By Philip Obosi
With React, we can build Single Page Applications that are dynamic and highly interactive. One way we fully utilize such interactivity is through conditional rendering.
Conditional rendering as a term describes the ability to render different UI markup based on certain conditions. In React-speak, it is a way to render different elements or components based on a condition. This concept is applied often in the following scenarios:
- Rendering external data from an API
- Showing/hiding elements
- Toggling application functionality
- Implementing permission levels
- Authentication and Authorization
In this article, we examine seven(7) ways to implement such conditional rendering in React applications.
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