Storybook Practice Exercises: Essential Techniques for Mastering the Framework

Here is a quick practice exercise to help you get started with Storybook:

  1. Install Storybook: If you haven’t already, install Storybook globally on your machine by running the following command in your terminal:javaCopy codenpm install -g @storybook/cli
  2. Create a new Storybook project: Use the Storybook CLI to create a new project by running the following command in your terminal:csharpCopy codesb init This will create a new Storybook project in your current directory.
  3. Create a new UI component: Create a new folder in the “src” directory of your Storybook project called “MyComponent”. Inside this folder, create a new file called “MyComponent.js” and add the following code:javascriptCopy codeimport React from 'react'; function MyComponent(props) { return ( <div className={props.className}> {props.children} </div> ); } export default MyComponent;
  4. Define a story for your component: Create a new file called “MyComponent.stories.js” in the “src” directory and add the following code:javascriptCopy codeimport React from 'react'; import MyComponent from './MyComponent'; export default { title: 'MyComponent', component: MyComponent, }; export const Primary = () => <MyComponent className="my-component-primary">Primary</MyComponent>; export const Secondary = () => <MyComponent className="my-component-secondary">Secondary</MyComponent>;
  5. Run Storybook: Use the following command in your terminal to run your Storybook project:Copy codenpm run storybook This will start the Storybook server and open it in your default web browser.
  6. View your new component: Once Storybook is running, you can view your new MyComponent component by selecting the “MyComponent” story from the left-hand sidebar. This will show you a preview of the component and allow you to interact with it in various ways.
  7. Customize your component: Try making some changes to the MyComponent code and refreshing the Storybook preview to see how it affects the appearance and behavior of the component.

By completing this exercise, you should now have a basic understanding of how to create and test UI components using Storybook. From here, you can continue to explore and experiment with the many features and capabilities of this powerful tool.

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