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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to React Router 4 and Creating Your First Route, is an introduction to the component-based architecture in React and how you can get started with creating routes using the Route component from React Router.

Chapter 2, Configuring Routes – Using Various Options in the Route Component, discusses various Route component props that can be used to match the requested URL location and how these matches can be used to render a component. Also, the chapter explains how routes can be added dynamically as the user traverses through the application.

Chapter 3, Using the Link and NavLink Components to Navigate to a Route, talks about how to use the Link and NavLink components in React Router to allow you to navigate to routes defined in the application. This chapter also explains about the higher-order component withRouter and how to prevent accidental transition using the Prompt component.

Chapter 4, Using the Redirect and Switch Components, goes into how to use the Redirect component to redirect the user to a different route and the Switch component to match one route and redirect the user to a 404 page not found page if the requested location is not found.

Chapter 5, Understanding the Core Router, and Configuring the BrowserRouter and HashRouter components, is an in-depth explanation of how the core router interface is used to update the sections of the screen and the browser's history. The chapter also explains two router interfaces used in a web application: BrowserRouter and HashRouter.

Chapter 6, Using StaticRouter in a Server-Side Rendered React Application, explores how to use the StaticRouter component to provide routing features on a server-side-rendered application. The chapter also explains how StaticRouter and BrowserRouter can be used to build an isomorphic web application.

Chapter 7, Using NativeRouter in a React Native Application, details how to provide routing in a native mobile application developed with React Native using the NativeRouter component. The chapter also explains how you can integrate with the device's back button using the BackButton component and provide deep linking support using the DeepLinking component.

Chapter 8, Redux Bindings with connected-react-router, examines how to use the connected-react-router library, which provides Redux bindings for React Router; the chapter explains how to read routing information from the router state in the Redux store and how to navigate by dispatching actions to the store.