How can I define TypeScript type for a setState function when React.Dispatch not accepted?


I have a React DatePicker component with an input element. In order to handle the onChange event I have onChangeHandler function defined. However, when I want to define the types of all the functions passed down as parameters in the onChangeHandler I get the following error:

Argument of type ‘(value: string) => void’ is not assignable to
parameter of type ‘Dispatch’. Types of parameters
‘value’ and ‘value’ are incompatible. Type ‘SetStateAction’ is not
assignable to type ‘string’. Type ‘(prevState: string) => string’ is
not assignable to type ‘string’.ts(2345

This error disappears when I define the function as "any" but ofcourse we dont want any in the code :).

Below is my setup. I have an input component named Datepicker in my main app that has gets a state from the main app.

const [value, setValue] = useState(”);

It gets passed down as props in to a DatePicker component as such:

  return (
            <label htmlFor="date-picker-input">Date:</label><br />
            **<DatePicker value={value} setValue={setValue} dateFormat="YYYY/MM/DD" />**
            <button type="submit" value="Submit">Submit</button>

The DatePicker component looks something like this:

    import onChangeHandler from "../utility/onChangeHandler";

  interface IDatePickerProps {
   applicationMode?: boolean;
   value: string;
   setValue: (value: string) => void;
   dateFormat: DateFormat;}  
    const DatePicker: React.FC<IDatePickerProps> = (props) => {
           const { value, setValue, dateFormat } = props
           const applicationMode = props.applicationMode ? true : false;
           const [showCalendar, setShowCalendar] = useState(false);
           const [errorMessage, setErrorMessage] = useState("");
           const [clickedDate, setClickedDate] = useState<IClickedDate>({});
           const [dateObject, setDateObject] = useState<IDateObject>({});
           const [isClicked, setIsClicked] = useState<IIsClicked>({});
              //bunch of functions 
 return (
        <label htmlFor="date-picker-input aria-label="enter date in the following format">{dateFormat}</label>
        <button><CalendarIcon /></button>
        <input id="date-picker-input" type="text" value={value}
    onChange={(e) => onChangeHandler(e, dateFormat, setValue, setErrorMessage, setClickedDate, 
    setIsClicked)} />
      <div >
        <DaysHeading />
        <DatesOfMonth />
   </> );};

Here is how the onChangeHandler is defined and setValue is used:

const onChangeHandler = (
    event: React.ChangeEvent<HTMLInputElement>,
    dateFormat: string,

**//line causing the error is here:**
    setValue: React.Dispatch<React.SetStateAction<string>>,

    setErrorMessage: React.Dispatch<React.SetStateAction<string>>,
    setClickedDate: React.Dispatch<React.SetStateAction<IClickedDate>>,
    setIsClicked: React.Dispatch<React.SetStateAction<IIsClicked>>): void => {

    const value =;
    let date = "";
    let month = "";
    let year = "";
    let dateFormatCheck;
    let dateIsValid;
    let invalidAt;
    const errorNote = "Please check entered "

    if (value.length === 10) {
        if (dateFormat === "YYYY/MM/DD") {
            dateFormatCheck = moment(value, 'YYYY/MM/DD', true);
            dateIsValid = dateFormatCheck.isValid();

            if (dateIsValid === true) {
                //do some stuff
            else {
                invalidAt = dateFormatCheck.invalidAt();
                setErrorMessage(errorNote + errorDefinition(invalidAt));
    //some other validators and no return value
export default onChangeHandler;


You should set type of setValue inside IDatePickerProps to:

setValue : React.Dispatch<React.SetStateAction<string>>

Or change setValue inside onChangeHandler to:

setValue: (value: string) => void;


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