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React Router Quick Start Guide

By : Sagar Ganatra
Book Image

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)

StaticRouter context prop

The <StaticRouter> component accepts props basename, location, and context. Similar to other Router implementations, the basename prop in <StaticRouter> is used to specify the baseURL location and the location, prop is used to specify the location properties—pathname, hash, search, and state.

The context prop is used only in the <StaticRouter> implementation, and it contains the result of the component render. As mentioned previously, the context object can be populated with an HTTP status code and with other arbitrary properties as well.

At the time of initialization, the context object can contain properties that can then be consumed by the rendered component:

const context = {
message: 'From StaticRouter\'s context object'

const reactMarkup = ReactDOMServer.renderToString(
<StaticRouter context={context...