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react tooltip component


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npm install 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 . Including react-tooltip component

<ReactTooltip />


You can import node_modules/react-tooltip/standalone/react-tooltip.min.js into your page, please make sure that you have already imported react and react-dom into your page.



  • The tooltip is using type: dark place: top effect: float as default attribute, you don't have to add these options if you don't want to change default
  • 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 specific element, for example: <a data-type="warning"></a> will only make effect on 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 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} />
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} />
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
getContent null Func or Array () => {}, [() => {}, Interval] Generate the tip content dynamically
afterShow null Func () => {} Function that will be called after tooltip show
afterHide null Func () => {} Function that will be called after tooltip hide
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

Using react component as tooltip

Check the example React-tooltip Test

  1. data-tip is necessary, because <ReactTooltip /> find tooltip via this attribute
  2. data-for correspond 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 id

Static Methods


Hide the tooltip manually, the target is optional, if no target passed in, all exitent tooltip will be hiden

import {findDOMNode} from 'react-dom'
import ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'
<p ref='foo' data-tip='tooltip'></p>
<button onClick={() => { ReactTooltip.hide(findDOMNode( }}></button>
<ReactTooltip />


Rebinding all tooltips

Show specific tooltip manually, for example:

import {findDOMNode} from 'react-dom'
import ReactTooltip from 'react-tooltip'
<p ref='foo' data-tip='tooltip'></p>
<button onClick={() => { }}></button>
<ReactTooltip />

Trouble Shooting

1. Using tooltip within the modal (e.g. react-modal)

The component was designed to set a <Reactooltip /> one place then use tooltip everywhere, but a lot of people stuck in using this component with modal, you can check the discussion here, the summarization of solving the problem is as following:

  1. Put <ReactTooltip /> out of the <Modal>
  2. Use ReactTooltip.rebuild() when opening the modal
  3. If your modal's z-index happens to higher than the tooltip, use the attribute className to custom your tooltip's z-index

I suggest always put <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 dispaly 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 situaction.

<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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