Fix React Router navlink-exact when activeClass is not working

Published on April 09, 2021 - Tagged: #frontend-development

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If you’re adding navlinks with react router because you want to set the active class you might find that it doesn’t work. These are the steps I had to take to make this work.

// set the exact property on the route
 <Route path={"/"} exact={true} component={SharingLinks} />

// but you also need to add exact={true} to your NavLink from react-router!
<NavLink
      to={"/"}
      exact={true}
      activeClassName="active-menu-item"
    >
      Sharing Link
</NavLink>
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