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Higher-order Components
import { Component } from "React";
export var Enhance = ComposedComponent => class extends Component {
constructor() {
this.state = { data: null };
}
componentDidMount() {
this.setState({ data: 'Hello' });
}
render() {
return <ComposedComponent {...this.props} data={this.state.data} />;
}
};
import { Enhance } from "./Enhance";
class MyComponent {
render() {
if (!this.data) return <div>Waiting...</div>;
return <div>{this.data}</div>;
}
}
export default Enhance(MyComponent); // Enhanced component
@stiofand
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stiofand commented May 4, 2017

Interesting examples, is there any particular advantage of attempting to enforce OO over HOC? Anyhow, fun to follow the thread. Pedantic point of note, why in all the ES6 / ES7 examples are there still references to "var"? Also arrow functions implicitly return whatever is after them, so if no multi-expressions are needed, then no need for the curlies!

Anyhow.. I digress....

@rwieruch
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rwieruch commented May 11, 2017

I love this gist, because it shows a simple example for a higher order component.

I am not sure if this is the perfect place, but maybe people are interested to read a more elaborated gentle introduction to higher order components when they come across this gist looking for HOC examples.

@Ramyace4455
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Ramyace4455 commented Jun 2, 2017

Hello everyone, I came across a good blog which is about React Higher Order components. It was completely awesome and explained in well manner. Have a look into it: Link
I hope you will learn knew content about React HOCs.
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@Musbell
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Musbell commented Jun 11, 2017

Thanks for the links 👍 @rwieruch @Ramyace4455

@kiransiluveru
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kiransiluveru commented Aug 15, 2018

is this the first ever written HOC ?

@danny-andrews-snap
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danny-andrews-snap commented Aug 21, 2018

Wow, the React community really flubbed on terminology here. In this gist, the component utilizing what we call the HoC is called the HoC, whereas the thing we call the HoC is called an "Enhancer." This makes way more sense, as a "HoC," as it is known today, is not itself a component at all. Sad!!

@ivenxu
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ivenxu commented Nov 24, 2018

Not quite see the difference between HoC and old decorator pattern. I would say HoC is a nice react implementation of decorator pattern.

@dexygen
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dexygen commented Jan 14, 2019

Your constructor needs super(props) as the first line

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