Topic: Chip Input handleClose property is not working

Venky free asked 5 years ago

Expected behavior

When click on the close (x) icon the chip has to be hidden

Actual behavior

When click on the close (x) icon, no actions are getting triggered. Please find the below code snippet, in that scenario when click on the close icon it should trigger the myCloseFunction method and display the alert with the given message, but the event is not even triggered, we've tried with binding (this.myCloseFunction = this.myCloseFunction.bind(this);) the event as well, but no luck

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.)

<MDBChipsInput handleClose={() => this.myCloseFunction()} />

myCloseFunction = () => {
    alert("close function triggered...");

Please let me know for any further information

Thanks :)

mark-steven-au premium answered 4 years ago

Hi Konrad

2 things

Looking for "chips" MDB website/React left hand search function search for chips nothing comes up. I knew it was available so looked through MDB react online example from there I managed to get back to where it is on the site which is under badges but you might want to update for the next person to find it.

second question is it possible to make the "chips" not rounded? Eg rectangle? I could not find anything in the API but thought it might be possible.

If not is it possible to add a small square picture to "badges" like what is possible in "chips"?

thanks Mark

Piotr Glejzer staff commented 4 years ago

if you don't want to have rounded chips you have to add your styles to do that. Possible is everything that you can find in an API. If you want something I can add to the list. ( yes I know this is a another list for another component but we don't make a release now so if you have some advice let me know )

Konrad Stępień staff answered 4 years ago

Hi @Venky

I made code for you and my code print in the console:

  1. Deleted element
  2. Deleted indexOf element
  3. Print my array with active chips

Please check code and tell me if you need more methods. Also please update MDBreact to 4.19.2 version.

We probably will add these methods to the component, but if you need it for this time you have to use my code.

Best regards, Konrad.

import React from 'react';
import { MDBChipsInput } from 'mdbreact';

class ChipsInputPage extends React.Component {
  state = {
    chips: ['chip1', 'chip2']

  handleAdd = e => {
    if (e.charCode === 13) {
      let chipsArr = [...this.state.chips,];
      this.setState({ chips: chipsArr }, () => {
        console.log('My chips:', this.state.chips);

  handleRemove = chip => {
    let chipsArr = this.state.chips;
    console.log('Removed:', `"${chip}"`, 'ID:', chipsArr.indexOf(chip));
    chipsArr = chipsArr.filter(element => element !== chip);
    this.setState({ chips: chipsArr }, () => {
      console.log('My chips:', this.state.chips);

  render() {
    return (
      <div style={{ margin: '150px' }}>
          secondaryPlaceholder='Enter a tag'
export default ChipsInputPage;

Venky free commented 4 years ago


Thanks for the solution. BTW we've up to date on mdbreact (v4.19.2) :) We are awaiting for the next release

Thanks :)

Konrad Stępień staff commented 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your feedback! I will make it in the next release (30 September). If there is anything else I could do for you do not hesitate to ask me. I'll be happy to help you.

Best Regards, Konrad.

Venky free answered 4 years ago


Expected Behavior

  1. Populate the predefined tags on user type in the chip input.
  2. A method to get the added chips' text in an array format, for example Tag1, Tag2 are added in chip input, then there should be a method to get the text of those added tags in an array something like this ["Tag1", "Tag2", ......].
  3. There is a way to identify which chip got deleted, something like index of the deleted chip.
  4. And the same deleted chip's text has to be removed from the text array, for example... I've added 3 chips, let's say Tag1, Tag2, Tag3, so if I remove Tag2, then the get added chips method should return ["Tag1", "Tag3"].

Actual Behavior

  1. MDBChipsInput's handleClose method is not working.
  2. Not able to identify the index of the deleted chip.
  3. Not able to get added texts or deleted ids.

Please let me know for any clarifications on the same.

Thanks :)

Konrad Stępień staff answered 5 years ago

Hi @Venky,

Thank you for report this bug!

I will add the issue to our ToDo list and we try to fix it in the near future :)

Best, Konrad.

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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Free
  • Premium support: No
  • Technology: MDB React
  • MDB Version: 4.18.0
  • Device: Any
  • Browser: Any
  • OS: Any
  • Provided sample code: Yes
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