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Create a Flashcard App with React and JavaScript

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React is an easy to use JavaScript framework that lets us create front end apps.

In this article, we’ll look at how to create a flashcard app with React and JavaScript.

Create the Project

We can create the React project with Create React App.

To install it, we run:

npx create-react-app flashcard

with NPM to create our React project.

We need the uuid to let us create unique IDs for our flashcard items easily.

To add it, we run:

npm i uuidv4

Create the Flashcard App

To create the flashcard app, we write:

import { useState } from "react";
import { v4 as uuidv4 } from "uuid";

export default function App() {
  const [item, setItem] = useState({});
  const [items, setItems] = useState([]);

  const add = (e) => {
    const { question, answer } = item;
    const formValid = question && answer;
    if (!formValid) {
    setItems((items) => [
        id: uuidv4(),

  const deleteItem = (index) => {
    setItems((items) => items.filter((_, i) => i !== index));

  return (
    <div className="App">
      <form onSubmit={add}>
            onChange={(e) =>
              setItem((item) => ({ ...item, question: }))
            onChange={(e) =>
              setItem((item) => ({ ...item, answer: }))
        <button type="submit">submit</button>
      {, index) => {
        return (
          <div key={}>
            <button onClick={() => deleteItem(index)}>delete</button>

We have the item and items state created with the useState hook.

Then we have the add function to add an item to items .

In the function, we call e.preventDefault() to do client-side form submission.

Then we check if question and answer is set.

If they are, then we call setItems to add an item to the items array with the callback.

The callback gets the existing items value and returns a new array with the new item appended to it.

The deleteItem function calls setItems with a callback that returns the items array without the entry with the given index .

In the form, we have the onSubmit prop set to add so that add runs when we click on the submit button.

The inputs have the value and onChange props so that we bind the inputted value to the properties.

We pass in a callback to setItem to set the properties to , which has the inputted value.

Below that, we render the items into elements.

We need to set the key prop to a unique ID so that React can identify each entry.

It also has a button that calls deleteItem with index when we click on it.


We can create a flashcard app with React and JavaScript easily.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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