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JavaScript React Components (2018) Build Modular Interfaces with Components Separating Function Components Into Modules

Damian Szymanski
Damian Szymanski
11,843 Points

Keep getting "Edit src/App.js and save to reload." screen

Hello! I keep getting the "Edit src/App.js and save to reload." on my screen when I type npm start. How can I fix this so the same screen pops up as the video?


Noelle Szombathy
Noelle Szombathy
10,043 Points

If you go into your directory in the code editor that you're using, you should see a src folder. Inside that should be an App.js file that will have some very basic react in it. That is the file that create-react-app renders in the browser, and by default it is set to display the information that you're seeing that says "edit src/App.js and save to reload".

If you have created other components (as different JS files) then you need to import them into this App.js file and 'render' them with JSX tags. For example your final App.js file might look like this if you have a header and a body component in different files (i.e. Header.js and Body.js). Once this file is saved you should see the

import React, {Component} from 'react';
import './App.css';
import Header from './Header';
import Body from './Body';

class App extends Component  {

    return (
        <Header />
        <Body />  

export default App;

The div is used as a wrapper if you have more than one component that you need to render.

Mahmoud Talass
Mahmoud Talass
9,274 Points

I am confused too please help

2 Answers

Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 10,071 Points

Hi there, even with this edits or by loading the files from the teachers note it is not working.

Is there an other trick to get the react app started?

jim felli
jim felli
13,401 Points

Did you ever figure this out? I'm confused about the same thing and can't seem to work it out