Advanced Reactjs

July 07, 2018 0 Comments

Advanced Reactjs



Today we learn something new and advanced in Reactjs we all know in Reactjs props are used to communicate with the other components.

Now we learn something different called Compound Components in React using some top-level apis.


Our final output should like the below image.


Accordion Component code

<Accordion> <Heading>Heading 1</Heading> 
<Text> You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey </Text> <Heading>Heading 2</Heading> <Text> “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead Walk beside me… just be my friend” ― Albert Camus </Text> <Heading>Heading 3</Heading> <Text> “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches </Text> <Heading>Heading 4</Heading> <Text> Mauris mauris ante, blandit et, ultrices a, suscipit eget, quam. Integer ut neque. Vivamus nisi metus, molestie vel, gravida in, condimentum sit amet, nunc. Nam a nibh. Donec suscipit eros. Nam mi. Proin viverra leo ut odio. Curabitur malesuada. Vestibulum a velit eu ante scelerisque vulputate. </Text> <Heading>Heading 5</Heading> <Text> “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe </Text>

Now let's get into the logic in above code Accordion component is holding the different types of children example Heading, Text.

Accordion Component implementation.

class Accordion extends React.Component { state = { active: -1 }; onShow = i => { this.setState({ active: i }); }; render() { const children =, (child, i) => { return React.cloneElement(child, { heading: === i, text: + 1 === i, onShow: () => this.onShow(i) }); }); return <div className="accordion">{children}</div>;

what above code does is instead of returning the children we are mapping the children using and cloning the child by passing some state to the Children it means we are passing state down to the children.

Heading Component.

class Heading extends React. Component { render() { const { heading, onShow, children } = this.props; return ( <h2 className={heading ? "active" : "normal"} onClick={onShow}> {children} </h2> 
); }
class Text extends React.Component { contentBox = () => { if (!this.props.text) { return null; } else { return ( <div className="content-box"> <p className="text">{this.props.children}</p> 
); } }; render() { return this.contentBox(); }

Have you seen there is no state present inside the Text or Heading components.

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