Slinky supports the new refs API introduced in React 16.3.
Creating a Ref Object
To start using the new ref API, first create a ref object, which you can use as a ref property instead of a callback. The
createRef method in Slinky takes a type parameter so that the ref type is statically typed.
Refs on HTML Elements
To create a ref for use with an HTML tag, type the ref to store the appropriate elemtn type from the
Refs on Slinky Components
If you want to place a ref on a Slinky component, type the ref to store the
Def type inside your component.