1. Install redux, react-redux, and update the react-dom
  2. Create a reducer for storing the state, and handle the dispatched task
  3. Create the store in index.js, and provide it to the app by <Provider…></Provider>
  4. In your component, create mapStateToProps, and mapDispatchToProps. Then use import {connect} from 'react-redux'; to connect your component to the store.
npm install react react-redux
npm update react react-dom

create a file call reducer.js, put in under /src/store/. We also put the initial state there.

const initialState = {
    counter: 0

const reducer = (state = initialState, action) => {
    switch (action.type) {
        case 'INCREMENT':
            return {
                counter: state.counter + 1
        case 'DECREMENT':
            return {
                counter: state.counter - 1
        case 'INCREMENT5':
            return {
                counter: state.counter + action.value
        case 'DECREMENT5':
            return {
                counter: state.counter - action.value
            return state;

export default reducer;

Here we create the store by using createStore, passing out reducer to it. Finally provide it to the app by <Provider store={…}…></Provider>

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import './index.css';
import App from './App';
import registerServiceWorker from './registerServiceWorker';

import {createStore} from "redux";
import reducer from "./store/reducer";
import {Provider} from 'react-redux';

const store = createStore(reducer);
    <Provider store={store}>
    </Provider>, document.getElementById('root'));

The key here is to create a mapStateToProps to get the state from redux, and a mapDispatchToProps to dispatch actions to the redux. We connect redux to our component by using export default connect(mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps)(Counter); at the end.

Since the state and action are now the props, we can use them and call them in our component like 'this.props…. The 'action' we dispatch usual has a type'' for the type of action, and any addition fields if needed.

import React, {Component} from 'react';

import CounterControl from '../../components/CounterControl/CounterControl';
import CounterOutput from '../../components/CounterOutput/CounterOutput';
import {connect} from 'react-redux';

class Counter extends Component {

    render() {
        return (
                <CounterOutput value={this.props.ctr}/>
                <CounterControl label="Increment" clicked={this.props.onIncrementCount}/>
                <CounterControl label="Decrement" clicked={() => this.props.onDecrementCount()}/>
                <CounterControl label="Add 5" clicked={() => this.props.onInc5Count()}/>
                <CounterControl label="Subtract 5" clicked={() => this.props.onDec5Count()}/>

const mapStateToProps = state => {
    return {
        ctr: state.counter

const mapDispatchToProps = dispatch => {
    return {
        onIncrementCount: () => dispatch({type: 'INCREMENT'}),
        onDecrementCount: () => dispatch({type: 'DECREMENT'}),
        onInc5Count: () => dispatch({type: 'INCREMENT5', value:5}),
        onDec5Count: () => dispatch({type: 'DECREMENT5', value:10}),

export default connect(mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps)(Counter);

The action.type needs to match the one in the reducer! Any spelling mistake/mismatch would cause the reducer to do nothing. You might want to use a separated file, and include this file on both the reducer and the component.

  • reject/redux.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/11/02 16:04
  • by chongtin