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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)
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Preparing the schema

Currently, our form (as previously stated) is hardcoded. The first step that is required to start making it a dynamic form is to remove the need to add BaseInput or BaseSelect directly to our App.vue file every time we need to add a new field. This implies that we are going to need to have some sort of organized structure, or schema, to represent what we are trying to accomplish for our form. Since we are using JavaScript, the most logical way to do this is with a JSON object format. This will make it easier later on when we want to take it a step further and have our mock API feed the information directly to our form.

For now, we will use a static schema. Let's create a data folder inside src, and inside of it, make a new schema.json file. We are going to populate our JSON file with some dummy data. I have chosen, for the sake of an example, to make...