How to make a functional React component with generic type?

Issue

I’m trying to make a React component which takes in a generic type parameter which will be part of its prop type.

I want a solution that would look something like this:

interface TestProps<T> {
  value: T;
  onChange: (newValue: T) => void;
}

const Test: React.FC<TestProps<T>> = (props) => (
  <span>{props.value}</span>
);

I have seen that there is support for this in TypeScript 2.9 and I’m on 4.3.5.

Usage of this would look like this:

const Usage: React.FC = () => (
  <div>
    <Test<Obj>
      value={{ name: 'test' }}
      onChange={(newValue) => {
        console.log(newValue.name);
      }}
    />
  </div>
);

Code sandbox: https://codesandbox.io/s/react-typescript-playground-forked-8hu13?file=/src/index.tsx

Solution

The easiest way is to make the generic FC a regular function, not an arrow function. (React.PropsWithChildren<> emulates what React.FC does to your props type.)

function Test<T>(props: React.PropsWithChildren<TestProps<T>>) {
    return <span>Some component logic</span>;
}

Answered By – AKX

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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