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Can't set ref to <Input>

See original GitHub issue

I am unable to set a ref to a Input, which I want to use to focus() on it.

It seems to be because Input is not declared as a class. (which is required to set refs)

  isColor={emailWarning && 'danger'}
  ref={input => {
    this.emailInput = input

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:5 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

kacharcommented, Nov 17, 2019

Hey @AlgusDark

I’m experiencing the same issue as stated above, so I consider the case still to be ongoing.

import { Input } from "bloomer";
const inputRef = React.createRef();
<Input id="name" type="name" ref={inputRef} />
Warning: Function components cannot be given refs. Attempts to access this ref will fail. Did you mean to use React.forwardRef()?

Here’s an example setup:

I did stumbled upon this problem while trying to integrate Bloomer with React Hook Form

The main mechanism to link that lib is using the register method as follows:

import useForm from "react-hook-form";
import { Input } from "bloomer";

function App() {
  const { register, handleSubmit } = useForm();
  const onSubmit = data => {
  return (
    <form onSubmit={handleSubmit(onSubmit)}>
      <Input name="example" defaultValue="test" ref={register} />
      <input type="submit" />

Here’s an integrated example:

Any assistance on closing this topic will be appreciated 🙇‍♂️

AlgusDarkcommented, Nov 18, 2019

Sorry @kachar , the problem is that we don’t have react forward ref in the components.

I decided to rewrite the library to be more friendly. The quickest solution would be to start wrap the components in a forward ref, but my main focus is to rewrite the library as there are some utils that we don’t need and could be done with stronger Types with TS and let the user to deal with errors instead of fix them. But that’s something is not related in this issue.

Would you like to make the fordwardRef solution and make a PR?

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