Written by: Geoffrey Callaghan

Building forms with Next.js and Fabform

Building Forms With Next.Js And Fabform

Fabform is a library that simplifies form handling in React applications, and Next.js is a React framework for building server-rendered applications. Combining the two can offer a smooth experience in creating forms within Next.js projects.

To build forms with Next.js and Fabform, you would follow these general steps:

  1. Install Fabform: Begin by installing Fabform and its dependencies in your Next.js project. You can do this using npm or yarn:

    npm install fabform
    # or
    yarn add fabform
  2. Create Your Form Component: In your Next.js project, create a component for your form. You can structure this component like any other React component.

  3. Import Fabform Components: Import Fabform components like Form, Field, SubmitButton, etc., into your form component.

  4. Define Form Fields: Use Fabform’s Field component to define the input fields in your form. You can specify attributes like name, type, label, etc.

  5. Handle Form Submission: Utilize Fabform’s Form component to wrap your form fields and handle form submission. You can specify an onSubmit function to handle form submission logic.

  6. Access Form Data: Inside your onSubmit function, you can access the form data using Fabform’s provided methods, such as getValue or getValues.

  7. Submit Form Data: Once you’ve obtained the form data, you can submit it to your backend or perform any other desired actions, such as validation or API calls.

Here’s a basic example of how a form component might look in a Next.js project using Fabform:

import { Form, Field, SubmitButton } from 'fabform';

const MyForm = () => {
  const handleSubmit = (formData) => {
    // Handle form submission, e.g., submit to backend

  return (
    <Form onSubmit={handleSubmit}>
      <Field name="username" label="Username" type="text" />
      <Field name="password" label="Password" type="password" />

export default MyForm;

In this example, handleSubmit is called when the form is submitted. It receives the form data as an argument, which can then be processed accordingly. Fabform simplifies the process of handling form state and submission in React applications, making it a great choice for Next.js projects.