How to create React.js app without a function in App.js

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I just finish typing npx create react app to create a react app but for some reason my App.js is a function not a class


function App() {

  return ()

I want something like:

Class app extends components{
   render (return())

I could write it down manually but i want the class app as default when i create an app so could anyone tell me what is the cause of this?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

That just comes out of the box now for React. You can make your App.js a stateless functional component OR a class component.

class App extends React.Component{
        <div>Hello World</div>

Method 2

With the introduction of hooks in React 16.8 functional components can be stateful and supposed to replace class components in most cases. This is the reason why App is functional component in a project that is generated with create-react-app, more specifically react-scripts package.

It’s possible to initialize the project with older react-scripts as a template:

create-react-app foo --scripts-version [email protected]^2

And then update it to latest version:

npm -S [email protected]^3

Since create-react-app provides static boilerplate for a project, and doesn’t have scaffolding features, it’s possible to copy and paste App from previous react-scripts version:

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import logo from './logo.svg';
import './App.css';

class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <div className="App">
        <header className="App-header">
          <img src={logo} className="App-logo" alt="logo" />
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export default App;

Method 3

As mentioned by @FaizanMubasher, the class Components were not very reusable, and they were lacking a sense of interchangeability. It makes no sense to copy class component code from previous versions.
It will be ideal to use move away from class components and start using function components.
here is an example for anyone seeking the right approach.

import React from 'react';
import Layout from './components/Layout/Layout';

function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <Layout />

export default App;

function component Layout:

import React from 'react';
import Aux from '../../hoc/Aux';

const layout = (props) => (

export default layout;

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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