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Building Forms with Vue.js

By : Marina Mosti
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Building Forms with Vue.js

By: Marina Mosti

Overview of this book

Almost every web application and site out there handles user input in one way or another, from registration forms and log-in handling to registration and landing pages. Building Forms with Vue.js follows a step-by-step approach to help you create an efficient user interface (UI) and seamless user experience (UX) by building quick and easy-to-use forms. You’ll get off to a steady start by setting up the demo project. Next, you’ll get to grips with component composition from creating reusable form components through to implementing the custom input components. To further help you develop a convenient user input experience, the book will show you how to enhance custom inputs with v-mask. As you progress, you’ll get up to speed with using Vuelidate and Vuex to effectively integrate your forms. You’ll learn how to create forms that use global state, reactive instant user input validation and input masking, along with ensuring that they are completely schema-driven and connected to your application’s API. Every chapter builds on the concepts learned in the previous chapter, while also allowing you to skip ahead to the topics you’re most interested in. By the end of this book, you will have gained the skills you need to transform even the simplest form into a crafted user and developer experience with Vue.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page

Implementing a custom input component

Creating reusable custom components is a core part of Vue, but for the components to actually be useful, we have to actually use them!

Open up your App.vue file, and let's replace the three <div class="form-group"> elements with our custom component.

First things first: what we have to do is import the component to our file. Let's get that out of the way. Add the following import to the top of the <script> element, shown as follows:

import BaseInput from '@/components/BaseInput';

Just importing the file is not enough; we actually have to add the component to the component's property on the file, so that we can then use it inside our template. We currently do not have such a property inside our Vue instance, so let's create one between name and data():

components: { BaseInput },