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React Router Quick Start Guide

By : Sagar Ganatra
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React Router Quick Start Guide

By: Sagar Ganatra

Overview of this book

React Router is the routing library for React, and it can be used in both React Web and React Native applications. This book is a simple way to get started with React Router and harness its full power for your applications. The book starts with an introduction to React Router and teaches you how to create your first route using the React component. You will then learn about configuring your routes, passing parameters, and creating nested routes. You will be introduced to various components in React-Router and learn different configuration options available for these components. You will then see how to use the Redirect and Switch components. For even greater ?exibility, you will learn about BrowserRouter, HashRouter, NativeRouter, and StaticRouter. By the end of the book, you will have set up a project with React Router and make routing configuration work in a server-side rendered React application, a mobile application built with React Native and also understand how Redux and React-Router can be used in the same application.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Route component props

The component that gets rendered when the <Route> path matches the browser's URL path receives certain props, such as history, location, match, and staticContext. The data provided by these props includes information pertaining to the route. The props are available to the component that gets rendered using the component, render, or children props of the <Route> component.

The staticContext property is set when you are rendering the application on the server side and it is not available (as in, set to undefined) in the client-side router that is, when using the <BrowserRouter> interface. Server-side rendering of the application is covered in the upcoming chapters.