Using React Flow to plan a React project

| Tahniat Zehra

A successful project requires a combination of proper planning and architecture. Planning a project can be tedious, especially when you have to draw every process on paper. Luckily, there are various products that can help you plan your project. In this article, we'll take a look at how to use React Flow to plan your next React project.

React Flow is a React library for creating interactive graphs and node-based editors. Workflows with decisions can be created and are also used for presentations. React Flow allows you to programmatically build your entire React project architecture, with the flexibility to customize each node in a diagram-like way.

React Flow is free to use, easy to set up and integrate, and takes less than 5 minutes to set up and use. This includes zoom and pan, multiple selection, and some out-of-the-box event handlers.

Second, the React Flow library is very flexible and customizable. Users can design nodes and elements according to their preferences. The library also includes some plugin support for customization.


This plugin provides an overview of the entire process in small thumbnails, providing users with quick navigation and overview capabilities. This is very useful when the flow is large and cannot be displayed on one page.


This customizable control bar comes with the React Flow library. It consists of a series of convenient buttons that control the flow's zoom in and out, screen adjustments, and interactivity.


This plugin helps in graphical visualization of the canvas. Adding it to a React Flow component results in a uniformly dotted background

Run tests to clear your doubts to understand the reliability of your application. React Flow is tested with Cypress. According to the docs, it also supports testing with Playwright and Jest.

He also has 12,000 stars on Github and an average of 161,000 weekly downloads, making him popular with developers. It offers long-term security and scalability for its users as it has extensive community support that allows for maintenance.

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