How to get the value of an input field using ReactJS

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I have the following React component:

export default class MyComponent extends React.Component {

    onSubmit(e) {
        e.preventDefault();
        var title = this.title;
        console.log(title);
    }

    render(){
        return (
            ...
            <form className="form-horizontal">
                ...
                <input type="text" className="form-control" ref={(c) => this.title = c} name="title" />
                ...
            </form>
            ...
            <button type="button" onClick={this.onSubmit} className="btn">Save</button>
            ...
        );
    }

};

The console is giving me undefined - any ideas what's wrong with this code?

Oct 8, 2020 in Java-Script by kartik
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1 answer to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

Managed to get the input field value by doing something like this:

import React, { Component } from 'react';

class App extends Component {

constructor(props){
super(props);

this.state = {
  username : ''
}

this.updateInput = this.updateInput.bind(this);
this.handleSubmit = this.handleSubmit.bind(this);
}


updateInput(event){
this.setState({username : event.target.value})
}


handleSubmit(){
console.log('Your input value is: ' + this.state.username)
//Send state to the server code
}



render(){
return (
    <div>
    <input type="text" onChange={this.updateInput}></input>
    <input type="submit" onClick={this.handleSubmit} ></input>
    </div>
  );
}
} 

//output
//Your input value is: x

Hope it helps!!

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Thank you!!

answered Oct 8, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,880 points

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