Learning React

Personal notes/docs for React

Quick React notes

This note contains some simple things to remember when learning React (personal notes for React).


Make a src folder with the following contents:

├── main.tsx
├── App.tsx # Main App(.tsx) file, will run on startup (unless configured otherwise)
├── assets # Folder with images, videos, etc
   └── react.svg # Default image for Tauri apps such as Arc
├── components # This is important, see #compontents
   └── Navbar.tsx # An example Navbar.tsx component
├── context8
├── stores
├── types

Using Tailwind CSS

Tailwind is a framework for writing CSS using utility classes

You can just add Tailwind using Yarn and it’ll automatically be used.


Everything that’s big enough (should be/) in React should be done with components.

Components are very cool, because:

Components are somewhat like requiring a global file in PHP, except that in React, I like them a bit more.

This means that components are basically huge code blocks that are very easy to require on the top of the document, and easily called with <Component /> where Component is the name of the component.

Passing variables to the component: You can easily pass variables to a component, I am yet to learn how, though.

Include a component

import Navbar from "./components/Navbar.tsx";

And then inside ./components/Navbar.tsx add:

export default function Navbar() {
  // Code

Throw a return inside a component(.tsx)

You can (almost) always throw a

return <div></div>;

This means that you can add anything after the return and React will render it as HTML.

You usually use this inside a default function, for example:

export default function Navbar() {
  return (
    <div className="flex">

You can also add variables, like so:

export default function Navbar() {
  const user = "testuser";
  return (
    <div className="flex">
      <h1>Hello {user}!</h1>

Using a function written in another TSX file in your file

export default function myFunction() {
  const blue = "blue";