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Getting Started With ui-react

To build React-based user interfaces with TinyBase, you will need to install the ui-react module in addition to the main module, and, of course, React itself.

For example, in an HTML file, you can get started with boilerplate that might look like this:

    <title>My First TinyBase App</title>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/react/umd/react.production.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/react-dom/umd/react-dom.production.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/tinybase/lib/umd/tinybase.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/tinybase/lib/umd/ui-react.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/@babel/standalone/babel.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/babel">
      addEventListener('load', () => {
        const {createStore} = TinyBase;
        const {CellView} = TinyBaseUiReact;

        const store = createStore();
        store.setCell('t1', 'r1', 'c1', 'Hello World');
          <CellView store={store} tableId="t1" rowId="r1" cellId="c1" />,
  <body />

It's important to ensure that the React module is imported before the ui-react module.

Open this file in your browser and you should see the words 'Hello World' on the screen, having been written to, and read from, a Store, and then rendered by the CellView component from the ui-react module.

Note that the standalone babel script and text/babel type on the script here are merely to support JSX in the browser and for the purposes of illustrating how to get started quickly. In a production environment you should pre-compile and your JSX and modules to create a bundled browser app.

If you're bundling the whole app, you can of course import the ui-react module something like this:

import {createStore} from 'tinybase';
import {CellView} from 'tinybase/ui-react';
// ...

(You can also select different targets and flavors of the ui-react module as described in the Importing TinyBase guide.)

Boilerplate aside, let's move on to understand how to use hooks in the ui-react module, with the Using React Hooks guide.