React Redux Provider Store: No Overload Matches This Call

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This post documents a solution for the following error I encountered in a React TypeScript project that was using Redux:

No overload matches this call.
  Overload 1 of 2, '(props: ProviderProps<Action> | Readonly<ProviderProps<Action>>): Provider<Action>', gave the following error.
    Type '{ children: Element; store: Store<{ readonly [$CombinedState]?: undefined; } & { repos: ReposState; }, Action>; }' is not assignable to type 'IntrinsicAttributes & IntrinsicClassAttributes<Provider<Action>> & Readonly<ProviderProps<Action>>'.
      Property 'children' does not exist on type 'IntrinsicAttributes & IntrinsicClassAttributes<Provider<Action>> & Readonly<ProviderProps<Action>>'.
  Overload 2 of 2, '(props: ProviderProps<Action>, context: any): Provider<Action>', gave the following error.

React is a JavaScript framework used to build web apps. Redux is an open-source library used to manage the state of an application, and is often used along with React JS.

In this context, the Redux <Provider> component is used to pass application state along to its children components. It is best practice to wrap the entirety of your app in the <Provider> component, and pass the store object into it as an argument (property):

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client';
import './index.css';
import { Provider } from 'react-redux';
import App from './App';
import { store } from './state';

const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(
  document.getElementById('root') as HTMLElement
);

root.render(
  <React.StrictMode>
    <Provider  store={store}> 
      <App />
    </Provider>
  </React.StrictMode>
);

In my project, this was producing an error on the <Provider> component that said “No overload matches this call.” I knew this must have something to with the argument(s) being passed along.

No overload matches this call.

At first I thought it might have something to do with my store object, but that was not it. I was able to resolve this roadblock by explicitly passing a ProviderProps object into the Provider component.

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client';
import './index.css';
import { Provider, ProviderProps } from 'react-redux';
import App from './App';
import { store } from './state';


const providerProps: ProviderProps = {
  store: store,
};

const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(
  document.getElementById('root') as HTMLElement
);

root.render(
  <React.StrictMode>
    <Provider  {...providerProps}> 
      <App />
    </Provider>
  </React.StrictMode>
);

This worked because the store object is explicitly typed in the ProviderProps object. This ensures that it matches the type expected by the Provider component. Ultimately, it was a TypeScript error. TypeScript was not able to infer the store type correctly.

This was a bug I encountered while building a web app for an Udemy course called “React and Typescript: Build a Portfolio Project“.

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