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So in this article I wanted to discuss something more practical and less theoretical. So I chose to write about Credit Cards!!

There is actually downloadable library in React which helps us do it.

Let’s get started:

First, we create a React app with the npm command line. Open your terminal, and run npm create-react-app ccapp after you create your React app. Then type the command npm start. Before you start your app, you need to go to the project directory with cd ccapp, and then you run your app.


npm install --save react-credit-cards

After you install, you need to start your app again with npm start.


Now we create a components folder in your src directory. In this folder, we create a file and name it CreditCards.js.

Open your CreditCards.js file, and create a functional React component:

import React from "react";

Now we will import some things fromreact-credit-card. We import two things and place our them at the top of the file.

  • Cards: import Cards from "react-credit-cards"
  • Style sheet: import "react-credit-cards/es/styles-compiled.css"

Now for the fun part:

We need to create a state, and define the default value as an object. Then we need to create a form along with a change handler. Finally, after all that, we implement our Cards component which provided our react-credit-cards package.

Your code should look something like this:

import React, { useState } from "react";
import Cards from "react-credit-cards";
import "react-credit-cards/es/styles-compiled.css";

Now in the App.js file import the CreditCards.js file and render it. Don’t forget to that! Also, don’t forget to add some styling an dmake it look nice ;-)

Hope you enjoyed this article!

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