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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)

Animated transitions

In this section, we are going to add a bit of animation when users navigate to different pages. We do this using the TransitionGroup and CSSTransition components from the react-transition-group npm package, as shown in the following steps:

  1. So, let's first install this package with its TypeScript types:
npm install react-transition-group
npm install @types/react-transition-group --save-dev

TransitionGroup keeps track of all its children inside its local state and calculates when children are entering or exiting. CSSTransition takes whether children are leaving or exiting from TransitionGroup and applies CSS classes to the children based on that status. So, TransitionGroup and CSSTransition can wrap our routes and invoke CSS classes that we can create to animate pages in and out.

  1. So, let's import these components into Routes.tsx:
import { CSSTransition...