An input field for typing some text inside.

Input control

Related sample:  Inputs - DHTMLX Form

Related sample:  All dhxForm inputs - DHTMLX Form

Adding Input

You can easily add an Input control during initialization of a form:

var form = new dhx.Form("form_container", {
    rows: [
            type: "input",
            label: "Name",
            icon: "dxi dxi-magnify",
            placeholder: "John Doe"           


You can provide the following attributes in the configuration object of an input:

  • type - (string) the type of a control, set it to "input"
  • id - (string) the id of a control, auto-generated if not set
  • validation - (object|function) the rule of input validation. Can be set in two ways:
    • as an object with validation rules listed below:
      • "" - empty
      • "email" - validEmail
      • "integer" - validInteger
      • "numeric" - validNumeric
      • "alphanumeric" - validAplhaNumeric
      • "IPv4" - validIPv4
    • as a function that defines a custom validation rule. It takes as a parameter the value typed in the input and returns true, if the entered value is valid.
  • value - (string) the initial value of the input
  • icon - (string) the name of an icon from the used icon font
  • placeholder - (string) a tip for the input
  • hidden - (boolean) makes an input hidden
  • autocomplete - (boolean) enables/disables the autocomplete functionality of the input
  • inputType - (string) sets the type of an input, use the "password" value to specify a field for entering a password

  • parent - (string) the id of the parent control
  • width - (string) the width of a control
  • height - (string) the height of a control
  • css - (string) adds style classes to a control
  • disabled - (boolean) defines whether a control is enabled (false) or disabled (true)
  • label - (string) specifies a label for a control
  • labelWidth - (string) sets the width of the label of a control
  • hiddenLabel - (boolean) invisible label that will be used to identify the input on the server side
  • labelInline - (boolean) defines the position of a label: true - to set a label inline with a control
  • name - (string) the name of a control
  • required - (boolean) defines whether a control is required
  • help - (string) adds a help message to a control
  • preMessage - (string) a message that contains instructions for interacting with the control
  • successMessage - (string) a message that appears in case of successful validation of the control value
  • errorMessage - (string) a message that appears in case of error during validation of the control value
  • gravity - (boolean) arranges form controls evenly throughout the container, depending on the direction of layout ("cols" or "rows"), true by default
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