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Convert TextInput to Hooks
Summary:
Modernizing this code a bit more, converting it to hooks.

Changelog:
[General][Changed] Converted TextInput to use React hooks
[General][Fixed] TextInput now properly sends native the end selection location on change

(Note: this ignores all push blocking failures!)

Reviewed By: JoshuaGross

Differential Revision: D18581712

fbshipit-source-id: 62d6ea8489fa019ddf941c520930365f2c4887d8
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TheSavior authored and facebook-github-bot committed Nov 21, 2019
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@kelset kelset commented on dff490d Nov 27, 2019

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😍

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@garrettm garrettm commented on dff490d May 21, 2020

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@kelset @TheSavior this rewrite seems to cause issues with using controlled text/selection, the extra setState to remember lastNativeText/Selection seems to interact poorly with whatever logic lives on the native side. If you want to do anything besides just reflect back the text/selection values given to you by the text input itself, things get really wonky, and kinda unusable, pretty quick. I've had to fall back to using RN's TextInput completely uncontrolled and have a controlled wrapper around it that calls setNativeProps to adjust text/selection.

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@kelset kelset commented on dff490d May 21, 2020

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@garrettm can you please open a dedicated issue with a repro on latest (0.62)? This is not the best place to report 😅

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@mikefogg mikefogg commented on dff490d Jul 14, 2020

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@garrettm Since this is actually now broken, do you have an example of how you fixed it temporarily using setNativeProps? I'd love to not have to downgrade to get this working again :) (Waiting on some more movement in #29063)

Thanks!

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@garrettm garrettm commented on dff490d Jul 14, 2020

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@mikefogg our fix is pretty specific to our codebase, the high level is:

  • never send text/selection via props in render
  • create logic to try to track what you expect the native side to be showing, and if they differ, in render/update (depending on plaintext/attributed) send the text/selection values you want
  • on the JS side coalesce selection + text changes, they need to happen together to have proper logic for changing the string/selection in custom ways
  • when setting selection on Android via setNativeProps, have to re-set it back to null after a 1ms delay, or it'll get stuck
  • various other minor hacks (for example, attributed text needs different logic than plaintext)

It's pretty involved, has a bunch of hacks, and doesn't work all the time. If I was gonna do it again, I'd probably just fork the native code...

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@kelset kelset commented on dff490d Jul 15, 2020

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@mikefogg @garrettm can you please move your comments in the issue Mike linked? That way your insights can benefit everyone more easily. I've linked the issue in the contributors discord so that hopefully it will be surfaced more quickly to the FB team

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@garrettm garrettm commented on dff490d Jul 15, 2020

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@kelset copied my comment over there 👍

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