Simulate click event on react element

With react 16.8 I would do it like this :

const Example = () => {
  const inputRef = React.useRef(null)
  return (
    <div ref={inputRef} onClick={()=> console.log('clicked')}>

And simply call

React tracks the mousedown and mouseup events for detecting mouse clicks, instead of the click event like most everything else. So instead of calling the click method directly or dispatching the click event, you have to dispatch the down and up events. For good measure I'm also sending the click event but I think that's unnecessary for React:

const mouseClickEvents = ['mousedown', 'click', 'mouseup'];
function simulateMouseClick(element){
  mouseClickEvents.forEach(mouseEventType =>
      new MouseEvent(mouseEventType, {
          view: window,
          bubbles: true,
          cancelable: true,
          buttons: 1

var element = document.querySelector('div[class="UFIInputContainer"]');

This answer was inspired by Selenium Webdriver code.