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A component in Reactjs with an example

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React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. One of the key concepts in React is the component. In this blog, we'll take a look at what components are, how they work, and how to use them in your React applications.

What is a component in React?

A component in React is a piece of code that represents a part of a user interface. It allows you to split the UI into independent, reusable pieces, and think about each piece in isolation. This can make it easier to build and maintain your application.

Components can be either a function or a class, and they typically accept a "props" object as an argument. Props are short for "properties", and they allow you to pass data from a parent component to a child component.

Here is an example of a simple component in React:

import React from 'react';

function Welcome(props) {
  return <h1>Hello, {}</h1>;

export default Welcome;

This component is a function that takes a "props" object as an argument and returns a JSX element. The JSX element in this case is a simple heading that displays a greeting. The component is then exported, so it can be imported and used in other parts of the application.

How to use a component in React

To use a component in your React application, you first need to import it into the file where you want to use it. Then, you can render the component by calling it like a function and passing it any props that it needs.

Here is an example of how to use the "Welcome" component that we defined earlier:

import React from 'react';
import Welcome from './Welcome';

function App() {
  return (
      <Welcome name="Alice" />
      <Welcome name="Bob" />
      <Welcome name="Eve" />

export default App;

This will render a page with three headings that say "Hello, Alice", "Hello, Bob", and "Hello, Eve".


Components are an essential part of building applications with React. They allow you to divide your UI into smaller, reusable pieces, and they make it easier to manage and maintain your code. With a little practice, you'll be building components like a pro in no time!

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