Tag Archives: JavaScript

Allow Number and String for PropTypes – ReactJS

Hi everyone,

A quick post on how to allow a string or number when defining PropTypes:

static propTypes = {
        numberField: PropTypes.number.isRequired,
        stringField: PropTypes.number.isRequired,
        mixedField: PropTypes.oneOfType([PropTypes.string, PropTypes.number]).isRequired

Thanks to this stackoverflow post for the info: https://stackoverflow.com/a/41808543/522859


Avoiding Wrapper Divs in ReactJs

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post on how you can avoid wrapper divs in ReactJs. It’s particularly useful when populating tables or creating parts of a larger component. Instead of the following:

return (
Frogs Turtles

You can use fragments:

import React, { Fragment } from 'react'
return (

The fragment won’t polute the dom and mean that you don’t need to add any additional styling. Check out these links for more info:

Adding a Link to a Drawer – Material UI and ReactJS

Hi everyone,

I ran into a bit of an issue turning a menuitem into a link with Material UI and React-Router. The main problems being that underlines appeared and threw the spacing out.

To summarize, use the component attribute on the ListItem:


The official docs cover it here: https://material-ui.com/api/list-item/

See the following stackoverflow post for more info: https://stackoverflow.com/a/50558139/522859

Where to Import Colors from in MaterialUI – ReactJS

Hey everyone,

I ran into the following error while trying to import colors in MaterialUI:

Module not found: Can’t resolve ‘material-ui/styles/colors’

It turns out that the path to colors changed in V1, so a lot of guides aren’t quite right. All you need to do is change it to the following:

/* import {grey, amber} from ‘material-ui/styles/colors’ Original */
import {grey, amber} from ‘material-ui/colors’ /* New */

Thanks to this Github post for the answer: https://github.com/mui-org/material-ui/issues/6446

Full Page Layout Example for Material UI – ReactJS

Hi everyone,

I’ve spent the last couple of days looking into MaterialUI. It seems really good however there are very few examples of a layout wireframe. After digging through Github I came across the following CodeSandbox:


There are a number of other themes and templates available (such as the amazing Material Dashboard) but they are all very in depth and not really suitable for a quick prototype or mock.

Thanks to Luke Peavey for posting the answer on StackOverflow. It definitely deserves a lot more views: https://stackoverflow.com/a/50312721/522859

Hopefully, this will be able to save someone else a bit of time!


Pass a Component as a Child Prop and Render it – ReactJs

Hi everyone,

A quick post on how to pass a component as a prop and then render it as a child.

const ChildComponent = () => 
Child Component
; const MainComponent = (props) =>
Main component. Child appears below
; class App extends React.Component { render () { return (
<MainComponent content={} />
); } }

An alternative to all of this that I wasn’t aware of is to to use “children”:

See the Pen ozqNOV by Dan Abramov (@gaearon) on CodePen.


Thanks to the following stackoverflow post for the info: https://stackoverflow.com/a/41499555/522859

Module not found: Can’t resolve ‘babel-polyfill’ in ‘C:Userssourcereposfrontendsrc

Hi everyone,

I was looking into asynchronous requests with redux tonight and hit the following error:

Module not found: Can’t resolve ‘babel-polyfill’ in ‘C:Userssourcereposfrontendsrc

This is used to provide a promise polyfill for a fetch package mentioned in the tutorial. In order to fix it, just run the following:

npm install babel-polyfill

Thanks to the following post for the solution: https://stackoverflow.com/a/33568284/522859