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Plagiarized on 2021-11-21
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Original - Posted on 2015-06-25
by T.J. Crowder

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Inline style is passed by property name `style`, use it to set style in the component.
style={ }
A demo:
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class App extends React.Component { render() { return ( <div className="App"> <Window id="firstWindow" style={{ position: "relative", left: "200px" }} number={"1"} /> <Window id="secondWindow" style={{ position: "relative", left: "100px" }} number={"2"} /> <Window id="thirdWindow" style={{ position: "relative", left: "10px" }} number={"3"} /> </div> ); } }
class Window extends React.Component { render() { return ( <div className="square" style={ } > {this.props.number} </div> ); } }

// ========================================
ReactDOM.render( <App />, document.getElementById('root') );
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.square { background: #fff; border: 1px solid #999; float: left; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 34px; height: 34px; margin-right: -1px; margin-top: -1px; padding: 0; text-align: center; width: 34px; }
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<script src=""></script> <script src=""></script> <div id="root"></div>
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That's [*property spread notation*][1]. It was added in ES2018 (spread for arrays/iterables was earlier, ES2015), but it's been supported in React projects for a long time via transpilation (as "[JSX spread attributes][2]" even though you could do it elsewhere, too, not just attributes).
`{...this.props}` *spreads out* the "own" enumerable properties in `props` as discrete properties on the `Modal` element you're creating. For instance, if `this.props` contained `a: 1` and `b: 2`, then
<Modal {...this.props} title='Modal heading' animation={false}>
would be the same as
<Modal a={this.props.a} b={this.props.b} title='Modal heading' animation={false}>
But it's dynamic, so whatever "own" properties are in `props` are included.
Since `children` is an "own" property in `props`, spread will include it. So if the component where this appears had child elements, they'll be passed on to `Modal`. Putting child elements between the opening tag and closing tags is just syntactic sugar&nbsp;&mdash; the good kind&nbsp;&mdash; for putting a `children` property in the opening tag. Example:
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class Example extends React.Component { render() { const { className, children } = this.props; return ( <div className={className}> {children} </div> ); } } ReactDOM.render( [ <Example className="first"> <span>Child in first</span> </Example>, <Example className="second" children={<span>Child in second</span>} /> ], document.getElementById("root") );
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.first { color: green; } .second { color: blue; }
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<div id="root"></div>
<script src=""></script> <script src=""></script>
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Spread notation is handy not only for that use case, but for creating a new object with most (or all) of the properties of an existing object&nbsp;&mdash; which comes up a lot when you're updating state, since you can't modify state directly:
this.setState(prevState => { return {foo: {, a: "updated"}}; });
That replaces `` with a new object with all the same properties as `foo` except the `a` property, which becomes `"updated"`:
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const obj = { foo: { a: 1, b: 2, c: 3 } }; console.log("original",; // Creates a NEW object and assigns it to `` = {, a: "updated"}; console.log("updated",;

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.as-console-wrapper { max-height: 100% !important; }
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