Dynamic forms

Felte watches for any added or removed form controls in your form, updating the data, errors and touched stores accordingly.

import { useState } from 'react';
import { useForm } from '@felte/react';

function Form() {
  const { form } = useForm({ /* ... */ });
  const [hasBio, setHasBio] = useState(false);
  const handleChange = () => setHasBio(v => !v);

  return (
    <form ref={form}>
      <input name="username" />
      <input type="checkbox" name="hasBio" checked={hasBio} onChange={handleChange} />
      {hasBio && <textarea name="bio" />}

If you check the hasBio checkbox, the textarea will be added to the DOM and Felte will automatically update its stores with the appropriate values without changing anything else.

When a field is removed from the DOM, Felte will also remove it from your stores. If you'd like to keep it in the store even if the field is removed, you can use the atrribute data-felte-keep-on-remove.

<textarea name="bio" data-felte-keep-on-remove />

If you set this attribute on a fieldset component, this will be applied to all controls within said fieldset unless a specific fieldset overrides this by adding its own data-felte-keep-on-remove.

<fieldset data-felte-keep-on-remove>
  <!-- will be removed from the store if the fieldset is removed -->
  <input name="profile.name" data-felte-keep-on-remove="false" />
  <!-- won't be removed from the store if the fieldset is removed -->
  <textarea name="profile.bio" />