Access and Modify a DOM Node with the React useRef and useEffect Hooks

Kent C. Dodds
InstructorKent C. Dodds

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Published 4 years ago
Updated a year ago

To use VanillaTilt we need to get access to a div so that it can work its magic. To make this happen we'll learn about React's useRef and useEffect methods.

We'll cover:

  • Creating a reference to a DOM node with useRef
  • Making a callback function using useEffect
  • Using .init to assign VanillaTilt to that DOM node
  • Returning a cleanup function to avoid memory leaks
  • Initializing useEffect with a dependency list to prevent rerendering.
Isabella HU
Isabella HU
~ 3 years ago

hi, there is a problem with this video. it stuck at 00:11