Text Fields

Text Fields

Text fields let users enter and edit text.

Text fields allow users to enter text into a UI. They typically appear in forms and dialogs.

TextField

The TextField wrapper component is a complete form control including a label, input and help text.

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Outlined

TextField supports outlined styling.

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Please select your currency

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Filled

TextField supports filled styling.

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Please select your currency

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Components

TextField is composed of smaller components ( FormControl, Input, FilledInput, InputLabel, OutlinedInput, and FormHelperText ) that you can leverage directly to significantly customize your form inputs.

You might also have noticed that some native HTML input properties are missing from the TextField component. This is on purpose. The component takes care of the most used properties, then it's up to the user to use the underlying component shown in the following demo. Still, you can use inputProps (and InputProps, InputLabelProps properties) if you want to avoid some boilerplate.

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Inputs

Customized inputs

If you have been reading the overrides documentation page but you are not confident jumping in, here's an example of how you can change the main color of an Input.

⚠️ While the material design specification encourages theming, these examples are off the beaten path.

Input Adornments

Input allows the provision of InputAdornment. These can be used to add a prefix, a suffix or an action to an input. For instance, you can use an icon button to hide or reveal the password.

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Icons can be specified as prepended or appended.

Filled Input Adornments

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Outlined Input Adornments

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Layout

TextField, FormControl allow the specification of margin to alter the vertical spacing of inputs. Using none (default) will not apply margins to the FormControl, whereas dense and normal will as well as alter other styles to meet the specification.

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Limitations

The input label "shrink" state isn't always correct. The input label is supposed to shrink as soon as the input is displaying something. In some circumstances, we can't determine the "shrink" state (number input, datetime input, Stripe input). You might notice an overlap.

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To workaround the issue, you can force the "shrink" state of the label.

<TextField InputLabelProps={{ shrink: true }} />

or

<InputLabel shrink>Count</InputLabel>

Formatted inputs

You can use third-party libraries to format an input. You have to provide a custom implementation of the <input> element with the inputComponent property.

The following demo uses the react-text-mask and react-number-format libraries.

Complementary projects

For more advanced use cases you might be able to take advantage of: