React Typescript Login Page

As a developer, I am always looking for ways to improve the user experience of my web applications. One area that often requires careful attention is the login page. In this article, I will walk you through the process of creating a login page using React and TypeScript, and share some personal insights and commentary along the way.

Why React and TypeScript?

React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It allows you to break down your application into reusable components, making it easier to manage and maintain your codebase. TypeScript, on the other hand, is a strongly-typed superset of JavaScript that adds static typing and other features to help catch errors early in the development process.

Using React and TypeScript together provides several benefits. The static typing of TypeScript helps prevent common errors and provides better auto-completion and documentation in your code editor. Additionally, TypeScript integrates well with React, allowing you to write more robust and maintainable code.

Setting Up the Project

Before we dive into coding the login page, let’s set up our project. First, make sure you have Node.js and npm installed on your machine. Then, open your terminal and run the following command to create a new React project:

npx create-react-app login-page --template typescript

This command will create a new directory called “login-page” and set up a basic React project with TypeScript support.

Creating the Login Component

Now that we have our project set up, let’s create a new component for our login page. Inside the “src” folder, create a new file called “Login.tsx”. This file will contain the code for our login page component.

In the “Login.tsx” file, start by importing the necessary dependencies:

import React, { useState } from 'react';

Next, create a functional component called “Login” and define its initial state using the useState hook:

const Login: React.FC = () => {
const [username, setUsername] = useState('');
const [password, setPassword] = useState('');

// More code here...

Inside the component, we use the useState hook to define two state variables: username and password. We also define two corresponding setter functions: setUsername and setPassword.

Next, let’s add the login form to our component:

return (



In this code snippet, we have a simple HTML form with two input fields for the username and password, along with corresponding labels. The values of the input fields are controlled by the state variables we defined earlier, and the onChange event handlers update the state whenever the user types something.

Handling the Form Submission

Now that we have our login form, let’s add the logic to handle the form submission. Add the following code inside the component:

const handleSubmit = (e: React.FormEvent) => {

// Perform login logic here...

The handleSubmit function is triggered when the user submits the form. We prevent the default form submission behavior using e.preventDefault(), and then you can add your own logic to handle the login process.


Creating a login page using React and TypeScript can greatly improve the user experience of your web application. By leveraging the power of React’s component-based architecture and TypeScript’s static typing, you can create a robust and maintainable login page that provides a seamless authentication experience for your users.

In this article, we covered the basics of setting up a React project with TypeScript, creating a login component, and handling the form submission. Feel free to add your own personal touches and customization to make the login page fit your specific requirements.

For more details and examples, be sure to check out the React documentation and the TypeScript documentation. Happy coding!