Access Props inside MDX within a Gatsby Application

Chris Biscardi
InstructorChris Biscardi

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In this lesson, you will learn how to access props from inside MDX files. This can be useful for rendering dynamic content or passing more complex data through to React components inside of your MDX files.

Instructor: [00:00] Here, we have MDX file with some classic front matter, a couple of imports, some Markdown content, and some JSX. On the right, because our Markdown file is in a Gatsby project, we have our Gatsby site. To access props, we need to use the props global.

[00:20] If we look at the object that got logged out, we see that the prop that we want is in pageContext.frontMatter.intro. Back in our MDX file, we will access props.pageContext.frontMatter.intro, and now, our intro shows up.