Overview

Draft.js is a framework for building rich text editors in React, powered by an immutable model and abstracting over cross-browser differences.

Draft.js makes it easy to build any type of rich text input, whether you're just looking to support a few inline text styles or building a complex text editor for composing long-form articles.

Draft.js was introduced at React.js Conf in February 2016.

Installation #

Currently Draft.js is distributed via npm. It depends on React and React DOM which must also be installed.

npm install --save draft-js react react-dom

Usage #

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {Editor, EditorState} from 'draft-js';

class MyEditor extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    super(props);
    this.state = {editorState: EditorState.createEmpty()};
    this.onChange = (editorState) => this.setState({editorState});
  }
  render() {
    return (
        <Editor editorState={this.state.editorState} onChange={this.onChange} />
    );
  }
}

ReactDOM.render(
  <MyEditor />,
  document.getElementById('container')
);

Because Draft.js supports unicode, you must have the following meta tag in the <head></head> block of your HTML file:

<meta charset="utf-8" />

Next, let's go into the basics of the API and learn what else you can do with Draft.js.