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Neil Bircumshaw
Neil Bircumshaw
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 14,597 Points

Awkward moment when you go over old code and can't quite remember (React)

I know what most of my code is doing here but I'm unsure as to what the "this.props.history.push(path)" is doing in the code below. I imagine it's pushing the interpolated string to the URL? As something like that would make context in what I was trying to do, but can't quite remember! This is why I should comment my code more to save myself from headaches...

import React, { Component } from 'react';

class Search extends Component{


    this.state = {
      searchText: 'search'

onSearchChange = e =>{
this.setState({searchText: e.target.value});

handleSubmit= e =>{
let SearchTerm = this.state.searchText
let path = `search/${SearchTerm}`;



<form className="search-form" onSubmit ={this.handleSubmit}>
        <input type="search"  placeholder="Search Flickr" onChange={this.onSearchChange} />
        <button type="submit" className="search-button">
          <svg fill="#fff" height="24" viewBox="0 0 23 23" width="24" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
            <path d="M15.5 14h-.79l-.28-.27C15.41 12.59 16 11.11 16 9.5 16 5.91 13.09 3 9.5 3S3 5.91 3 9.5 5.91 16 9.5 16c1.61 0 3.09-.59 4.23-1.57l.27.28v.79l5 4.99L20.49 19l-4.99-5zm-6 0C7.01 14 5 11.99 5 9.5S7.01 5 9.5 5 14 7.01 14 9.5 11.99 14 9.5 14z"></path>
            <path d="M0 0h24v24H0z" fill="none"></path>