How to programmatically trigger click event in React?

You could use the ref prop to acquire a reference to the underlying HTMLInputElement object through a callback, store the reference as a class property, then use that reference to later trigger a click from your event handlers using the HTMLElement.click method.

This can be done in two steps:

  1. Create ref in render method:

    <input ref={(input) => (this.inputElement = input)} />
  2. Apply click event in your event handler:

    this.inputElement.click();

Author of content
Edit this page

Made by Michael Sakhniuk

Twitter