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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)

Navigating to a route programmatically using history

The <Link> and <NavLink> components render anchor links on the page, which allow you to navigate from the current route to the new route. However, in many cases, the user should be navigated to a new route programmatically when an event occurs. For example, the user should be navigated to a new route upon clicking the Submit button in the login form. The history object available to the rendered component can be used in such cases:

export const DashboardComponent = (props) => (    
<div className="dashboard">
Inside Dashboard route
<button onClick={() => props.history.push('/user')}>

Here, the DashboardComponent receives props as its argument, which contains the history object. The onClick handler calls...