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Form is the main element developed in this library. Servant uniform for combining input fields and the mechanism of providing for common work with them.

Form creation

To create a form, you need to create an instance of the Form class:

import {Form} from "jenesius-vue-form"
const form = new Form()

This is the minimum requirement to use the form. All child elements that use the mechanisms of this library will automatically be signed to the child form. To do this, let's add a couple of input fields that will automatically subscribe to the form.

    <input-field type = "text" name = "note"/>
    <input-field type = "select" name = "planet" :options = "arr" />
    <button @click = "show">values</button>
<script setup>
    import {Form, InputField} from "jenesius-vue-form"
    const form = new Form();
    const arr = [ {value: 1, title: 'Earth'} ]

    function show() {



Setting values

To set the form value, you can use one of the following methods:

  • change(values: Values) - method sets form values and marks them as changed. This method affects changed forms. The Values type is a value object, any nesting, has the following interface:
interface Values {
	[name: string]: any
  • setValues(values: Values) - the method just sets the value without flagging them as changed.

Things to remember about value unwrapping method!

Getting values

There are two reverse ways to get values:

  • changes - will return an object of changed values
  • values - will return all form values

Sometimes you need to get a value by a field name. To do this, we use the method getValueByName:

fomr.values // { address: { city: { code: 1, name: 'Jenesius' } } }
fotm.getValueByName('') // { code: 1, name: 'Jenesius' }

Lock and unlock

Quite useful in its essence functionality is the ability to block fields via JS. This approach allows you to easily build dynamic interfaces.

The form has the following methods:

  • disable - blocks the entire form or one field.
disable(name?: string)
  • enable - unlocks the entire field or one field.
enable(name?: string)

For example, a form was implemented with which you can play around to see how it works.






It must be remembered that when I block a common element, we automatically block everyone his offspring and vice versa. Unblock a shared item, we will automatically unblock all his descendants. Also, when the form is unlocked: form.enable() - all previously elements will be unlocked. The same applies to form blocking.


Form validation involves checking all child signed elements. The validation is recursive, so by calling the validate method on the parent form, it will automatically be called for all child elements.

  • validate - Returns true if the form (all of its children) are valid, false otherwise.
form.validate() // true or false

Save and Read

To save and read data in the form, getters / setters were implemented for save and read properties:

You can set an async function to be called whenever when the corresponding method is called, as well as along the chain for all dependent elements. This is best shown with an example:

// ./ParentForm.vue
const parentForm = new Form(); = () => asyncSaveData(form.changes);
// ./ChildrenForm.vue
const childrenForm = new Form(); = () => asyncSaveChildrenData()

In this example, will be automatically called after will be executed.

Similar behavior will be for the property.

Using this approach, it is possible to build a single dependent interface that it is convenient to manage through the parent form. For example, you might have the form from the input field, as well as a widget, with its own logic (For example, a table, which can be modified). This table can be implemented based on form and link to the parent.

Automatic Dependencies

When a form is created, it will automatically notify all child elements:

// provide('form-controller', form)
provideVue(Form.PROVIDE_NAME, this); 

Thus, child elements: Form, FormProxy, Input - can subscribe to form and be controlled by it.

Basic principles

To successfully work with the form, you need to remember the basic principles of the form:

All state inside the Form

All input fields, as well as components for storing and working with data on based form should always rely on the values inside the parent form.

Form values simplified

This means that any form values that are passed in will be simplified and decomposed. This is done in order to make it easier to work and rely on a single point. Let's take an example of how this works in practice. Example:

form.setValues({ '': 'Jenesius Town'})

At the output we will get the following:

	address: {
		city: {
			name: 'Jenesius Town'

In this case, it doesn't matter at all whether you use a compound name for input or use nesting based on FormProxy, values in all inputs will be the same:

<input-field name=""/>
<input-address name="address"/>
. . .
// ./input-address.vue
<input-field name = "city"/>