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Form Input component

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The vf-form__input is a text field that allows the site visitor to enter text data.


Use the vf-form__input when you need the site visitor to enter text data as part of filling out a larger vf-form.

When to use

Use the vf-form__input when a site visitor has to input text data.

Use the vf-form__input with a type attribute of search for a search input.

Use the vf-form__input with a type attribute of password for a password input.

Use the vf-form__input--filter with a type attribute of search for an interactive 'type ahead' search input.

When not to use

Use these when you need short answers to questions in your form. If you need the user to write more longer pieces of text then make use of <textarea class="vf-form__textarea"></textarea>.


  • This variant is only to be used when there is some sort of autocomplete / typeahead filtering needed when searching.
  • This is not to be used in place of the normal input and button because it's more 'visually appealing'.


The vf-form__input allow the site visitor to enter text data in a structured format.

Make sure your text inputs have the relevant labels (using <label class="vf-form__label"></label>) and, if needed, helper text (using <p class="vf-form__helper"></p>).

If you are using a vf-form__input with the type attribute as search you do not need to use a vf-form__label and can make use of the HTML placeholder attribute to provide a short descriptive piece of text that will be displayed within the vf-form__input.

If your input is required there is also CSS used to style the input box when it is not completed. Make use of the label available if the form is sent to the server for validation (using <p class="vf-form__label vf-form__label--required">...</p>).

Group your vf-form__inputs using a vf-form__fieldset with a relevant lable if appropriate.

Due to how browsers handle the reqiured attribute in HTML, a form that has this attribute but is empty often becomes automatically invalid. To stop this but have the ability to show that a form field is 'invalid' we can use the modifier class vf-form__input--is-invalid.


This component is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install the vf-form__input with this command.

$ yarn add --dev @visual-framework/vf-form__input


The source files included are written in Sass(scss). You can point your Sass include-path at your node_modules directory and import it like this.

@import "@visual-framework/vf-form__input/index.scss";

Make sure you import Sass requirements along with the modules. You can use a project boilerplate or the vf-sass-starter




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