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Discussion on: Simplify controlled components with React hooks

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Mike Dodge

OK, nevermind, figured it out! :) I wasn't initializing my state variables correctly. But I think in order to be able to set it from a different component, I will need to have that value attribute set to a state value.

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Stanley Jovel Author

Awesome 😃

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I think the confusion comes from the fact that setting onChange in itself doesn't make the input controlled unless you are setting value as well.

And you are right, the controlled component value needs to be initialized so the input state should be initialized first: const [input, setInput] = useState({ username: "", password: "" }). These initial values could be passed into the custom hook too.

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Chandra Prakash Tiwari

this worked. Thanks Orsi :)