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Learn React with TypeScript 3

By : Carl Rippon
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Learn React with TypeScript 3

By: Carl Rippon

Overview of this book

React today is one of the most preferred choices for frontend development. Using React with TypeScript enhances development experience and offers a powerful combination to develop high performing web apps. In this book, you’ll learn how to create well structured and reusable react components that are easy to read and maintain by leveraging modern web development techniques. We will start with learning core TypeScript programming concepts before moving on to building reusable React components. You'll learn how to ensure all your components are type-safe by leveraging TypeScript's capabilities, including the latest on Project references, Tuples in rest parameters, and much more. You'll then be introduced to core features of React such as React Router, managing state with Redux and applying logic in lifecycle methods. Further on, you'll discover the latest features of React such as hooks and suspense which will enable you to create powerful function-based components. You'll get to grips with GraphQL web API using Apollo client to make your app more interactive. Finally, you'll learn how to write robust unit tests for React components using Jest. By the end of the book, you'll be well versed with all you need to develop fully featured web apps with React and TypeScript.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Route prompts

Sometimes, we might want to ask the user to confirm that they want to navigate away from a page. This is useful if the user is in the middle of data entry on a page and presses a navigation link to go to a different page before they have saved the data. The Prompt component in React Router allows us to do this, as set out in the following steps:

  1. In our app, we are going to prompt users to confirm that they want to navigate away from the Product page if they haven't added the product to their basket. First, in ProductPage.tsx, let's import the Prompt component from React Router:
import { Prompt, RouteComponentProps } from "react-router-dom";
  1. The Prompt component invokes a confirmation dialog during navigation when a certain condition is met. We can use the Prompt component in our JSX as follows:
<div className="page-container&quot...