ◀️ ▶️). Try the sidebar search to find a story by name.
Storybook ships with time-saving tools built in. The toolbar contains tools that allow you to adjust how the story renders in the Canvas:
The “Docs” tab shows auto-generated documentation about components (inferred from the source code). Usage docs are helpful when sharing reusable components with your team. For example, in a design system or component library.
Addons are plugins that extend Storybook's core functionality. You can find them in the addons panel, a reserved place in the Storybook UI below the Canvas. Each tab shows the generated metadata, logs, or static analysis for the selected story by the addon.
onLogoutcallback, which would be provided by the component that made use of the Header.
Storybook is extensible. Our rich ecosystem of addons helps you test, document, and optimize your stories. You can also create an addon to satisfy your workflow requirements. Read more in the addons section.
In the next chapter, we'll get your components rendering in Storybook so you can use it to supercharge component development.