Using the Context

Refactor the React code to use context in this lesson.

In React, we use a context by making a JSX element called a provider. We can see our provider in the returned JSX at the end of the file. We create a JSX element called VenueContext.Provider and place our existing Venue component inside it. We pass one prop to the provider, called value, which is an object with {state, dispatch}. That object syntax defines an object where the key and value have the same name. In other words, the object being passed to the prop is {state: state, dispatch: dispatch}.

As keys, state and dispatch are defined by the IsVenueContext interface. The state and dispatch values, however, came from the previous line’s call to the useReducer hook, const [state, dispatch] = React.useReducer(venueReducer, fetchState(props)).

Let’s walk through our app to see how the components change now that the context manages the data.

The Venue component

The Venue component no longer needs to take properties in just to pass them along. Without having to pass properties or handle data, the Venue component gets much simpler:

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