React Tether

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React wrapper around Tether from Hub Spot.


npm install react-tether --save

bower install react-tether --save

Example Usage

import TetherComponent from 'react-tether';

class SimpleDemo extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    this.state = {
      isOpen: false,

  render() {
    const { isOpen } = this.state;

    return (
        attachment="top center"
            to: 'scrollParent',
            attachment: 'together',
        {/* First child: This is what the item will be tethered to */}
          onClick={() => {
            this.setState({ isOpen: !isOpen });
          Toggle Tethered Content
        {/* Second child: If present, this item will be tethered to the the first child */}
        {isOpen && (
            <h2>Tethered Content</h2>
            <p>A paragraph to accompany the title.</p>


children: PropTypes.node.isRequired (2 Max)

The first child is used as the Tether's target and the second child (which is optional) is used as Tether's element that will be moved.

renderElementTag: PropTypes.string

The tag that is used to render the Tether element, defaults to div.

renderElementTo: PropTypes.string

Where in the DOM the Tether element is appended. Passes in any valid selector to document.querySelector. Defaults to document.body.

Tether requires this element to be position: static;, otherwise it will default to document.body. See this example for more information.

Tether Options:

Any valid Tether options.

Imperative API

The following methods are exposed on the component instance:

  • getTetherInstance(): Tether
  • disable(): void
  • enable(): void
  • on(event: string, handler: function, ctx: any): void
  • once(event: string, handler: function, ctx: any): void
  • off(event: string, handler: function): void
  • position(): void

Example usage:

<TetherComponent ref={tether => this.tether = tether}>
  <Element onResize={() => this.tether && this.tether.position()}

Run Example

clone repo

git clone [email protected]:danreeves/react-tether.git

move into folder

cd ~/react-tether

install dependencies

npm install

run dev mode

npm run demo

open your browser and visit: http://localhost:1234/