Responding to user events is a crucial part of building interactive UIs. In React, you can pass event handlers as props to components to run code when events occur.
Let’s look at how to listen and react to common events in React:
Binding to Events
Pass an event handler function to a component to subscribe to events:
When the button is clicked,
handleClick will be called.
Inside an event handler, you can access the native browser event via
event contains properties like target to reference the DOM element.
You can listen to common events like:
And many more. Refer to React’s SyntheticEvent docs for the full list.
Event Handler Scope
Make sure handlers are properly scoped to access component props and state:
- Pass event handlers as props to listen for events
- Access the browser event object via
- Use common events like
- Bind component methods to avoid scoping issues
Mastering events allows building highly interactive React interfaces.