What is the difference between mapStateToProps() and mapDispatchToProps()?

mapStateToProps() is a utility which helps your component get updated state (which is updated by some other components):

const mapStateToProps = (state) => {
return {
todos: getVisibleTodos(state.todos, state.visibilityFilter),

mapDispatchToProps() is a utility which will help your component to fire an action event (dispatching action which may cause change of application state):

const mapDispatchToProps = (dispatch) => {
return {
onTodoClick: (id) => {

Recommend always using the “object shorthand” form for the mapDispatchToProps

Redux wrap it in another function that looks like (…args) => dispatch(onTodoClick(…args)), and pass that wrapper function as a prop to your component.

const mapDispatchToProps = {

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