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This component version is ready to be used but is still in active development.

The vf-form__helper can be used to add more descriptive, explanatory text to help guide the site visitor.

Variants


Form helper text

Nunjucks syntax

Depending on your environment you'll want to use render or include. As a rule of thumb: server-side use include, precompiled browser use render. If you're using vf-eleventy you should use include.

Using include

You'll need to pass a context object from your code or Yaml file (exampe), as well as the path to the Nunjucks template. Nunjucks' include is an abstraction of render and provides some additional portability.


{% set context fromYourYamlFile %}
- or -
{% set context = {
  "component-type": "form",
  "helper_text": "Form helper text"
}
 %}
{% include "../path_to/vf-form__helper/vf-form__helper.njk" %}
                

Using render

This approach is best for bare-bones Nunjucks environments, such as precompiled templates with the Nunjucks slim runtime where include is not be available.

{% render '@vf-form__helper', {
  "component-type": "form",
  "helper_text": "Form helper text"
} %}
                
HTML
<p class="vf-form__helper">Form helper text</p>
              

You have done something wrong.

Nunjucks syntax

Depending on your environment you'll want to use render or include. As a rule of thumb: server-side use include, precompiled browser use render. If you're using vf-eleventy you should use include.

Using include

You'll need to pass a context object from your code or Yaml file (exampe), as well as the path to the Nunjucks template. Nunjucks' include is an abstraction of render and provides some additional portability.


{% set context fromYourYamlFile %}
- or -
{% set context = {
  "component-type": "form",
  "helper_text": "You have done something wrong.",
  "error": true
}
 %}
{% include "../path_to/vf-form__helper/vf-form__helper.njk" %}
                

Using render

This approach is best for bare-bones Nunjucks environments, such as precompiled templates with the Nunjucks slim runtime where include is not be available.

{% render '@vf-form__helper', {
  "component-type": "form",
  "helper_text": "You have done something wrong.",
  "error": true
} %}
                
HTML
<p class="vf-form__helper vf-form__helper--error">You have done something wrong.</p>
              

Usage

If you need to include more descriptive explanations of what the input requires make use of the component <span class="vf-form__helper"></span> where you can add more text.

If your form has any type of validation (either on the client or server) you can make use of vf-form__helper--error to help with inputs that do not have the correct content.

Installation info

This component is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install the vf-form__helper with this command.

$ yarn add --dev @visual-framework/vf-form__helper

Sass/CSS

The source files included are written in Sass(scss). You can point your Sass include-path at your node_modules directory and import it like this.

@import "@visual-framework/vf-form__helper/index.scss";

Make sure you import Sass requirements along with the modules. You can use a project boilerplate or the vf-sass-starter

Changelog

Changelog

1.1.2

  • Implements updated vf-search markup.
  • Changes a few pages on how it works with nunjucks and markdown.

1.1.0

  • updates Design Tokens homepage.
  • adds neutral colour tokens
  • adds 'status banners' for components in the documentation page.
  • Adds the form options as their own set of components in the list.
  • https://github.com/visual-framework/vf-core/pull/1390/files
  • Updates to use 11ty 0.12.1
  • https://github.com/visual-framework/vf-core/pull/1435

1.0.24

  • changes the vf-intro so it's a white background, removes the padding.
  • changes the links in vf-intro to be the 'correct' buttons.

1.0.23

  • small change to cards on homepage

1.0.18

  • dependency bump

1.0.17

  • dependency bump

1.0.16

  • dependency bump

1.0.13

  • dependency bump
  • adds roamap and consultation docs

1.0.12

  • design token documenation now lives in the component libary

1.0.7

  • adds updates blog

1.0.6

  • begin to make more pattern/boilerplate guidance
  • minor templating updates

1.0.5

  • dependency bump

1.0.4

  • uses vf-favicon
  • adds meta attributes

1.0.3

  • run vf-component-assets:everything on local dev
  • remove reference to removed /css/app.css

1.0.2

  • Add 404
  • Fix component CSS generation

1.0.1

  • Also generate per-component CSS with vf-css:generate-component-css

1.0.0

  • Initial release to be used with vf-core 2.2.0

Assets



File system location: components/vf-form__helper

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