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ViewComponent is supported natively in Rails 6.1, and compatible with Rails 5.0+ via an included monkey patch.

ViewComponent is tested for compatibility with combinations of Ruby 2.4+ and Rails 5+.

Disabling the render monkey patch (Rails < 6.1)

In order to avoid conflicts between ViewComponent and other gems that also monkey patch the render method, it is possible to configure ViewComponent to not include the render monkey patch:

config.view_component.render_monkey_patch_enabled = false # defaults to true

With the monkey patch disabled, use render_component (or render_component_to_string) instead:

<%= render_component "bar") %>