For the complete example, see the GitHub repository here.

We use the react-select package to create a dropdown that loads a set of options through a variable (or through an API) and initiates an onChange function call (which in this case exists in the parent component, thus: props.onChange. Here is the code in our DropdownListComponent1.tsx file:

import React, { useEffect, useState } from 'react';
import Select from 'react-select';
import configData from "../service/config.json"
import axios from 'axios';
export default function Dropdown1(props:any) {
    const [selectedOption, setSelectedOption] = useState(null);
    const updateClusterId = (e:any) => {
        //console.log("setClusterId to: " +
        //console.log("setClusterId to: " + JSON.stringify(e))
    let listOfClusters1 = [
        {value:1, label:"cluster 1"}
    let listOfClusters: any = []
    //useEffect(()=> { //not needed -- bug. The list gets double the items    
    //This works, loading the list from an API response:
    /*axios.get(configData.API_URL+"clusters", {
        withCredentials: true
    }).then(response=> {
        console.log(> {
            listOfClusters.push({, label:item.title, verksamheter_och_omrade:item.verksamheter_och_omrade})
    listOfClusters.push({value:"1", label:"Toaster", verksamheter_och_omrade:"specialized name 1"})
    listOfClusters.push({value:"2", label:"Calendar", verksamheter_och_omrade:"specialized name 2"})
    listOfClusters.push({value:"3", label:"Date Picker", verksamheter_och_omrade:"specialized name 3"})
    listOfClusters.push({value:"4", label:"Custom Date Functions", verksamheter_och_omrade:"specialized name 4"})
    listOfClusters.push({value:"5", label:"Content Editables", verksamheter_och_omrade:"specialized name 5"})

    //}, [])

                    control: (baseStyles, state) => ({
                      fontSize: '18px',
                      width: '250px',
                      borderColor: state.isFocused ? 'grey' : 'green',
                    option: (styles, {data, isDisabled, isFocused, isSelected}) => {                        
                        return {



Now that our dropdown list component is ready, we can call it in our parent component and set an onChange function there as well which will handle the list selection change. The following will be in our parent component:

  function handleListChange(e:any) {
    //set the cluster id for the entry
    console.log("set details according to: " + JSON.stringify(e))

And we include the component call in the parent app:

              <Dropdown1 onChange={handleListChange} />

The result will be a select menu that shows the items we have defined, along side an onChange function call. The above image shows how the select menu will look like.

For the complete example, see the GitHub repository here.

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