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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

Loading the new API into the app

Right now, if you head into App.vue, you will notice we are loading the static schema through an import statement, as shown here:

import schema from '@/data/schema.json';.

This worked very well for us before, as it was a static file, but this time around, we need to make a call to our API endpoint to get the schema for our form. Let's start by removing the import statement; we don't need it anymore and can safely delete it. You can also go into the data() properties and set schema to a default, which will be an empty object:

schema: {},

I think that a good place to load our form's schema will be on the created hook for our App.vue file. We want to get this done as soon as possible, and we don't really need to manipulate any DOM when it loads, just set the result of the call to the schema's internal property...