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Unable to give focus to Form.Input

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I’m trying to give focus to an <Form.Input> but I get an error : TypeError: this.searchField.current.focus is not a function. Replacing by a standard <input> make it work.

How can I focus an input ?

Here is a sample code :

import React, {Component} from 'react';
import {Form} from 'react-bulma-components'; 

class Home extends Component {
    constructor(props) {
        this.searchField = React.createRef();
        this.focusSearchField = this.focusSearchField.bind(this);

    render() {
        return <div>
            <Form.Control style={{ marginBottom: 20 }}>
                    onChange={e => this.changeFilter(} />

             <Button onClick={this.focusSearchField}>Focus</Button>

    focusSearchField() {

export default Home;

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

eldyvooncommented, Jul 9, 2019

domRef or ref won’t work with useRef()?

gbprodcommented, Apr 16, 2019

That works ! Thanks 😃

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