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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)

Using the withRouter higher–order component

The history object is available to the component rendered with a <Route> match. In the preceding example, the DashboardComponent was rendered as a result of navigation to the path /dashboard. The rendered component received the props, which contained the history object (as well as match, location, and staticContext). In a case where, the rendered component on the page is not the outcome of a route navigation, the history object will not be available to the component.

Consider a FooterComponent included in App.js :

class FooterComponent extends Component {
render() {
return (
In Footer
onClick={() =>