2.0.1 • Public • Published

    React Inline Edit Kit

    An assortment of common HTML form elements, editable in-line the React way.

    Try out the demo and see what it looks like.


    npm install @attently/riek --save-dev


    yarn add @attently/riek --dev

    Use --save-dev because you don't want to build and pack JS/CSS in production


    Import the library:

    import { RIEToggle, RIEInput, RIETextArea, RIENumber, RIETags, RIESelect } from '@attently/riek'
    import _ from 'lodash'

    Suppose we want to be able to edit title of a Task and send changes to server. Here is a Task stored flat inside of our parent React component:

    this.state = {
      id: 1,
      title: 'Cover with tests',
      completed: false

    Now we need a function which will send the single altered { key: value } and upsert local state. You can implement it inside of your flux/redux/mobx store:

    const httpTaskCallback = (task) => {
        .end((err, res) => {
          if (!err) return this.setState({ ...task })
          // Handle HTTP error

    Meanwhile, there is a simple Express handler on our API server:

    app.use('/api/task/:id', async (req, res) => {
      // req.body will equal to { title: 'A new title' }
      const { id } = req.params
      await Task.update({ ...req.body }).where({ id })

    Finally, in our render method, we add a minimal RIEInput:

      validate={_.isString} />

    ...repeat the last step, adding a Riek component for any object property we wish to edit.

    Components come unstyled, so take a look at demo.jsx for examples.

    Common props


    • value: initial prop value
    • propName: name of the prop to return to the change function
    • change: function which will receive a plain object with a single key, provided in propName


    • editing: editing state, to change editing state programmatically
    • validate: validator function, returning a boolean
    • shouldBlockWhileLoading: disables editing until a new value is confirmed by parent
    • shouldRemainWhileInvalid: remain in editing mode if validation fails
    • shouldStartEditOnDoubleClick: start editing mode on click if false or on double click if true, default : false
    • defaultProps: Additional props for idle component.


    • classLoading: CSS class name to use when loading
    • classEditing: CSS class name to apply while in editing mode
    • classInvalid: CSS class name to apply when validate returned false
    • className: CSS base class
    • editProps: Additional props for the editing component. This allows you to, for example, specify a maxLength attribute to control the maximum number of characters in the textarea, or add style.
    • selectAll: Default true. When editing, select all the input's contents if true, otherwise simply focus()


    • beforeStart: Fires before editing starts
    • afterStart: Fires after editing starts
    • beforeFinish: Fires before editing ends, before validations
    • afterFinish: Fires after editing ends, after validations

    Component-specific props


    • format: custom formatting function, returns formatted string


    • rows: rows property on textarea tag while editing
    • cols: rows property on textarea tag while editing


    • options: an array of objects containing values and text for select options
    <RIESelect ... options={[
      {id: '1', text: 'one'},
      {id: '2', text: 'two'},
      {id: '3', text: 'three'}
    ]} />


    The build process does not work with Node v6 at the moment: use Node Version Manager, or just plain Node v5.6.0.

    1. Clone this repo locally, run npm i
    2. Make your changes
    3. Do npm run build to compile the lib and demo
    4. Open index.html and check if it works
    5. Open JS console in browser, set localStorage.debug = '*' to see debug messages, add more if necessary
    6. ???
    7. Submit a pull request


    npm i @attently/riek

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