React - add onClick to div

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In this article, we would like to show you how to handle a mouse click event on div element in React.

Below example uses:

  • React.useState() hook to store color.
  • onClick property to handle the event.

Practical example:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

// Note: Uncomment import lines while working with JSX Compiler.
// import React from 'react';
// import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

const App = () => {
  const [color, setColor] = React.useState('yellow');
  const handleClick= () => {
    setColor(color === 'yellow' ? 'orange' : 'yellow');
  return (
    <div style={{ background: color }} onClick={handleClick}>
      Click me to change my color.
const root = document.querySelector('#root');
ReactDOM.render(<App/>, root );

Note: go to this article to see class component version. 

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