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<DashboardModal />

The <DashboardModal /> component wraps the @uppy/dashboard plugin, allowing control over the modal open state using a prop.


Install from NPM:

npm install @uppy/react @uppy/dashboard @uppy/core
import { DashboardModal } from '@uppy/react'

// Alternatively, you can also use a default import:
// import DashboardModal from '@uppy/react/lib/DashboardModal'


The DashboardModal component requires the following CSS for styling:

import '@uppy/core/dist/style.css'
import '@uppy/dashboard/dist/style.css'

Import general Core styles from @uppy/core/dist/style.css first, then add the Dashboard styles from @uppy/dashboard/dist/style.css. A minified version is also available as style.min.css at the same path. The way to do import depends on your build system.

⚠️ The @uppy/dashboard plugin includes CSS for the Dashboard itself, and the various plugins used by the Dashboard, such as (@uppy/status-bar and @uppy/informer). If you also use the @uppy/status-bar or @uppy/informer plugin directly, you should not include their CSS files, but instead only use the one from the @uppy/dashboard plugin.

Styles for Provider plugins, like Google Drive and Instagram, are also bundled with Dashboard styles. Styles for other plugins, such as @uppy/url and @uppy/webcam, are not included. If you are using those, please see their docs and make sure to include styles for them as well.


The <DashboardModal /> component supports most @uppy/dashboard options as props. It adds two more:

  • open - Boolean true or false, setting this to true opens the modal and setting it to false closes it.
  • onRequestClose - Callback called when the user attempts to close the modal, either by clicking the close button or by clicking outside the modal (if the closeModalOnClickOutside prop is set).

An Uppy instance must be provided in the uppy={} prop: see Initializing Uppy for details.

The target={} prop can be used to mount the Dashboard modal elsewhere in the DOM. If not given, the modal will be mounted at where the component is used. Unlike the raw @uppy/dashboard plugin, the <DashboardModal /> component can only take DOM element objects, not CSS selectors.

To use other plugins like @uppy/webcam with the <DashboardModal /> component, add them to the Uppy instance and then specify their id in the plugins prop:

// Do this wherever you initialize Uppy, e.g., in a React component's constructor method.
// Do NOT do it in `render()` or any other method that is called more than once!
uppy.use(Webcam) // `id` defaults to "Webcam"
uppy.use(Webcam, { id: 'MyWebcam' }) // `id` is… "MyWebcam"

Then do plugins={['Webcam']}.

Here is a full example that uses a button to open the modal:

import React from 'react'
import { DashboardModal } from '@uppy/react'

class MusicUploadButton extends React.Component {
  constructor (props) {

    this.state = {
      modalOpen: false,

    this.uppy = new Uppy()
      .use(XHRUpload, { endpoint: '/api/songs/upload' })
      .use(Webcam, { modes: ['audio-only'] })

    this.handleOpen = this.handleOpen.bind(this)
    this.handleClose = this.handleClose.bind(this)

  componentWillUnmount () {
    this.uppy.close({ reason: 'unmount' })

  handleOpen () {
      modalOpen: true,

  handleClose () {
      modalOpen: false,

  render () {
    return (
        <button type="button" onClick={this.handleOpen}>Upload some music</button>