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Auto-focus input field in #reactjs after render

If you have a react input field that you want to focus as soon as it is rendered use the autoFocus (case sensitive) attribute:

render() {
  if (this.showPreview) {
    return <div>{this.preview()}</div>;
  } else {
    return <textarea autofocus />;

When the condition in the above example becomes falsey the textarea will be rendered and focused.

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