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Invoking Component Functions Directly In React

Posted on:June 23, 2023

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Invoking Component Functions Directly

Consider a scenario where an application has an email field component and an app component. The mistake arises when developers try to invoke the email field component function directly instead of using JSX syntax.

// Incorrect
const App = () => {
  const emailField = getEmailField(); // Invoking the component function directly
  return <div>{emailField}</div>;


Invoking a React component function directly, as demonstrated in the provided code snippet, can lead to several issues:

How to fix the issue

The fix involves using JSX to invoke components, ensuring proper rendering and encapsulation.

// Correct
const App = () => {
  return (
      <EmailField />


By exploring these examples and gaining insights into React internals, developers can navigate common pitfalls more effectively. Adhering to best practices, such as using JSX correctly and understanding conditional rendering rules, empowers developers to create robust and maintainable React applications.