Using React types with Flow

A little tip for using React types, such as React.Node or React.Element with Flow.  If you import React into a component like

import React from ‘react’;

then Flow will give you the error

Cannot get React.Node because property Node is missing in object type

The fix is to import React as follows

import * as React from ‘react’;

2 thoughts on “Using React types with Flow

  1. Bad idea, if you don’t have tree shaking, that one could hurt…
    Try this instead :
    “`
    import React from ‘react’;
    import type { Node } from ‘react’;
    “`

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