The useRef Hook and How To Use It Safely - React Hooks 101 Series Part 4 of 6
We are continuing the tutorial series on React Hooks . Join Paige in today's tutorial as she teaches you all about the useRef hook, how it works, and how to use it in your own React apps. React refs help you imperatively modify the DOM outside the normal flow of component rendering. Here are some example scenarios: Since refs have often been thought of as an escape hatch that indicates that state should be managed elsewhere in the component hierarchy, there are a lot of questions about how to use them correctly. In this detailed but beginner-friendly guide, Paige goes over the nuances of using refs and the useRef React Hook properly so that you can confidently manage DOM elements directly in React. Get started with the useRef hook tutorial here. Up next in our tutorial series, Paige has more on how to use React's built-in Hooks, and how to create your own.