Zach Templeton Zach Templeton - 1 month ago 14
React JSX Question

React - Preventing Form Submission

I've been experimenting with React. In my experiement, I'm using the Reactstrap framework.When I click a button, I've noticed that the HTML form submits. Is there a way to prevent form submission when a button is clicked?

I've recreated my issue here. My form is pretty basic and looks like this:

<Form>
<h3>Buttons</h3>
<p>
<Button color="primary" onClick={this.onTestClick}>primary</Button>&nbsp;
</p>
</Form>


What am I missing?

Answer

I think it's first worth noting that without javascript (plain html), the form element submits when clicking either the <input type="submit" value="submit form"> or <button>submits form too</button>. In javascript you can prevent that by using an event handler and calling e.preventDefault() on button click, or form submit. e is the event object passed into the event handler. With react, the two relevant event handlers are available via the form as onSubmit, and the other on the button via onClick.

Example: http://jsbin.com/vowuley/edit?html,js,console,output

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