proptypes object

const propTypes = {
  title: PropTypes.string,
  description: PropTypes.string,
  price: PropTypes.number.isRequired,

class MyComponent extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
        <p>Price: {this.props.price}</p>

MyComponent.propTypes = propTypes;

PropTypes is an object-orientated JavaScript library used to validate the props passed to a React component. It allows you to check the types of data that are being passed to a component, ensuring that they are valid and, if they are not, alerting the developer of an issue. The PropTypes object takes key/value pairs in which the key is the name of the prop being passed and the value is the type of the data being passed. In the example above, title is a string, description is a string and price is a required number. To assign the PropTypes object to the component, simply set the PropTypes property to the object. This is done in the example above with MyComponent.propTypes = propTypes. Once the PropTypes object has been assigned to the component, React will automatically check the types of the props being passed to it when the component is rendered. If any of the props are of an incorrect type, a warning will be displayed in the browser console. This helps developers to identify and fix issues quickly, ensuring that the component is running correctly.

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