React HTML range slider doesn't slide

April 12, 2023 | 1 Minute Read

When you just add an HTML input range slider in React like:

<input type="range" id="slider" value="0.3" min="0" step="0.05" max="1" />

The slider doesn’t slide.


It’s because when you have any <input> with value as a prop, then React expects that you will handle the value yourself.

The fix

The fix is to pass the value to the onChange event and set it as your value.

import { useEffect, useState } from "react";
export default function Demo() {
  const [sliderValue, setSliderValue] = useState(0.3);

  return (
        onChange={(event) => setSliderValue(}

The value that we get from is passed to setSliderValue() which will update the sliderValue and thus you can slide your slider now.

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