Reactstrap — Card Columns and Carousels

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Reactstrap is a version Bootstrap made for React.

It’s a set of React components that have Boostrap styles.

In this article, we’ll look at how to put cards into columns and add carousels with Reactstrap.


We can group cards into columns.

For example, we can write:

We use the CardColumns component to group the columns together.


Carousels let us display slideshows in our app.

To add one we use the Carousel andCarouselItem components to add the carousel and carousel items.

We can also use the CarouselIndicators and CarouselControl components to add the slide indicator and navigation controls.

To do all that, we can write:

We add the slides with the CarouselItem and CarouselCaption components.

CarouselCaption adds the caption text.

The CariyselIndicators have the slides in the items prop.

activeIndex has the index of the slide that’s active.

onClickHandler lets us jump to the given side by changing the index.

CarouselControl lets us add controls to move slides.

This is also done by changing the index of the active slide with the next and previous functions.

We set the animating state to false when we exit the slide.

Uncontrolled Carousel

If we don’t need to control the navigation ourselves, we can also add an uncontrolled carousel with the UncontrolledCarousel component.

For instance, we can write:

We have the slide data with the image URL, caption, header, and alt text, and we pass them all into the items prop.

This will make a carousel that animates automatically.

Navigation controls and slide indicators are also provided.

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We can add various kinds of sliders and group cards into columns.

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