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Integrate HTML5 components (Template)

The In-place Editor supports adding HTML5 input components using the template property. The Template property can be given as either a string or a query selector.

As a string

The HTML element tag can be given as a string for the template property. Here, the input is rendered as an HTML template.

template: "<div><input type='text' id='name'></input></div>"

As a selector

The template property also allows getting template content through query selector. Here, the input wrapper element ‘ID’ attribute is specified in the template.

template: "#date"

Template mode, the value property not handled by the In-place Editor component. So, before sending a value to the server, you need to modify at actionBegin event, otherwise, an empty string will pass. In the following template sample, before submitting a data to the server, event argument and value property content updated in the actionBegin event handler.

import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App  from './App';

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'));
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Essential JS 2 React In-place Editor Sample</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
        #container {
            display: flex;
            justify-content: center;
            visibility: visible;

        #loader {
            color: #008cff;
            height: 40px;
            left: 45%;
            position: absolute;
            top: 45%;
            width: 30%;

        #datepicker {
            width: 150px;

        .content-title {
            font-weight: 500;
            margin-right: 20px;
            display: flex;
            align-items: center;
    <div id='root'>
        <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
import { InPlaceEditorComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-inplace-editor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';
class App extends React.Component {
    constructor() {
        this.inVal = '2018-05-23';
    actionBegin(e) {
        const value = this.inplaceEditorObj.element.querySelector('#date').value;
        this.inplaceEditorObj.value = value;
        e.value = value;
    render() {
        return (<div>
        <div id='container'>
            <span className="content-title"> Select date: </span>
            <InPlaceEditorComponent ref={(text) => { this.inplaceEditorObj = text; }} id='datepicker' mode='Inline' template='#date' value='2018-05-23' actionBegin={this.actionBegin = this.actionBegin.bind(this)}/>
        <div id='html-template' style={{ display: "none" }}>
            <input id="date" defaultValue={this.inVal} type="date"/>
export default App;