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Cesky TerrierOP
Quick note: I'm very new to React/ts etc so please bare with m 🙏🏻

Basically, I've created a sidebar component that I'm trying to add function to. I'm following a tutorial on it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFrFhBJPTmI

I'm at the point where to add onClick statements to make the sidebar responsive and to shrink down, however I'm facing issues with useState.

You're importing a component that needs useState. It only works in a Client Component but none of its parents are marked with "use client", so they're Server Components by default.
Learn more: https://nextjs.org/docs/getting-started/react-essentials

So with this, I add "use client"; to my sidebar component, but when I click the button that triggers the expansion, I get the following error:

Error: async/await is not yet supported in Client Components, only Server Components. This error is often caused by accidentally adding 'use client' to a module that was originally written for the server.

So I guess from this point I'm kinda stuck in a loop..

I've added both the main sidebar component and page file in this gist: https://gist.github.com/tommerty/d291f7fb5f0ad56c134651078bc7e6f0
Answered by Madeiran sardinella
means it's a server component and you can't directly import it into a client component
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Madeiran sardinella
what does your SidebarContentDashboard look like? is it a server/client component?
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Cesky TerrierOP
Sorry, should have added that:

import { SidebarItem } from "@/lib/components/dashboard/Sidebar2/sidebar";
import { BiSolidDashboard, BiSolidChart, BiSolidPaintRoll, BiSolidCog, BiSolidCategoryAlt, BiSolidUserCircle, BiSolidLogInCircle } from "react-icons/bi";

export async function SidebarContentDashboard({ user }: any) {
    return (
        <>
            <SidebarItem url={"/dashboard"} icon={<BiSolidDashboard size={20} />} text="Dashboard" active />
            <SidebarItem url={"/dashboard/stats"} icon={<BiSolidChart size={20} />} text="Statistics" />
            <SidebarItem url={"/dashboard/customize"} icon={<BiSolidPaintRoll size={20} />} text="Customize" />
            <SidebarItem url={"/dashboard/authors"} icon={<BiSolidUserCircle size={20} />} text="Authors" />
            <SidebarItem url={"/dashboard/settings"} icon={<BiSolidCog size={20} />} text="Blog Settings" />
            <SidebarItem url={"/dashboard/categories"} icon={<BiSolidCategoryAlt size={20} />} text="Blog Categories" />
        </>
    );
}


I'll update the gist also
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Madeiran sardinella
i think the issue is with the SidebarItem. even though it doesn't use any state/interactivity, but it's inside the Sidebar component which has been marked as a client component (use client).
try moving SidebarItem into a separate file
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Cesky TerrierOP
Just moved sidebar item into a new file and updated my import.

Commented on the gist to not muddy up the thread with code: https://gist.github.com/tommerty/d291f7fb5f0ad56c134651078bc7e6f0?permalink_comment_id=4648976#gistcomment-4648976
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Cesky TerrierOP
My confusion is that the page.tsx is a server component, but calling in client components which I thought was ok, so I'm not sure why I can't specify use client inside a component to be loaded on a server component/page
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Madeiran sardinella
if that didn't fix it try temporarily removing some of the libs you imported in the page.tsx file. not all libraries support RSC atm
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Cesky TerrierOP
gonna try on a fresh page instead just because removing some of those is sure to cause headaches lol. Bear with me for a few, and btw thanks for the help you're offering!
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Cesky TerrierOP
import Sidebar from "@/lib/components/dashboard/Sidebar2/sidebar";
import SidebarContentDashboard from "@/lib/components/dashboard/Sidebar2/content-dashboard";

const Sidebartest = () => (
    <>
        <div className="drawer lg:drawer-open">
            <input id="my-drawer-2" type="checkbox" className="drawer-toggle" />
            <div className="drawer-content items-center justify-center">
                {/* main content */}
                <div className="">test</div>
                <div className="max-w-4xl mx-auto" />
                <label htmlFor="my-drawer-2" className="btn btn-primary drawer-button lg:hidden">
                    Open drawer
                </label>
            </div>
            <div className="drawer-side">
                <label htmlFor="my-drawer-2" className="drawer-overlay"></label>
                <div className="w-auto text-base-content">
                    {/* sidebar */}
                    <Sidebar>
                        <SidebarContentDashboard />
                    </Sidebar>
                    <div />
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </>
);

export default Sidebartest;


Created this page, error still occurs when I click the button on the sidebar component.

Unhandled Runtime Error
Error: async/await is not yet supported in Client Components, only Server Components. This error is often caused by accidentally adding 'use client' to a module that was originally written for the server.
What's funny is that there is no async/await in this page.tsx, sidebar.tsx, sidebarItem or sidebarcontentdashboard
oh wait
I think I found it!
I believe my UserDropDown component is the culprit I just removed it from the sidebar.tsx and the chevron is changing!
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Madeiran sardinella
lmao was literally going to ask you what it looks like
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Cesky TerrierOP
Still getting used to these components in components in components lol, I know I'll be better off once I learn it, still just a tricky thing until that point lol
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Madeiran sardinella
means it's a server component and you can't directly import it into a client component
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Cesky TerrierOP
Yep, gonna work on making modifications to it, thank you so much, your help is really appreciated