How to implement React Routing

How to implement React Routing

Piyush Garg
·Apr 21, 2020·

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In this article, I will be explaining how to implement routing in react app in very simple steps.

Step 1: Install react-router-dom

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npm install react-router-dom

Step 2: Importing react-router-dom in our project

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import './index.css';
import App from './App';
import * as serviceWorker from './serviceWorker';

import {BrowserRouter} from 'react-router-dom'

ReactDOM.render(
  <React.StrictMode>
  <BrowserRouter>
    <App />
  </BrowserRouter>
  </React.StrictMode>,
  document.getElementById('root')
);

serviceWorker.unregister();

In the above code, we have wrapped our <App/> component with <BrowserRouter /> which enables us to use Html 5 history API.

Step 3: Implement Routing

import React from 'react';
import { Switch, Route } from 'react-router-dom'
import './App.css';

import Conatct from './pages/contact'
import Blog from './pages/blog'
import Index from './pages/index'

function App() {
  return (
    <Switch>
      <Route path='/contact' component={ <Contact />}/>
      <Route path='/blogs' component={<Blog />}/>
      <Route exact path='/' component={<Index />}/>
    </Switch>
  );
}

export default App;

In app.js we need to implement switch cases with various routes as shown in the above code.

Each Route component needs two mandatory props and that is the path and the component to render.

Congratulations, you have now implemented routing in your react app.

 
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