react-country-selector

A pretty cool country selector using TailwindCSS and Framer Motion.

Requirements

This project makes use of a few dependencies!

Using it

After you have placed the component, types and list of countries in their desired location (and fixed the imports 😉).
You will need to pass down a few props!

Forwardref

As you can see, this component makes use of a forwardref, we use this to close the element when someone clicks outside of the selector.
Create a new ref for your selector like this

const myRef = React.createRef<HTMLDivElement>();

State variables

You will need two state variables

  • One to store if the selector is open or not
  • One for the selected value

Everything together

import { COUNTRIES } from './countries';
import { CountrySelector } from './selector';

const myPage = () => {
  const myRef = React.createRef<HTMLDivElement>();

  const [isOpen, setIsOpen] = useState(false);
  // Default this to a country's code to preselect it
  const [country, setCountry] = useState('AF');

  return (
    <CountrySelector
      id={'countries'}
      ref={myRef}
      open={isOpen}
      onToggle={() => setIsOpen(!isOpen)}
      onChange={val => setCountry(val)}
      // We use this type assertion because we are always sure this find will return a value but need to let TS know since it could technically return null
      selectedValue={COUNTRIES.find(option => option.value === country) as SelectMenuOption} 
    />
  );
}

FAQ

Why is this not installable with npm or yarn?

I decided to create my own selector because I needed flexibility. While the installable components may offer you a selector, most likely you can not style it or decide which countries to show.

By offering you all components you are able to make this selector your own. Prefer to use HeadlessUI over Framer Motion? No problem, you can easily refactor it to suit your needs. :)

Can I add or remove countries?

Yes! The menu is filled with all countries specified in countries.ts. If you add or remove options, they will be removed from the selector as well.