- Either present something visual (presentational component) OR fetch data (container component).
- You can use the container/presentational pattern when using both regular Ajax calls inside your components, or when you are using Redux to fetch data.
- When you start coding your Redux app, you usually start with a wrapper component that receives the data from the Redux store.
- It is possible to connect Redux to any React component in your application.
- In a real world application you might need to do more advanced refactorings of the presentational components.
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- These all are not exactly the same, but the core idea is similar.My presentational components:Are concerned with how things look.May contain both presentational and container components** inside, and usually have some DOM markup and styles of their own.Often allow containment via this.props.children.Have no dependencies on the rest of the app, such as Flux actions or stores.Don’t specify how the data is loaded or mutated.Receive data and callbacks exclusively via props.Rarely have their own state (when they do, it’s UI state rather than data).
- Are written as functional components unless they need state, lifecycle hooks, or performance optimizations.Examples: Page, Sidebar, Story, UserInfo, List.My container components:Are concerned with how things work.May contain both presentational and container components** inside but usually don’t have any DOM markup of their own except for some wrapping divs, and never have any styles.Provide the data and behavior to presentational or other container components.Call Flux actions and provide these as callbacks to the presentational components.Are often stateful, as they tend to serve as data sources.Are usually generated using higher order components such as connect() from React Redux, createContainer() from Relay, or Container.create() from Flux Utils, rather than written by hand.Examples: UserPage, FollowersSidebar, StoryContainer, FollowedUserList.I put them in different folders to make this distinction clear.Benefits of This ApproachBetter separation of concerns.
- You can use the same presentational component with completely different state sources, and turn those into separate container components that can be further reused.Presentational components are essentially your app’s “palette”.
- Presentational components can be stateful, and containers can be stateless too.Classes and Functions.
- In my experience, presentational components tend to be stateless pure functions, and containers tend to be stateful pure classes.
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- Other modules might then listen to changes in the store and update themselves .
- Pure presentational component filenames are prefixed with a dollar sign.
- The component subscribes to changes in the store
- Container components on the other hand can dispatch actions or subscribe for changes.
- The components had access to the store via my failed connect approach.
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- Both presentational and container components can contain other presentational or container components just fine.
- ** In an earlier version of this article I claimed that presentational components should only contain other presentational components.
- When you notice that some components don’t use the props they receive but merely forward them down and you have to rewire all those intermediate components any time the children need more data, it’s a good time to introduce some container components.
- Presentational components can be stateful, and containers can be stateless too.
- Functional components are simpler to define but they lack certain features currently available only to class components.
You’ll find your components much easier to reuse and reason about if you divide them into two categories.
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- Most of the components we’ll write will be presentational, but we’ll need to generate a few container components to connect them to the Redux store.
- In addition to reading the state, container components can dispatch actions.
- Todo is a single todo item.
- Rather than write container components, we will generate them using the connect() function provided by React Redux, as you will see below.
- A container component is just a React component that uses store.subscribe() to read a part of the Redux state tree and supply props to a presentational component it renders.
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