React – How to add Bootstrap in a project

By | 29/01/2020

In this post, we will see how to add and use Bootstrap in a React project.

We open the project used in the Post React – How to create a menu and we run the command npm install –save bootstrap, in order to add the Bootstrap framework.
Now, we open the file index.js and we add the file bootstrap.min.css:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import './index.css';
import App from './App';
import * as serviceWorker from './serviceWorker';
import '../node_modules/bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css';

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

// If you want your app to work offline and load faster, you can change
// unregister() to register() below. Note this comes with some pitfalls.
// Learn more about service workers:

Finally, we will modify the component Menu, in order to add bootstrap:


import React from 'react'
// import from react-router-dom these three object
// used to manage the route
import {
  } from "react-router-dom";
  // import the page 
 import Home from "./Home";
 import ListUsers from "./ListUsers";
 import NewUser from "./NewUser";

 // With <HashRouter> we define the Routing area
 // With <NavLink> we define the navigation links
 // In the Div "content", we will show all the pages
 // The attributes "to" and "path" are used to create a link between NavLink and Route

class Menu extends React.Component {
    render() {
      return (
        <nav class="navbar navbar-dark bg-dark mb-5">
          <span class="navbar-brand">[Manage Users]</span>
          <div class="navbar-expand mr-auto">
            <ul class="nav navbar-nav" routerLinkActive="active">
                <li class="nav-link"><NavLink to="/">Home</NavLink></li>
                <li class="nav-link"><NavLink to="/ListUsers">List Users</NavLink></li>
                <li class="nav-link"><NavLink to="/NewUser">New User</NavLink></li>
        <h1>Manage Users</h1>
        <div className="content">
            <Route exact path="/" component={Home}/>
            <Route path="/ListUsers" component={ListUsers}/>
            <Route path="/NewUser" component={NewUser}/>

  export default Menu;

Now, if we run the application, this will be the result:




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *