Why es6 react component works only with "export default"?

The Solution to Why es6 react component works only with "export default"? is

Exporting without default means it's a "named export". You can have multiple named exports in a single file. So if you do this,

class Template {}
class AnotherTemplate {}

export { Template, AnotherTemplate }

then you have to import these exports using their exact names. So to use these components in another file you'd have to do,

import {Template, AnotherTemplate} from './components/templates'

Alternatively if you export as the default export like this,

export default class Template {}

Then in another file you import the default export without using the {}, like this,

import Template from './components/templates'

There can only be one default export per file. In React it's a convention to export one component from a file, and to export it is as the default export.

You're free to rename the default export as you import it,

import TheTemplate from './components/templates'

And you can import default and named exports at the same time,

import Template,{AnotherTemplate} from './components/templates'

~ Answered on 2015-08-06 10:52:49

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