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Simple React hook to create a HTML5-compliant drag'n'drop zone for files.

Documentation and examples at https://react-dropzone.js.org. Source code at https://github.com/react-dropzone/react-dropzone/.


Install it from npm and include it in your React build process (using Webpack, Browserify, etc).

npm install --save react-dropzone


yarn add react-dropzone


You can either use the hook:

```jsx static import React, {useCallback} from 'react' import {useDropzone} from 'react-dropzone'

function MyDropzone() { const onDrop = useCallback(acceptedFiles => { // Do something with the files }, []) const {getRootProps, getInputProps, isDragActive} = useDropzone({onDrop})

return ( { isDragActive ? Drop the files here ... : Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files } ) }

**IMPORTANT**: Under the hood, this lib makes use of [hooks](https://reactjs.org/docs/hooks-intro.html), therefore, using it requires React `>= 16.8`.

Or the wrapper component for the hook:
```jsx static
import React from 'react'
import Dropzone from 'react-dropzone'

<Dropzone onDrop={acceptedFiles => console.log(acceptedFiles)}>
  {({getRootProps, getInputProps}) => (
      <div {...getRootProps()}>
        <input {...getInputProps()} />
        <p>Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files</p>

Warning: On most recent browsers versions, the files given by onDrop won't have properties path or fullPath, see this SO question and this issue.

Furthermore, if you want to access file contents you have to use the FileReader API:

```jsx static import React, {useCallback} from 'react' import {useDropzone} from 'react-dropzone'

function MyDropzone() { const onDrop = useCallback((acceptedFiles) => { acceptedFiles.forEach((file) => { const reader = new FileReader()

  reader.onabort = () => console.log('file reading was aborted')
  reader.onerror = () => console.log('file reading has failed')
  reader.onload = () => {
  // Do whatever you want with the file contents
    const binaryStr = reader.result

}, []) const {getRootProps, getInputProps} = useDropzone({onDrop})

return ( Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files ) }

## Dropzone Props Getters

The dropzone property getters are just two functions that return objects with properties which you need to use to create the drag 'n' drop zone.
The root properties can be applied to whatever element you want, whereas the input properties must be applied to an `<input>`:
```jsx static
import React from 'react'
import {useDropzone} from 'react-dropzone'

function MyDropzone() {
  const {getRootProps, getInputProps} = useDropzone()

  return (
    <div {...getRootProps()}>
      <input {...getInputProps()} />
      <p>Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files</p>

Note that whatever other props you want to add to the element where the props from getRootProps() are set, you should always pass them through that function rather than applying them on the element itself. This is in order to avoid your props being overridden (or overriding the props returned by getRootProps()): ```jsx static console.log(event) })} />

In the example above, the provided `{onClick}` handler will be invoked before the internal one, therefore, internal callbacks can be prevented by simply using [stopPropagation](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Event/stopPropagation).
See [Events](https://react-dropzone.js.org#events) for more examples.

*Important*: if you ommit rendering an `<input>` and/or binding the props from `getInputProps()`, opening a file dialog will not be possible.

## Refs

Both `getRootProps` and `getInputProps` accept a custom `refKey` (defaults to `ref`) as one of the attributes passed down in the parameter.

This can be useful when the element you're trying to apply the props from either one of those fns does not expose a reference to the element, e.g.:

```jsx static
import React from 'react'
import {useDropzone} from 'react-dropzone'
// NOTE: After v4.0.0, styled components exposes a ref using forwardRef,
// therefore, no need for using innerRef as refKey
import styled from 'styled-components'

const StyledDiv = styled.div`
  // Some styling here
function Example() {
  const {getRootProps, getInputProps} = useDropzone()
  <StyledDiv {...getRootProps({ refKey: 'innerRef' })}>
    <input {...getInputProps()} />
    <p>Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files</p>

If you're working with Material UI and would like to apply the root props on some component that does not expose a ref, use RootRef:

```jsx static import React from 'react' import {useDropzone} from 'react-dropzone' import RootRef from '@material-ui/core/RootRef'

function PaperDropzone() { const {getRootProps, getInputProps} = useDropzone() const {ref, ...rootProps} = getRootProps()

Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files }

*Important*: do not set the `ref` prop on the elements where `getRootProps()`/`getInputProps()` props are set, instead, get the refs from the hook itself:

```jsx static
import React from 'react'
import {useDropzone} from 'react-dropzone'

function Refs() {
  const {
    rootRef, // Ref to the `<div>`
    inputRef // Ref to the `<input>`
  } = useDropzone()
  <div {...getRootProps()}>
    <input {...getInputProps()} />
    <p>Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files</p>

If you're using the <Dropzone> component, though, you can set the ref prop on the component itself which will expose the {open} prop that can be used to open the file dialog programmatically:

```jsx static import React, {createRef} from 'react' import Dropzone from 'react-dropzone'

const dropzoneRef = createRef()

{({getRootProps, getInputProps}) => ( Drag 'n' drop some files here, or click to select files )}


## Testing

*Important*: `react-dropzone` makes some of its drag 'n' drop callbacks asynchronous to enable promise based `getFilesFromEvent()` functions. In order to test components that use this library, you may want to use the [react-testing-library](https://github.com/testing-library/react-testing-library):
```js static
import React from 'react'
import Dropzone from 'react-dropzone'
import { act, fireEvent, render, waitFor } from '@testing-library/react'

test('invoke onDragEnter when dragenter event occurs', async () => {
  const file = new File([
    JSON.stringify({ping: true})
  ], 'ping.json', { type: 'application/json' })
  const data = mockData([file])
  const onDragEnter = jest.fn()

  const ui = (
    <Dropzone onDragEnter={onDragEnter}>
      {({ getRootProps, getInputProps }) => (
        <div {...getRootProps()}>
          <input {...getInputProps()} />
  const { container, rerender } = render(ui)
  const dropzone = container.querySelector('div')

  dispatchEvt(dropzone, 'dragenter', data)
  await flushPromises(rerender, ui)


async function flushPromises(rerender, ui) {
  await act(() => waitFor(() => rerender(ui)))

function dispatchEvt(node, type, data) {
  const event = new Event(type, { bubbles: true })
  Object.assign(event, data)
  fireEvent(node, event)

function mockData(files) {
  return {
    dataTransfer: {
      items: files.map(file => ({
        kind: 'file',
        type: file.type,
        getAsFile: () => file
      types: ['Files']

Note: using Enzyme for testing is not supported at the moment, see #2011.

More examples for this can be found in react-dropzones own test suites.

Need image editing?

React Dropzone integrates perfectly with Doka Image Editor, creating a modern image editing experience. Doka supports crop aspect ratios, resizing, rotating, cropping, annotating, filtering, and much more.

Checkout the integration example.

Supported Browsers

We use browserslist config to state the browser support for this lib, so check it out on browserslist.dev.



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