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I am new to Reactjs. I am not sure how to add delay to render in Reactjs.What is the best way to add delay.

I am adding the following code in render but its not working.

setTimeout(function() {

}, 1000);

Not sure why you would want to do this, but something like this?

The component's constructor:

constructor(props) {
    this.state = {
        render: false //Set render state to false

On component mount:

componentDidMount() {
  setTimeout(function() { //Start the timer
      this.setState({render: true}) //After 1 second, set render to true
  }.bind(this), 1000)

The render method:

render() {
    let renderContainer = false //By default don't render anything
    if(this.state.render) { //If this.state.render == true, which is set to true by the timer.
        renderContainer = <div>Look at me! I'm content!</div> //Add dom elements
    return (
      renderContainer //Render the dom elements, or, when this.state == false, nothing.

So when the timer fires, render is set to true. Because render is stored in state, this also triggers a re-render of the component. The if statement simply instructs renderContainer to not display anything unless the state render is true. You could also show a text indicating the component is loading, by instead of declaring renderContainer= false at the top, declaring the default as renderContainer=<div>Component is loading..</div> for example.

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Rob van Dijk

Pure typescript Solution

You would be able to create delay function with async

function timeout(delay: number) {
    return new Promise( res => setTimeout(res, delay) );

and then call the function

await timeout(1000); //for 1 sec delay
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Ronit Roy

With React hooks. It will wait 5s and then render this component.

import React from 'react'

const DeleayComponent = () => {
  const [show, setShow] = React.useState(false)

  React.useEffect(() => {
    const timeout = setTimeout(() => {
    }, 5000)

    return () => clearTimeout(timeout)

  }, [show])

  if (!show) return null

  return <>OK, Render</>

export default DeleayComponent
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The easiest way to display a component after a time is conditional rendering like this :

constructor(props) {
    this.state = {
        render: false 
handleRender = () => {
  setTimeout(() => {
     this.setState({ render : !this.state.render })
  }, 1000);

render () {
   return (
             <button onClick={handleRender}>Set render to true</button>
             { this.state.render ? <Component /> : null }

When you click the button after one second it will set the render state to true and the <Component /> will show up .

If you want to run setTimeout on component load and not clicking the button you can have it in componentDidMount lifecycle like this :

  setTimeout(() => {
     this.setState({ render : !this.state.render })
  }, 1000);

Hope you fully understood how you can achieve this way of rendering components .

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Mahdi Faraji

One way to use hook with setTimeout is to set a property after the interval.

import { useState, useEffect } from "react";

const BotResponse = () => {


const [botMessage, setBotMessage] = useState('');

// function called from some user interaction
const botResponse = (msg) => {
   setTimeout(function() {
   }, 500);

useEffect(() => {
    console.log("bot msg... " + botMessage);

    // display the bot message

}, [botMessage]); // listening to a change on this property
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