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BlueKit usage

BlueKit automatically generates a library from your React components with editable props and live preview.

Point BlueKit to folders with your React components and it will generate a library for you. You'll be able to browse through the components, tweak their props, and see the changes live. Furthermore, any changes that you make to your components' code will be reflected in the library.

DEMO here:


$ npm install --save react-bluekit

You can use BlueKit via npm script or gulp

Npm script

"scripts": {
  "bluekit": "bluekit --baseDir ./components --paths . --exclude \"./(Layout|StyledComponent).tsx\""

Gulpfile configuration

import createBlueKit from 'react-bluekit/lib/createBlueKit';

  // your directory where components are located
  baseDir: `${__dirname}/src/browser`,
  // relative paths from base dir where to look for components
  paths: ['./components/', './auth'],
  // relative paths from base dir of files or directories you want to exclude from indexing
  exclude: ['./components/Foo'],
  // set to true when providing simple components such as `export default function MyComponent() { <div>Hello</div> }`
  noSpecialReplacements: true

This will provide you with two gulp tasks: build-bluekit and watch-bluekit, which perform static analysis of your components.

You can setup the build of BlueKit on application start and then watch components for changes by editing the default task to:

// from gulp.task('default', ['server']); to:
gulp.task('default', ['build-bluekit', 'server', 'watch-bluekit']);

Do not forget to add it to build process (for example on stage or production):

gulp.task('build', ['build-bluekit', 'build-webpack']);
// make sure that component build is before webpack

It will be built when needed.

Add it to your project

Look at the example directory, you only need to add:

import BlueKit from 'react-bluekit';
import componentsIndex from '../componentsIndex';
import React, { Component } from 'react';

export default class PageWithBlueKit extends Component {
  render() {
    return (

        // display inline (not full page)

        // this name is used for bluekit local storage as namespace
        // it is optional

You can also pass children to BlueKit, which will be displayed above the search field (e.g. for themes or other stuff).

To add jsdoc descriptions see example example_components/Checkbox.react.js.

Typescript support

Bluekit automatically finds .tsx files and uses react-docgen-typescript parser for it.

BlueKit development

npm install
cd ./example
npm install
open http://localhost:3000

This will start the development server and then you can play with components in BlueKit.

Gulp tasks

# generate svg icons from src/icons directory
gulp svg-icon

# run unit tests
gulp ava

# run eslint
gulp eslint

Additional info

BlueKit automatically hides props that don’t affect the component’s look.

If you get some kind of weird error and BlueKit doesn't load at all, try to reset localStorage by running localStorage.clear();.

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