react tooltip component without currentTarget issue

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npm install react-tooltip


Using NPM
1 . Require react-tooltip after installation
import ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'

2 . Add data-tip = "your placeholder" to your element
<p data-tip="hello world">Tooltip</p>

3 . Include react-tooltip component
<ReactTooltip />

You can import node_modules/react-tooltip/standalone/react-tooltip.min.js into your page. Please make sure that you have already imported react and react-dom into your page.


  • The tooltip sets type: dark place: top effect: float as default attributes. You don't have to add these options if you don't want to change the defaults
  • The option you set on <ReactTooltip /> component will be implemented on every tooltip in a same page: <ReactTooltip effect="solid" />
  • The option you set on a specific element, for example: <a data-type="warning"></a> will only affect this specific tooltip

Check example: React-tooltip Test
Global|Specific |Type |Values | Description |:---|:---|:---|:---|:---- place | data-place | String | top, right, bottom, left | placement type | data-type | String | success, warning, error, info, light | theme effect| data-effect | String | float, solid | behaviour of tooltip event | data-event | String | e.g. click | custom event to trigger tooltip eventOff | data-event-off | String | e.g. click | custom event to hide tooltip (only makes effect after setting event attribute) globalEventOff | | String| e.g. click| global event to hide tooltip (global only) isCapture | data-iscapture | Bool | true, false | when set to true, custom event's propagation mode will be capture offset | data-offset | Object | top, right, bottom, left | data-offset="{'top': 10, 'left': 10}" for specific and offset={{top: 10, left: 10}} for global multiline | data-multiline | Bool | true, false | support <br>, <br /> to make multiline className | data-class | String | | extra custom class, can use !important to overwrite react-tooltip's default class html | data-html | Bool | true, false | <p data-tip="<p>HTML tooltip</p>" data-html={true}></p> or <ReactTooltip html={true} /> delayHide | data-delay-hide | Number | | <p data-tip="tooltip" data-delay-hide='1000'></p> or <ReactTooltip delayHide={1000} /> delayShow | data-delay-show | Number | | <p data-tip="tooltip" data-delay-show='1000'></p> or <ReactTooltip delayShow={1000} /> insecure | null | Bool | true, false | Whether to inject the style header into the page dynamically (violates CSP style-src but is a convenient default) border | data-border | Bool | true, false | Add one pixel white border getContent | null | Func or Array | () => {}, () => {}, Interval | Generate the tip content dynamically afterShow | null | Func | () => {} | Function that will be called after tooltip show afterHide | null | Func | () => {} | Function that will be called after tooltip hide disable | data-tip-disable | Bool | true, false | Disable the tooltip behaviour, default is false scrollHide | data-scroll-hide | Bool | true, false | Hide the tooltip when scrolling, default is true resizeHide | null | Bool | true, false | Hide the tooltip when resizing the window, default is true wrapper | null | String | div, span | Selecting the wrapper element of the react tooltip, default is div

Using react component as tooltip

Check the example React-tooltip Test
  1. data-tip is necessary, because <ReactTooltip /> finds the tooltip via this attribute
  2. data-for corresponds to the id of <ReactTooltip />
  3. When using react component as tooltip, you can have many <ReactTooltip /> in a page but they should have different ids

Static Methods


Hide the tooltip manually, the target is optional, if no target passed in, all existing tooltips will be hidden

import {findDOMNode} from 'react-dom'
import ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'

<p ref='foo' data-tip='tooltip'></p>
<button onClick={() => { ReactTooltip.hide(findDOMNode( }}></button>
<ReactTooltip />


Rebinding all tooltips

Show specific tooltip manually, for example:

import {findDOMNode} from 'react-dom'
import ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'

<p ref='foo' data-tip='tooltip'></p>
<button onClick={() => { }}></button>
<ReactTooltip />


  1. Using tooltip within the modal (e.g. react-modal)

The component was designed to set <ReactTooltip /> once and then use tooltip everywhere, but a lot of people get stuck when using this component in a modal. You can read the discussion here. To solve this problem:
  1. Place <ReactTooltip /> outside of the <Modal>
  2. Use ReactTooltip.rebuild() when opening the modal
  3. If your modal's z-index happens to be higher than the tooltip's, use the attribute className to custom your tooltip's z-index

>I suggest always putting <ReactTooltip /> in the Highest level or smart component of Redux, so you might need these static method to control tooltip's behaviour in some situations

  1. Hide tooltip when getContent returns undefined

When you set getContent={() => { return }} you will find the tooltip will display true. That's because React will set the value of data- to be 'true' automatically if there is no value to be set. So you have to set data-tip='' in this situation.
<p data-tip='' data-for='test'></p>
<ReactTooltip id='test' getContent={() => { return null }}/>

Same for empty children, if you don't want show the tooltip when the children is empty
<p data-tip='' data-for='test'></p>
<ReactTooltip id='test'>{}</ReactTooltip>


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