How to pass props between React components?

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by shyann , in category: Javascript , 3 months ago

How to pass props between React components?

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by elise_daugherty , 3 months ago

@shyann 

There are several ways to pass props between React components.

  1. Through the parent component: You can pass props from a parent component to a child component by simply including them as attributes in the child component's JSX. For example:
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// ParentComponent.js
import React from 'react';
import ChildComponent from './ChildComponent';

function ParentComponent() {
  const myProp = "Hello, World!";

  return (
    <ChildComponent myProp={myProp} />
  );
}

export default ParentComponent;

// ChildComponent.js
import React from 'react';

function ChildComponent({ myProp }) {
  return (
    <h1>{myProp}</h1>
  );
}

export default ChildComponent;


  1. Through props drilling: If the component that needs to access the props is not directly nested within the parent component, you can pass the props through multiple levels of components until it reaches the desired component. This is called props drilling, and it can be cumbersome for large applications.
  2. Using React Context API: The React Context API allows you to share data between components without explicitly passing it through props. With context, you can create a provider in a parent component to provide values, and then access those values in child components. This is especially useful when dealing with deeply nested components that need to access shared state or data.
  3. Using Redux: Redux is a popular state management library for React that allows you to manage application state in a centralized store. By connecting components to the store, you can access and update props using actions and reducers. Redux is particularly useful for larger applications where prop drilling becomes unwieldy.


These are just a few ways to pass props between React components. The choice of approach depends on the complexity of your application and the specific requirements of your components.