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What is a Todo app without some clocks!? Well, still a Todo app, but certainly not as fun as one with clocks!

So, let's add a couple of clocks to our app, to help us track time while we perform our tasks (and to demonstrate the app.dependencies feature).

For this, we will use the react-clock library from NPM. We can add it to our project as a dependency like this:

main.wasp
app TodoApp {
// ...

dependencies: [
("react-clock", "3.0.0")
]
}

Run

wasp start

to have Wasp download and install the new dependency. If wasp start is already running, Wasp will detect the dependency change, and restart automatically.

Next, let's create a new component Clocks where we can play with the clocks.

src/client/Clocks.jsx
import { useEffect, useState } from 'react'
import Clock from 'react-clock'
import 'react-clock/dist/Clock.css'

const Clocks = () => {
const [time, setTime] = useState(new Date())

useEffect(() => {
const interval = setInterval(() => setTime(new Date()), 1000)
return () => clearInterval(interval)
}, [])

return (
<div style={{ display: 'flex' }}>
<Clock value={time} />
<Clock value={new Date(time.getTime() + 60 * 60000)} />
</div>
)
}

export default Clocks

And let's import it in our main React component.

src/client/MainPage.jsx
// ...
import Clocks from './Clocks'

const MainPage = () => {
// ...

return (
<div>
// ...

<div> <Clocks /> </div>

// ...
</div>
)
}
// ...

As you can see, importing other files from src/client is completely normal, just use the relative path. The same goes for all files under src/server. You can't (and shouldn't) import files from src/client into src/server and vice versa. If you want to share code between the two runtimes, you can use a relative import to import anything from src/shared into both the client code and the server code. The src/shared is especially handy for full-stack type definitions when using TypeScript.

That is it! We added a dependency and used it in our project.