Input Reset in React

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by Abdul Rawoof A R dot icon Updated: Feb 20, 2023

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To reset the input value given by the user in React, we have to make the input state empty when the user clicks on the button, and that's how we can reset or clear the input value given to the user in React. 

The values of the input fields are saved in state variables in React. We can reset the input value after submitting a form or application in React by setting the form element's onSubmit property and setting the state variable to an empty string when the user presses the submit button. The reset() method is used to restore a form element's default values and it does the same thing as clicking the form's <input type = "reset"> controls. If a form such as a reset button in the function has a name or id of reset, it will mask the form's reset method, and it does not reset other attributes in the input. To use reset props in React, we must provide a unique key prop to the component we want to reset. 

To Reset input fields in React, 

  1. Use the "target" property and "onfocus" event. 
  2. Then "onClick" event and "document.getElementById()" methods. 
  3. Finally, the "reset()" method. 

Here is an example of how to implement Reset input in React:

Fig : Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE.


In this solution we're using React library.


Follow the steps carefully to get the output easily.

  1. Install the Node.js and React on your IDE(preferable Visual Studio Code).
  2. Create React Application using npx create-react-app foldername.
  3. cd foldername.
  4. Open the folder in IDE.
  5. Copy the code using "copy" button above and paste it in index.js file(remove the earlier code from index.js) then paste the script tag in index.html file.
  6. Import React and ReactDOM in index.js file.
  7. Open the terminal from IDE.
  8. npm start to run the file.

I hope you found this useful. I have added the link to dependent libraries, version information in the following sections.

I found this code snippet by searching for 'how to reset input in react' in kandi. You can try any such use case!

Environment Tested

I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.

  1. The solution is created in Visual Studio Code 1.73.1.
  2. The solution is tested on node v18.12.1 and npm v8.19.2.
  3. React version-18.2.0.

Using this solution, we are able to reset inputs in React with simple steps. This process also facilities an easy way to use, hassle-free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us to reset inputs in React.

Dependent Library

reactby facebook

JavaScript doticonstar image 209050 doticonVersion:v18.2.0doticon
License: Permissive (MIT)

The library for web and native user interfaces


            reactby facebook

            JavaScript doticon star image 209050 doticonVersion:v18.2.0doticon License: Permissive (MIT)

            The library for web and native user interfaces

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