Mapping Arrays to JSX Elements in React


In React, a common requirement is to render a list of items. This can be achieved by mapping arrays to JSX elements.

Consider an array of strings:

const fruits = ['Apple', 'Banana', 'Cherry'];

To render these as a list, we use the JavaScript map function. Each item in the array becomes a JSX element:

{ => <li key={fruit}>{fruit}</li> )}

Here, each fruit in the fruits array is passed to an arrow function, which returns a JSX <li> element. The key prop is essential when creating lists in React because it helps React identify which items have changed, are added, or are removed.

The output will be:

<li>Apple</li> <li>Banana</li> <li>Cherry</li>

This technique allows you to dynamically render lists or grids in your React applications.

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