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How to programmatically trigger click event in React?

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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:


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