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ReactJS cutomization

I have a component that is used across different clients in the application. 80-90% of the functionality is common across all clients but 10-15% is customized for each client (there could be UI changes or some functional changes). I don’t want to create a component for every client rather I am looking to create a base component that has all common functionality and only create the 10-15% of functionality that is client specific. What is the best approach for this in ReachJS and Material UI so its easy to maintain over time?


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Bobby Iliev
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April 11, 2022

Hello,

I believe that in your case it would be best to have your base component as a parent component and then have children prop to pass children elements directly:

function FancyBorder(props) {
  return (
    <div className={'FancyBorder FancyBorder-' + props.color}>
      {props.children}
    </div>
  );
}

This lets other components pass arbitrary children to them by nesting the JSX:

function WelcomeDialog() {
  return (
    <FancyBorder color="blue">
      <h1 className="Dialog-title">
        Welcome
      </h1>
      <p className="Dialog-message">
        Thank you for visiting our spacecraft!
      </p>
    </FancyBorder>
  );
}

For more information I would recommend checking out this CodePen here:

https://codepen.io/gaearon/pen/ozqNOV?editors=0010

Best,

Bobby