Authorization Form Question

Hey all - just want to make sure I understand what’s going on here. Code below:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

class Contact extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    this.state = {
      password: 'swordfish',
      authorized: false
    this.authorize = this.authorize.bind(this);

  authorize(e) {
    const password =
    const auth = password == this.state.password;
      authorized: auth

The use of this in this.state and this.authorize while within the constructor() function but after super means that props has a state and authorize property that we can’t see, but we know is being inherited from props. Is this right?

What is confusing me is referencing this.authorize before we define the authorize() method right below it.

I’m also confused about the syntax and meaning of the .bind property, but perhaps this is yet another method hidden in the props class we inherited through constructor.

Am I on the right track? Any clarity is greatly appreciated!

NOTE: This code was all pre-written by the platform. I can’t go and see what’s being inherited through super.

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I’m wondering about the same things, hope someone will answer!?