Basic Prop Types Examples

type AppProps = {
message: string;
count: number;
disabled: boolean;
/** array of a type! */
names: string[];
/** string literals to specify exact string values, with a union type to join them together */
status: "waiting" | "success";
/** any object as long as you dont use its properties (NOT COMMON but useful as placeholder) */
obj: object;
obj2: {}; // almost the same as `object`, exactly the same as `Object`
/** an object with any number of properties (PREFERRED) */
obj3: {
id: string;
title: string;
};
/** array of objects! (common) */
objArr: {
id: string;
title: string;
}[];
/** a dict object with any number of properties of the same type */
dict1: {
[key: string]: MyTypeHere;
};
dict2: Record<string, MyTypeHere>; // equivalent to dict1
/** any function as long as you don't invoke it (not recommended) */
onSomething: Function;
/** function that doesn't take or return anything (VERY COMMON) */
onClick: () => void;
/** function with named prop (VERY COMMON) */
onChange: (id: number) => void;
/** alternative function type syntax that takes an event (VERY COMMON) */
onClick(event: React.MouseEvent<HTMLButtonElement>): void;
/** an optional prop (VERY COMMON!) */
optional?: OptionalType;
};

Notice we have used the TSDoc /** comment */ style here on each prop. You can and are encouraged to leave descriptive comments on reusable components. For a fuller example and discussion, see our Commenting Components section in the Advanced Cheatsheet.