Getting DOM node from React child element

Posted by Jessica Taylor | Updated on

Getting DOM node from React child element. this.props.children should either be a ReactElement or an array of ReactElement, but not components.

To get the DOM nodes of the children elements, you need to clone them and assign them a new ref.

You can then access the child components via this.refs[childIdx], and retrieve their DOM nodes via ReactDOM.findDOMNode(this.refs[childIdx]).

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