According to the documentation on the React SLDS Button:

Although not listed in the prop table, all aria-*, data-* and form* props will be added to the button element if passed in.

So my button:

    label="My Button"

And my handler:

const handleParentSelect = (event: any) => {

event.target.attributes does NOT contain data-value at all (I did actually try typing the click event as well with no luck). The documentation says this should work, but it doesn't. Am I missing a piece here? Or is documentation just wrong?


data-* attributes are generally available on the dataset property.

Please try event.target.dataset.value or event.currentTarget.dataset.value

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    Also, documentation.
    – sfdcfox
    Aug 12 at 15:09
  • Hmmm still getting undefined with that. The button ends up looking like this: <button class="slds-button slds-button_neutral" type="button">My Button</button> Which I think is the problem. That data attribute is not getting passed back to the button like the documentation says it should be. Aug 12 at 15:15
  • Could be because value is a keyword. Try renaming the attribute to data-val, and then use event.target.dataset.val Aug 12 at 15:20
  • data-val didn't work either. I am not sure if typescript is messing with the event somehow? Aug 12 at 15:26
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    So aria-* attributes show up in the attribute list and I can access them. So aria-valuenow works I guess for my use case... But really not sure why data- attributes are not working when documentation says they are. Aug 12 at 15:49

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