Ethan Hughes

Ethan Hughes


A Simple React Tree Menu Component

React Simple Tree Menu

Inspired by Downshift, a simple, data-driven, light-weight React Tree Menu component that:

  • does not depend on any UI framework
  • fully customizable with render props and control props
  • allows search
  • supports keyboard browsing

Check Storybook Demo.


Install with the following command in your React app:

npm i react-simple-tree-menu
// or
yarn add react-simple-tree-menu

To generate a TreeMenu, you need to provide data in the following structure.

// as an array
const treeData = [
    key: 'first-level-node-1',
    label: 'Node 1 at the first level',
    ..., // any other props you need, e.g. url
    nodes: [
        key: 'second-level-node-1',
        label: 'Node 1 at the second level',
        nodes: [
            key: 'third-level-node-1',
            label: 'Last node of the branch',
            nodes: [] // you can remove the nodes property or leave it as an empty array
    key: 'first-level-node-2',
    label: 'Node 2 at the first level',
// or as an object
const treeData = {
  'first-level-node-1': {               // key
    label: 'Node 1 at the first level',
    index: 0, // decide the rendering order on the same level
    ...,      // any other props you need, e.g. url
    nodes: {
      'second-level-node-1': {
        label: 'Node 1 at the second level',
        index: 0,
        nodes: {
          'third-level-node-1': {
            label: 'Node 1 at the third level',
            index: 0,
            nodes: {} // you can remove the nodes property or leave it as an empty array
  'first-level-node-2': {
    label: 'Node 2 at the first level',
    index: 1,

And then import TreeMenu and use it. By default you only need to provide data. You can have more control over the behaviors of the components using the provided API.

import TreeMenu from 'react-simple-tree-menu';
// import default minimal styling or your own styling
import '../node_modules/react-simple-tree-menu/dist/main.css';
// Use the default minimal UI
<TreeMenu data={treeData} />

// Use any third-party UI framework
  onClickItem={({ key, label, ...props }) => {
    this.navigate(props.url); // user defined prop
  initialActiveKey='first-level-node-1/second-level-node-1' // the path to the active node
    {({ search, items }) => (
          <Input onChange={e => search(} placeholder="Type and search" />
            { => (
              // You might need to wrap the third-party component to consume the props
              // check the story as an example
              <ListItem {...props} />

If you want to extend the minial UI components, they are exported at your disposal.

// you can import and extend the default minial UI
import TreeMenu, { defaultChildren, ItemComponent } from 'react-simple-tree-menu';

// add custom styling to the list item
<TreeMenu data={treeData}>
    {({ search, items }) => (
            {{key, ...props}) => (
              <ItemComponent key={key} {...props} />

// add a button to do resetOpenNodes
<TreeMenu data={treeData}>
    {({ search, items, resetOpenNodes }) => (
        <button onClick={resetOpenNodes} />
        {defaultChildren({search, items})}

Keyboard browsing

When the tree menu is focused, you can use your keyboard to browse the tree.

  • UP: move the focus onto the previous node
  • DOWN: move the focus onto the next node
  • LEFT: close the current node if it has children and it is open; otherwise move the focus to the parent node
  • RIGHT: open the current node if it has children
  • ENTER: fire onClick function and set activeKey to current node

Note the difference between the state active and focused. ENTER is equivalent to the onClick event, but focus does not fire onClick.



props description type default
data Data that defines the structure of the tree. You can nest it as many levels as you want, but note that it might cause performance issue. {[string]:TreeNode} TreeNodeInArray[]
activeKey the node matching this key will be active. Note that you need to provide the complete path (e.g. node-level-1/node-level-2/target-node). string ‘’
focusKey the node matching this key will be focused. Note that you need to provide the complete path (e.g. node-level-1/node-level-2/target-node) string ‘’
initialActiveKey set initial state of activeKey. Note that you need to provide the complete path (e.g. node-level-1/node-level-2/target-node). string -
initialFocusKey set initial state of focusKey. Note that you need to provide the complete path (e.g. node-level-1/node-level-2/target-node). string -
onClickItem A callback function that defines the behavior when user clicks on an node (Item): void console.warn
debounceTime debounce time for searching number 125
openNodes you can pass an array of node names to control the open state of certain branches string[] -
initialOpenNodes you can pass an array of node names to set some branches open as initial state string[] -
locale you can provide a function that converts label into string ({label, …other}) => string ({label}) => label
hasSearch Set to false then children will not have the prop search boolean true
matchSearch you can define your own search function ({label, searchTerm, …other}) => boolean ({label, searchTerm}) => isVisible
disableKeyboard Disable keyboard navigation boolean false
children a render props that provdes two props: search, items and resetOpenNodes (ChildrenProps) => React.ReactNode -


props description type default
label the rendered text of a Node string ‘’
index a number that defines the rendering order of this node on the same level; this is not needed if data is TreeNode[] number -
nodes a node without this property means that it is the last child of its branch {[string]:TreeNode} TreeNode[]
…other User defined props any -


props description type default
key Node name string -
label the rendered text of a Node string ‘’
nodes a node without this property means that it is the last child of its branch {[string]:TreeNode} TreeNode[]
…other User defined props any -


props description type default
hasNodes if a TreeNode is the last node of its branch boolean false
isOpen if it is showing its children boolean false
level the level of the current node (root is zero) number 0
key key of a TreeNode string -
label TreeNode label string -
…other User defined props any -


props description type default
search A function that takes a string to filter the label of the item (only available if hasSearch is true) (value: string) => void -
searchTerm the search term that is currently applied (only available if hasSearch is true) string -
items An array of TreeMenuItem TreeMenuItem[] []
resetOpenNodes A function that resets the openNodes, by default it will close all nodes. activeKey is an optional parameter that will highlight the node at the given path. focusKey is also an optional parameter that will set the focus (for keyboard control) to the given path. Both activeKey/focusKey must be provided with the complete path (e.g. node-level-1/node-level-2/target-node). activeKey will not highlight any nodes if not provided. focusKey will default to activeKey if not provided. (openNodes: string[], activeKey?: string, focusKey?: string) => void [],‘’,‘’


props description type default
hasNodes if a TreeNode is the last node of its branch boolean false
isOpen if it is showing its children boolean false
openNodes an array of all the open node names string[] -
level the level of the current node (root is zero) number 0
key key of a TreeNode string -
parent key of the parent node string -
searchTerm user provided search term string -
label TreeNode label string -
active if current node is being selected boolean -
focused if current node is being focused boolean -
onClick a callback function that is run when the node is clicked Function -
toggleNode a function that toggles the node (only availavble if it has children) Function -
…other User defined props {[string]: any} -

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A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
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Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Following is an example of Options Menu:

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As we start learning new technologies we want to start building something or work on a simple project to get a better understanding of the technology. So, let’s build this simple app.
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What is React.js?

Facebook built and maintains React.js, an open-source JavaScript library for designing development tools. React.js is used to create single-page applications (SPAs) that can be used in conjunction with React Native to develop native cross-platform apps.

React vs React Native

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  • React Native is designed to create native mobile apps that are distinct from those created in Objective-C or Java. React, on the other hand, can be used to develop web apps, hybrid and mobile & desktop applications.
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What is the Average React Developer Salary?

In the United States, the average React developer salary is $94,205 a year, or $30-$48 per hour, This is one of the highest among JavaScript developers. The starting salary for junior React.js developers is $60,510 per year, rising to $112,480 for senior roles.

* React.js Developer Salary by Country

  • United States- $120,000
  • Canada - $110,000
  • United Kingdom - $71,820
  • The Netherlands $49,095
  • Spain - $35,423.00
  • France - $44,284
  • Ukraine - $28,990
  • India - $9,843
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In context of software developer wage rates, the United States continues to lead. In high-tech cities like San Francisco and New York, average React developer salaries will hit $98K and $114per year, overall.

However, the need for React.js and React Native developer is outpacing local labour markets. As a result, many businesses have difficulty locating and recruiting them locally.

It’s no surprise that for US and European companies looking for professional and budget engineers, offshore regions like India are becoming especially interesting. This area has a large number of app development companies, a good rate with quality, and a good pool of React.js front-end developers.

As per Linkedin, the country’s IT industry employs over a million React specialists. Furthermore, for the same or less money than hiring a React.js programmer locally, you may recruit someone with much expertise and a broader technical stack.

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React is scalable. it utilises a single language, For server-client side, and mobile platform.

React is steady.React.js is completely adaptable, which means it seldom, if ever, updates the user interface. This enables legacy projects to be updated to the most new edition of React.js without having to change the codebase or make a few small changes.

React is adaptable. It can be conveniently paired with various state administrators (e.g., Redux, Flux, Alt or Reflux) and can be used to implement a number of architectural patterns.

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As you’ve seen, locating and Hire React js Developer and Hire React Native developer is a difficult challenge. You will have less challenges selecting the correct fit for your projects if you identify growing offshore locations (e.g. India) and take into consideration the details above.

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This is the phase in which the component is going to start its journey. The developer has to define the props and initial state of the component. This is usually done inside the constructor method (see below to understand the initialization phase better).

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