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How to install jqwidget in ReactJS

Getting Started with jqWidget in ReactJS

Before we begin, what is jqWidget? JqWidget is a comprehensive platform that provides a collection of over 60 User Interface components. These components are designed to help developers create professional-grade web applications. In simpler terms, think of it as a toolbox filled with tools that you can use to build your web application.

Now, let's delve into how to install jqWidget in ReactJS.

Step 1: Installing React App

First, we need to install ReactJS. Think of ReactJS as the foundation of your house. Without it, we cannot build anything.

To install ReactJS, make sure you have Node.js and npm installed on your computer. Node.js is like the engine that powers ReactJS, while npm (Node Package Manager) is a tool that allows us to easily install and manage different JavaScript packages, including ReactJS.

Here's the command to create a new ReactJS application:

npx create-react-app my-app

Replace my-app with whatever name you want for your application. This command will create a new directory with the name of your application and will install the necessary files and dependencies inside it.

Step 2: Installing jqWidget

Now that you have your ReactJS application set up, it's time to install jqWidget.

To install jqWidget, navigate inside your application's directory using the command line and run the following command:

npm install jqwidgets-scripts

This command tells npm to download the jqWidget scripts and install them in your application.

Step 3: Importing jqWidget

The next step is to import jqWidget into your ReactJS application. Just as you would invite a friend into your house, you need to invite jqWidget into your ReactJS application.

In your application's src directory, create a new file and name it jqwidgets-react-app.js. Inside this file, import the necessary jqWidget scripts like so:

import React from 'react';
import JqxButton from 'jqwidgets-scripts/jqwidgets-react-tsx/jqxbutton';

In this case, we are importing the JqxButton component from jqWidget. Think of it as choosing a specific tool (like a hammer) from your toolbox.

Step 4: Using jqWidget Components

Now that you have your jqWidget component imported into your ReactJS application, it's time to put it to use.

Inside the same jqwidgets-react-app.js file, create a new component like so:

class App extends React.PureComponent {
    render() {
        return (
            <JqxButton theme={'material-purple'}>Click me!</JqxButton>

export default App;

In this code, we're creating a new ReactJS component named App and inside it, we're using the JqxButton component from jqWidget.

Step 5: Displaying Your Application

The final step is to display your application. Think of this as presenting your newly built house to the world.

Inside your index.js file, import the App component and render it like so:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './jqwidgets-react-app';

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'));

This code tells ReactJS to display the App component inside the HTML element with the id root.


And that's it! You've just installed and used jqWidget in your ReactJS application.

Remember, installing and using jqWidget in ReactJS is just like building a house. You start with a solid foundation (ReactJS), invite your friends (jqWidget) inside, pick a tool (a jqWidget component), build something with it, and finally, present your creation to the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your toolbox and start building!