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Edit ReactTooltip

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npm install react-tooltip


yarn add 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/dist/index.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 dark, 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} />, but see Security Note below.
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} />
delayUpdate data-delay-update Number <p data-tip="tooltip" data-delay-update='1000'></p> or <ReactTooltip delayUpdate={1000} /> Sets a delay in calling getContent if the tooltip is already shown and you mouse over another target
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
textColor data-text-color String e.g. red Popup text color
backgroundColor data-background-color String e.g. yellow Popup background color
borderColor data-border-color String e.g. green Popup border color - enabled by the border value
arrowColor data-arrow-color String e.g. #fff Popup arrow color - if not specified, will use the backgroundColor value
getContent null Func or Array (dataTip) => {}, [(dataTip) => {}, Interval] Generate the tip content dynamically
afterShow null Func (evt) => {} Function that will be called after tooltip show, with event that triggered show
afterHide null Func (evt) => {} Function that will be called after tooltip hide, with event that triggered hide
overridePosition null Func ({left:number, top: number}, currentEvent, currentTarget, node, place, desiredPlace, effect, offset) => ({left: number, top: number}) Function that will replace tooltip position with custom one
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
clickable null Bool true, false Enables tooltip to respond to mouse (or touch) events, default is false

Security Note

The html option allows a tooltip to directly display raw HTML. This is a security risk if any of that content is supplied by the user. Any user-supplied content must be sanitized, using a package like sanitize-html-react. We chose not to include sanitization after discovering it increased our package size too much - we don't want to penalize people who don't use the html option.

  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 ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'

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


Rebinding all tooltips


Show specific tooltip manually, for example:

import ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'

<p ref={ref => this.fooRef = ref} data-tip='tooltip'></p>
<button onClick={() => { ReactTooltip.show(this.fooRef) }}></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

2. 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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We welcome your contribution! Fork the repo, make some changes, submit a pull-request! Our [contributing](contributing.md) doc has some details.



*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the react-tooltip README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.