Jeremias Menichelli
Oct 24, 2023 ⋅ 10 min read

A complete guide to React refs

Jeremias Menichelli Curious mind, writer, and developer.

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9 Replies to "A complete guide to React refs"

  1. Thanks for this article, Jeremias. I use `useRef` and `createRef` extensively with my React code, which is entirely function, not class based, and extensively using Hooks. I’ve examined some `forwardRef` code and found it insanely complex and confusing so just used `window.###` functions instead.

  2. Little typo in the last sample, should be

    export default React.forwardRef(LabelledInput)

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