What is meaning of "Render" ?

What is meaning of "Render" ?

Sam: Asking one question: What is Render?

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According to web development and React, "render" refers to the process of generating and displaying the user interface based on the current state and props of a React component. When a component is initially mounted or when its state/props change, React triggers a re-render, updating the displayed content to reflect the new state or props.

Here's a breakdown of the key concepts related to rendering:

  1. Initial Render:

    • When a React component is first created and added to the DOM, it undergoes an initial render. This is the process of generating the HTML markup associated with the component and inserting it into the document.
  2. Re-render:

    • React components can re-render in response to changes in their state or props. When a component's state or props are updated, React schedules a re-render, and the component's render method is called again. During the re-render, React calculates the difference (virtual DOM diffing) between the new and old UI states and updates only the parts of the DOM that have changed.
  3. Virtual DOM:

    • React uses a virtual DOM to optimize the rendering process. Instead of directly manipulating the real DOM on every change, React creates a virtual representation of the DOM in memory. When a component renders, React updates the virtual DOM, and then it calculates the most efficient way to update the actual DOM based on the changes in the virtual DOM.
  4. Component Lifecycle:

    • React components go through various lifecycle phases, and the render method is a part of this lifecycle. The render method is responsible for returning the JSX (or React elements) that represent the UI of the component.

Here's a simple example of a React component with a render method:

import React, { Component } from 'react';

class MyComponent extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
        <h1>Hello, {this.props.name}!</h1>

export default MyComponent;


In the above example, the render method returns JSX that represents a simple greeting message. When the component is initially rendered or when its props change, the render method is called, and the updated UI is displayed.