React Developer Tools are debugging tools for the open-source React library. It allows you to inspect the React component hierarchies in Chrome's Developer Tools. Because Finsemble's UI components are built using React, the React DevTools can be very helpful while debugging Finsemble.
First, install React Developer Tools locally using a command prompt:
npm install --save-dev react-devtools
Next, add the following to your scripts section in your package.json:
Ensure the React DevTools import is above all other imports in the file—it needs to be loaded before ReactDOM and React for the developer tools to work.
Note that you cannot import the React DevTools directly into a component that is hosted externally, e.g., a web app where index.js is just a reference point. If this is the case, use option 2.
If your component is hosted externally, you can use React DevTools as a preload. Open
configs\application\components.json. Find your component and set your
If neither of these solutions work for your use case there is an alternative solution based on Webpack. Please contact the Finsemble Client Success team at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
After you've launched Finsemble, run the following from the command line in the same directory as your project:
npm run react-devtools
You may only be able to use the tools with one component at a time. To switch between components you will need to:
Note: Make sure to remove the React DevTools import before deploying to production as it carries a large client with it.
For more information on debugging in general, check out Debugging Finsemble.
To learn about the components we've built in React, check out our UI Component tutorial.