Render function

In the context of web development using frameworks like Django or other similar platforms, the term “render” typically refers to the process of generating and displaying HTML content, often in response to a user’s request.

In Django specifically, the render function is commonly used in views to generate HTML content using a template and return it as an HTTP response.

from django.shortcuts import render

def my_view(request):
# Some processing or data retrieval
context = {‘key’: ‘value’} # Data to be passed to the template

# Using the render function to generate HTML content from a template
return render(request, ‘my_template.html’, context)


  1. The render function takes three parameters:
    • The request object, which contains information about the current HTTP request.
    • The name of the template file (‘my_template.html’ in this case).
    • A context dictionary (context), which contains data to be passed to the template for rendering.
  2. The render function processes the specified template, injecting the data from the context dictionary into the template variables.
  3. The function then returns an HTTP response containing the generated HTML. This response is typically sent back to the user’s browser.
  4. The user’s browser renders the HTML, displaying the dynamically generated content.