1.1.0 • Public • Published


    Input abstracts away the cross-platform differences of placeholder styling and behaviors, for example: Internet Explorer dismisses native placeholders on input focus and other platforms do not. This component ensures that text input controls will feel and behave similarly on more devices.

    Component Instance Methods

    When using Input in your project, you may call the following methods on a rendered instance of the component. Use refs to get the instance.

    • getValue() returns the current value of the input field

    • setValue(string) programmatically set the input value; useful for clearing out the input in "uncontrolled" mode -- note that digging into the internals and setting the refs.field.value = '' directly will not trigger events and messes up the internal state of the component


    npm i boundless-input --save

    Then use it like:

    /** @jsx createElement */
    import { createElement, PureComponent } from 'react';
    import Input from 'boundless-input';
    export default class InputDemo extends PureComponent {
        state = {
            input: '',
        handleChange = (e) => this.setState({ input: })
        render() {
            return (
                <div className='spread'>
                                placeholder: 'Start typing and I disappear!',
                            }} />
                    <div style={{ marginLeft: '1em' }}>
                                placeholder: 'Focus on me and I disappear!',
                            }} />
                    <div style={{ marginLeft: '1em' }}>
                        <h5>"controlled" input</h5>
                                placeholder: 'Focus on me and I disappear!',
                                onChange: this.handleChange,
                                value: this.state.input,
                            }} />

    Input can also just be directly used from the main Boundless library. This is recommended when you're getting started to avoid maintaining the package versions of several components:

    npm i boundless --save

    the ES6 import statement then becomes like:

    import { Input } from 'boundless';


    Note: only top-level props are in the README, for the full list check out the website.

    Required Props

    There are no required props.

    Optional Props

    • * · any React-supported attribute

      Expects Default Value
      any n/a
    • component · overrides the HTML container tag

      Expects Default Value
      string 'div'
    • hidePlaceholderOnFocus · triggers the placeholder to disappear when the input field is focused, reappears when the user has tabbed away or focus is moved

      Expects Default Value
      bool true
    • inputProps

      Expects Default Value
      object { type: 'text' }

    Reference Styles


    You can see what variables are available to override in variables.styl.

    // Redefine any variables as desired, e.g:
    color-accent = royalblue
    // Bring in the component styles; they will be autoconfigured based on the above
    @require "node_modules/boundless-input/style"


    If desired, a precompiled plain CSS stylesheet is available for customization at /build/style.css, based on Boundless's default variables.


    npm i boundless-input

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