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Wrapping React Overview

One of Reflex's most powerful features is the ability to wrap React components. This allows us to build on top of the existing React ecosystem, and leverage the vast array of existing React components and libraries.

If you want a specific component for your app but Reflex doesn't provide it, there's a good chance it's available as a React component. Search for it on npm , and if it's there, you can use it in your Reflex app.

In this section, we'll go over how to wrap React components on a high level. In the subsequent sections, we'll go over the details of how to wrap more complex components.

Spline Example

Let's start with a library called Spline . Spline is a tool for creating 3D scenes and animations. It's a great tool for creating interactive 3D visualizations.

We have some react code that creates a Spline scene. We want to wrap this code in a Reflex component so that we can use it in our Reflex app.

import Spline from '@splinetool/react-spline';

export default function App() {
  return (
    <Spline scene="https://prod.spline.design/up1SQcRLq1s6yks3/scene.splinecode" />

Here is how we would wrap this component in Reflex.

The two most important props are library, which is the name of the npm package, and tag, which is the name of the React component.

class Spline(rx.Component):
    """Spline component."""

    library = "@splinetool/react-spline"
    tag = "Spline"
    scene: Var[
    ] = "https://prod.spline.design/Br2ec3WwuRGxEuij/scene.splinecode"
    is_default = True

    lib_dependencies: list[str] = ["@splinetool/runtime"]

Here the library is @splinetool/react-spline and the tag is Spline. In the next section we will go into a deep dive on imports but we also set is_default = True because the tag is the default export from the module.

Additionally, we can specify any props that the component takes. In this case, the Spline component takes a scene prop, which is the URL of the Spline scene.

Full Example

class Spline(rx.Component):
    """Spline component."""

    library = "@splinetool/react-spline"
    tag = "Spline"
    scene: Var[
    ] = "https://prod.spline.design/joLpOOYbGL-10EJ4/scene.splinecode"
    is_default = True

    lib_dependencies: list[str] = ["@splinetool/runtime"]

spline = Spline.create

def spline_example():
    return rx.center(

ColorPicker Example

Similar to the Spline example we start with defining the library and tag. In this case the library is react-colorful and the tag is HexColorPicker.

We also have a var color which is the current color of the color picker.

Since this component has interaction we must specify any event triggers that the component takes. The color picker has a single trigger on_change to specify when the color changes. This trigger takes in a single argument color which is the new color. Here super().get_event_triggers() is used to get the default event triggers for all components.


class ColorPicker(rx.Component):
    library = "react-colorful"
    tag = "HexColorPicker"
    color: rx.Var[str]

    def get_event_triggers(self) -> dict[str, Any]:
        return {
            "on_change": lambda e0: [e0],

color_picker = ColorPicker.create

class ColorPickerState(rx.State):
    color: str = "#db114b"

def index():
    return rx.box(
            rx.heading(ColorPickerState.color, color="white"),

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