Input component is a component that is used to get user input in a text field.


import { CInput } from '@chakra-ui/vue-next';


Here's a basic usage example of the CInput component:

<CInput placeholder="Basic usage" />

Changing the size of the Input

The Input component comes in four sizes. The default is md.

  • xs (24px)
  • sm (32px)
  • md (40px)
  • lg (48px)
<CStack spacing="3" w="2xl" align-items="center">    <CInput placeholder="extra small size" size="xs" />    <CInput placeholder="small size" size="sm" />    <CInput placeholder="medium size" size="md" />    <CInput placeholder="large size" size="lg" /></CStack>

If you want to use the native DOM size attribute you can use the htmlSize prop. For it to work as expected you will also need to provide the width prop set to auto.

<CInput html-size="4" width="auto" />

Changing the appearance of the input

The input component comes in 4 variants: outline, unstyled, flushed, and filled. Pass the variant prop and set it to one of these values.

<CStack spacing="3" w="2xl" align-items="center">    <CInput variant='outline' placeholder='Outline' />    <CInput variant='filled' placeholder='Filled' />    <CInput variant='flushed' placeholder='Flushed' />    <CInput variant='unstyled' placeholder='Unstyled' /></CStack>

Left and Right Addons

Like bootstrap, you can add addons to the left and right of the Input component. Chakra UI exports InputGroup, InputLeftAddon, and InputRightAddon to help with this use case.

<CStack spacing="4" w="xl" align-items="center">    <CInputGroup>        <CInputLeftAddon>+234</CInputLeftAddon>        <CInput type="tel" rounded-left="0" placeholder="phone number" />    </CInputGroup>    <CInputGroup>        <CInputLeftAddon>https://</CInputLeftAddon>        <CInput rounded="0" placeholder="mysite" />        <CInputRightAddon>.com</CInputRightAddon>    </CInputGroup></CStack>

Add elements inside Input

In some scenarios, you might need to add an icon or button inside the input component. Chakra UI exports InputLeftElement and InputRightElement to help with this use case.

If the left or right is an icon or text, you can pass pointerEvents="none" to InputLeftElement or InputRightElement to ensure that clicking on them focused the input.

<CStack spacing="4" w="xl" align-items="center">    <CInputGroup>        <CInputLeftElement><CIcon name="phone" color="gray.300" /></CInputLeftElement>        <CInput type="phone" placeholder="Phone number" />    </CInputGroup>    <CInputGroup>        <CInputLeftElement color="gray.300" fontSize="1.2em">¥</CInputLeftElement>        <CInput placeholder="Enter amount" />        <CInputRightElement><CIcon name="check" color="green.500" /></CInputRightElement>    </CInputGroup></CStack>

Password Input Example

Let's use these components to create a password input with a show/hide password functionality:

<template>    <CInputGroup size="md">        <CInput pr="4.5rem" :type="show ? 'text' : 'password'" placeholder="Enter password" v-model="password" />        <CInputRightElement width="4.5rem">            <CButton h="1.75rem" size="sm" @click="show = !show">                {{ show ? 'Hide' : 'Show' }}
            </CButton>        </CInputRightElement>    </CInputGroup></template>  
<script setup>    import { CInput, CInputGroup, CInputRightElement } from '@chakra-ui/vue-next';    const show = ref(false);    const password = ref('kurama<3naruto');</script>

Changing the focus and error border colors

You can change the border color that shows when the input receives focus (focusBorderColor) and when isInvalid is set to true (errorBorderColor). The value can be set to a color in the $chakraTheme object, like green.400 or a raw CSS value.

<CStack spacing="4" w="xl" align-items="center">    <CInput focus-border-color="lime" placeholder="Here is a sample placeholder" />    <CInput focus-border-color="pink.400" placeholder="Here is a sample placeholder" />    <CInput is-invalid error-border-color="red.300" placeholder="Here is a sample placeholder" />    <CInput is-invalid error-border-color="crimson" placeholder="Here is a sample placeholder" /></CStack>

Styling the placeholder

The placeholder of an input can be styled by using the _placeholder prop. Per default the placeholder has an opacity of 0.6, so it can be necessary to set the opacity to 1 if you want the placeholder to have a specific color.

<CStack spacing="4" w="xl" align-items="center">    <CInput placeholder='default placeholder' />    <CInput placeholder='custom placeholder' :_placeholder="{ opacity: 1, color: 'gray.500' }" />    <CInput color='teal' placeholder='custom placeholder' :_placeholder="{ color: 'inherit' }" />    <CInput color='tomato' placeholder='custom placeholder' :_placeholder="{ opacity: 0.4, color: 'inherit' }" /></CStack>

Input Methods other than Text

You can use different types with Input such as dateTime, color, search, file etc.

Date and Time Picker

<CInput type="datetime-local" placeholder="Select Date and Time" size="md" />

Check for different input types available :


The Input component composes PseudoBox so you can pass all CPseudoBox props, and normal HTMLInput attributes.

asHTMLElement or Vue.ComponentinputThe component to use in place of input.
aria-labelstringAccessibility label to use, in scenarios where the input has no visible label. A11y: It's usefult for screen readers.
aria-describedbystringAccessibility label to use, in scenarios where the input has no visible label. A11y: It's usefult for screen readers.
isDisabledbooleanfalseIf true, the input will be disabled. This sets aria-disabled=true and you can style this state by passing _disabled prop.
isInvalidbooleanfalseIf true, the input will indicate an error. This sets aria-invalid=true and you can style this state by passing _invalid prop.
isRequiredbooleanfalseIf true, the input element will be required.
isFullWidthbooleanfalseIf true, the input element will span the full width of it's parent.
isReadOnlybooleanfalseIf true, prevents the value of the input from being edited.
sizesm, md, lgmdThe visual size of the input element.
variantoutline, unstyled, flushed, filledoutlineThe variant of the input style to use.
focusBorderColorstringThe border color when the input is focused.
errorBorderColorstringThe border color when isInvalid is set to true.

Edit this page on GitHub