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VS Code Reactjs snippets

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This extension contains code snippets for Reactjs and is based on the awesome babel-sublime-snippets package.


In order to install an extension you need to launch the Command Pallete (Ctrl + Shift + P or Cmd + Shift + P) and type Extensions. There you have either the option to show the already installed snippets or install new ones.

Supported languages (file extensions)

  • JavaScript (.js)
  • TypeScript (.ts)
  • JavaScript React (.jsx)
  • TypeScript React (.tsx)

Breaking change in version 2.0.0

Removed support for jsx language as it was giving errors in developer tools #39

Breaking change in version 1.0.0

Up until verion 1.0.0 all the JavaScript snippets where part of the extension. In order to avoid duplication the snippets are now included only to this extension and if you want to use them you have to install it explicitly.


When installing the extension React development could be really fun create react component

As VS Code from version 0.10.10 supports React components syntax inside js files the snippets are available for JavaScript language as well. In the following example you can see the usage of a React stateless component with prop types snippets inside a js and not jsx file. create react stateless component


Below is a list of all available snippets and the triggers of each one. The means the TAB key.

Trigger Content
rcc→ class component skeleton
rrc→ class component skeleton with react-redux connect
rrdc→ class component skeleton with react-redux connect and dispatch
rccp→ class component skeleton with prop types after the class
rcjc→ class component skeleton without import and default export lines
rcfc→ class component skeleton that contains all the lifecycle methods
rwwd→ class component without import statements
rpc→ class pure component skeleton with prop types after the class
rsc→ stateless component skeleton
rscp→ stateless component with prop types skeleton
rsf→ stateless named function skeleton
rsfp→ stateless named function with prop types skeleton
rsi→ stateless component with prop types and implicit return
fcc→ class component with flow types skeleton
fsf→ stateless named function skeleton with flow types skeleton
fsc→ stateless component with flow types skeleton
rpt→ empty propTypes declaration
rdp→ empty defaultProps declaration
con→ class default constructor with props
conc→ class default constructor with props and context
est→ empty state object
cwm→ componentWillMount method
cdm→ componentDidMount method
cwr→ componentWillReceiveProps method
scu→ shouldComponentUpdate method
cwup→ componentWillUpdate method
cdup→ componentDidUpdate method
cwun→ componentWillUnmount method
gsbu→ getSnapshotBeforeUpdate method
gdsfp→ static getDerivedStateFromProps method
cdc→ componentDidCatch method
ren→ render method
sst→ this.setState with object as parameter
ssf→ this.setState with function as parameter
props→ this.props
state→ this.state
bnd→ binds the this of method inside the constructor
disp→ MapDispatchToProps redux function

The following table lists all the snippets that can be used for prop types. Every snippet regarding prop types begins with pt so it's easy to group it all together and explore all the available options. On top of that each prop type snippets has one equivalent when we need to declare that this property is also required.

For example pta creates the PropTypes.array and ptar creates the PropTypes.array.isRequired

Trigger Content
pta→ PropTypes.array,
ptar→ PropTypes.array.isRequired,
ptb→ PropTypes.bool,
ptbr→ PropTypes.bool.isRequired,
ptf→ PropTypes.func,
ptfr→ PropTypes.func.isRequired,
ptn→ PropTypes.number,
ptnr→ PropTypes.number.isRequired,
pto→ PropTypes.object,
ptor→ PropTypes.object.isRequired,
pts→ PropTypes.string,
ptsr→ PropTypes.string.isRequired,
ptnd→ PropTypes.node,
ptndr→ PropTypes.node.isRequired,
ptel→ PropTypes.element,
ptelr→ PropTypes.element.isRequired,
pti→ PropTypes.instanceOf(ClassName),
ptir→ PropTypes.instanceOf(ClassName).isRequired,
pte→ PropTypes.oneOf(['News', 'Photos']),
pter→ PropTypes.oneOf(['News', 'Photos']).isRequired,
ptet→ PropTypes.oneOfType([PropTypes.string, PropTypes.number]),
ptetr→ PropTypes.oneOfType([PropTypes.string, PropTypes.number]).isRequired,
ptao→ PropTypes.arrayOf(PropTypes.number),
ptaor→ PropTypes.arrayOf(PropTypes.number).isRequired,
ptoo→ PropTypes.objectOf(PropTypes.number),
ptoor→ PropTypes.objectOf(PropTypes.number).isRequired,
ptoos→ PropTypes.objectOf(PropTypes.shape()),
ptoosr→ PropTypes.objectOf(PropTypes.shape()).isRequired,
ptsh→ PropTypes.shape({color: PropTypes.string, fontSize: PropTypes.number}),
ptshr→ PropTypes.shape({color: PropTypes.string, fontSize: PropTypes.number}).isRequired,
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