Form Control

Form Control provides context such as `isInvalid`, `isDisabled`, and `isRequired` to form elements

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Chakra UI exports 4 components for Form Control:

  • FormControl: The wrapper that provides context and functionality for all children.
  • FormLabel: The label of a form section. The usage is similar to html label.
  • FormHelperText: The message that tells users more details about the form section.
  • FormErrorMessage: The message that shows up when an error occurs.
import {
} from '@chakra-ui/react'


<FormLabel htmlFor='email'>Email address</FormLabel>
<Input id='email' type='email' />
<FormHelperText>We'll never share your email.</FormHelperText>

Sample usage for a radio or checkbox group#

<FormControl as='fieldset'>
<FormLabel as='legend'>Favorite Naruto Character</FormLabel>
<RadioGroup defaultValue='Itachi'>
<HStack spacing='24px'>
<Radio value='Sasuke'>Sasuke</Radio>
<Radio value='Nagato'>Nagato</Radio>
<Radio value='Itachi'>Itachi</Radio>
<Radio value='Sage of the six Paths'>Sage of the six Paths</Radio>
<FormHelperText>Select only if you're a fan.</FormHelperText>

Error message#

FormErrorMessage will only show up when the property isInvalid in FormControl is true.

function errorMessageExample() {
const [input, setInput] = useState('')
const handleInputChange = (e) => setInput(
const isError = input === ''
return (
<FormControl isInvalid={isError}>
<FormLabel htmlFor='email'>Email</FormLabel>
{!isError ? (
Enter the email you'd like to receive the newsletter on.
) : (
<FormErrorMessage>Email is required.</FormErrorMessage>

Making a field required#

By passing the isRequired props, the Input field has aria-required set to true, and the FormLabel will show a red asterisk. This red asterisk can be overwritten by passing requiredIndicator to the FormLabel. If you want to indicate that a field is optional you can add optionalIndicator to the FormLabel

<FormControl isRequired>
<FormLabel htmlFor='first-name'>First name</FormLabel>
<Input id='first-name' placeholder='First name' />

Select Example#

<FormLabel htmlFor='country'>Country</FormLabel>
<Select id='country' placeholder='Select country'>
<option>United Arab Emirates</option>

Number Input Example#

<FormLabel htmlFor='amount'>Amount</FormLabel>
<NumberInput max={50} min={10}>
<NumberInputField id='amount' />
<NumberIncrementStepper />
<NumberDecrementStepper />

Usage with Form Libraries#

Form Libraries like Formik make it soooo easy to manage form state and validation. I 💖 Formik

function FormikExample() {
function validateName(value) {
let error
if (!value) {
error = 'Name is required'
} else if (value.toLowerCase() !== 'naruto') {
error = "Jeez! You're not a fan 😱"
return error
return (
initialValues={{ name: 'Sasuke' }}
onSubmit={(values, actions) => {
setTimeout(() => {
alert(JSON.stringify(values, null, 2))
}, 1000)
{(props) => (
<Field name='name' validate={validateName}>
{({ field, form }) => (
<FormControl isInvalid={ &&}>
<FormLabel htmlFor='name'>First name</FormLabel>
<Input {...field} id='name' placeholder='name' />

Improvements from v1#

  • We've improved the accessibility of the FormControl component. Here are the changes:

    • id passed to the form control will be passed to the form input directly.
    • FormLabel will have htmlFor that points to the id of the form input.
    • FormErrorMessage adds aria-describedby and aria-invalid pointing to the form input.
    • FormHelperText adds/extends aria-describedby pointing to the form input.
    • isDisabled, isRequired, isReadOnly props passed to FormControl will cascade across all related components.
  • FormLabel is now aware of the disabled, focused and error state of the form input. This helps you style the label accordingly using the _disabled, _focus, and _invalid style props.

  • If you render FormErrorMessage and isInvalid is false or undefined, FormErrorMessage won't be visible. The only way to make it visible is by passing isInvalid and setting it to true.

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