React Standalone Tutorial - Part 2: Project Graph

Run the command: npx nx graph. A browser should open up with the following contents:


Nx creates the graph based on the source code. The projects are not linked in this diagram because we haven't actually finished our application. Once we use the shared components in another project, Nx will create the dependency in the graph. Let's do that now.

Set Up the Router

Install the react-router-dom package:

npm i react-router-dom

And configure the routes:

import { StrictMode } from 'react'; import { BrowserRouter } from 'react-router-dom'; import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client'; import App from './app/app'; const root = ReactDOM.createRoot( document.getElementById('root') as HTMLElement ); root.render( <StrictMode> <BrowserRouter> <App /> </BrowserRouter> </StrictMode> );
import { RoutesCart } from 'cart'; import { Route, Routes } from 'react-router-dom'; import Shop from './shop/shop'; export function App() { return ( <> <Routes> <Route path="/" element={<Shop />}></Route> <Route path="/cart" element={<RoutesCart />}></Route> </Routes> </> ); } export default App;


Run the @nrwl/react:component generator with the command:



npx nx g @nrwl/react:component banner --project=shared-ui --export

> NX Generating @nrwl/react:component CREATE shared/ui/src/lib/banner/banner.module.css CREATE shared/ui/src/lib/banner/banner.spec.tsx CREATE shared/ui/src/lib/banner/banner.tsx UPDATE shared/ui/src/index.ts

Then create a simple Banner component in the generated file:

export interface BannerProps { text: string; } export function Banner(props: BannerProps) { return <header>{props.text}</header>; } export default Banner;


Add the Banner component to the cart route and link back to the main page:

import { Banner } from 'shared/ui'; import { Link } from 'react-router-dom'; import styles from './cart.module.css'; /* eslint-disable-next-line */ export interface RoutesCartProps {} export function RoutesCart(props: RoutesCartProps) { return ( <div className={styles['container']}> <Banner text="Welcome to the cart." /> <Link to="/">Continue Shopping</Link> </div> ); } export default RoutesCart;


Update the shop component to use the Banner component and link to the cart.

import { Banner } from 'shared/ui'; import { Link } from 'react-router-dom'; import styles from './shop.module.css'; /* eslint-disable-next-line */ export interface ShopProps {} export function Shop(props: ShopProps) { return ( <div className={styles['container']}> <Banner text="Here is a list of products to buy..." /> <Link to="/cart">View Cart</Link> </div> ); } export default Shop;

Now run npx nx graph again:


Your graph now shows the dependency lines we expected.

The Project Graph is more than just a visualization - Nx provides tooling to optimize your task-running and even automate your CI based on this graph. This will be covered in more detail in: 4: Task Pipelines.

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