FAQ: Your First React Component - Importing and Exporting React Components

This community-built FAQ covers the “Importing and Exporting React Components” exercise from the lesson “Your First React Component”.

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Create a Front-End App with React
Create an Advanced Web App with React and Redux
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Front-End Development

Learn React: Introduction
Learn React

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Why do we exclude the file extension when importing?


I have the same question. Apparently, the module resolution algorithm assumes that it is a .js or .jsx file. Still, wouldn’t it be better to specify the extension?


I am also querying why we do not include the file extension when importing? Is this best practice? It took me a while to work out what I was doing wrong when importing the component to index.js