Merges multiple refs objects or functions into one ref callback



use-merged-ref accepts any number of refs and returns a function that should be passed to the ref prop. Use this hook when you need to use more than one ref on a single dom node, for example, when you want to use use-click-outside and use-focus-trap hooks and also get a ref for yourself:

import { useRef } from 'react';
import {
} from '@mantine/hooks';

function Demo() {
  const myRef = useRef();
  const useClickOutsideRef = useClickOutside(() => {});
  const focusTrapRef = useFocusTrap();
  const mergedRef = useMergedRef(

  return <div ref={mergedRef} />;

mergeRefs function

use-merged-ref hooks memoizes refs with useCallback hook, but in some cases memoizing is not a valid strategy, for example, when you are working with a list of dynamic components React will complain that different number of hooks was called across two renders. To fix that issue, use mergeRefs function instead:

import { useRef } from 'react';
import { mergeRefs, useClickOutside } from '@mantine/hooks';

function Demo() {
  const myRef = useRef();
  const useClickOutsideRef = useClickOutside(() => {});
  const mergedRef = mergeRefs(myRef, useClickOutsideRef);
  return <div ref={mergedRef} />;

mergeRefs works the same way as use-merged-ref, but does not use hooks internally. Use it only when you cannot use use-merged-ref. Note that mergeRefs will not work correctly with use-focus-trap hook, you are required to use use-merged-ref with it.

assignRef function

assignRef function can be used to assign refs that are not memoized with useCallback. It is usually used to assign refs that do not reference elements:

import { useState } from 'react';
import { assignRef } from '@mantine/hooks';

interface NumberInputHandlers {
  increment: () => void;
  decrement: () => void;

interface DemoProps {
  handlersRef?: React.ForwardedRef<NumberInputHandlers | undefined>;

function Demo({ handlersRef }: DemoProps) {
  const [value, setValue] = useState(0);

  const increment = () => setValue((v) => v + 1);
  const decrement = () => setValue((v) => v - 1);

  assignRef(handlersRef, { increment, decrement });

  return (
      <button onClick={increment}>+</button>
      <button onClick={decrement}>-</button>

Set node type

import { useMergedRef } from '@mantine/hooks';

const ref = useMergedRef<HTMLDivElement>();


function useMergedRef<T = any>(
  ...refs: React.ForwardedRef<T>[]
): (node: T) => void;