Frameworks are packages that auto-configure Storybook to work with most common environment setups. They simplify the setup process and reduce boilerplate by mirroring your framework's conventions to create applications.
How do frameworks work in Storybook?
You start by installing Storybook into an existing project. Then, it tries to detect the framework you're using and automatically configures Storybook to work with it. That means adding the necessary libraries as dependencies and adjusting the configuration. Finally, starting Storybook will automatically load the framework configuration before loading any existing addons to match your application environment.
Which frameworks are supported?
Storybook provides support for the leading industry builders and frameworks. However, that doesn't mean you can't use Storybook with other frameworks. Below is a list of currently supported frameworks divided by their builders.
|Webpack||React, Angular, Vue, Web Components, NextJS, HTML, Ember, Preact, Svelte|
|Vite||React, Vue, Web Components, HTML, Svelte, SvelteKit, Qwik, Solid|
What about feature support?
In addition to supporting the most popular frameworks in the industry, Storybook also tries to retain the same level of feature support for each framework, including the addon ecosystem. For more information, see Framework support for a comprehensive list of which features and addons are currently maintained with the community's help.
Every modern web application has unique requirements and relies on various tools and frameworks. By default, with Storybook, you get an out-of-the-box configuration generated to work with most frameworks. However, you can extend your existing configuration file (i.e.,
./storybook/main.js|ts|cjs) and provide additional options. Below is an abridged table with available options and examples of configuring Storybook for your framework.
|Sets the default path for the NextJS configuration file||NextJS|
|Configures Webpack 5 builder options for NextJS||NextJS|
|Enables fast refresh mode for React||React|
|Enables React's strict mode||React|
|Requires React 18. Toggles support for React's legacy root API||React|
|Enabled by default with Angular 9+. Replaces the default compiler with the Ivy compiler||Angular|
|Enabled by default with Angular 9+. Adds support for ngcc for backwards compatibility||Angular|
NextJS 13 doesn't work with Storybook
The latest release of NexJS introduced breaking changes (e.g., TurboPack, Server Component, SWC) that are not yet fully supported by Storybook. The Storybook team is working on adding support for these features. In the meantime, you can still use Storybook alongside your NextJS 13 project if you're not relying on them.
My framework doesn't work with Storybook
Out of the box, most frameworks work seamlessly with Storybook. However, some frameworks (e.g., CRACO) provide their own configuration that Storybook isn't prepared to handle without additional steps, either via addon or integration. To learn more, read our addons guide.
How do I build a Storybook framework?
Storybook is a framework-agnostic tool. It can be used with any framework. However, to make it easier for you to get started, we provide instructions that you can use to build your framework. To learn more, read our frameworks guide.
Legacy framework support
We're deprecating support for several frameworks, including Aurelia, Marionette, Mithril, Rax, and Riot. Nevertheless, we're always looking for help maintaining these frameworks. If you're working with one of them and you want to continue supporting them, visit the dedicated Storybook End-of-Life repository to learn more about the sunsetting process and for instructions on how to contribute our visit our Discord server.
Learn about configuring Storybook
- Theming to customize the look and feel of Storybook's UI
- CSS to configure CSS support
- Images & assets for static asset handling
- Environment variables to configure environment variables