How to Create React Custom Input & Password Field (show/hide) in 5 minutes

Muhammad Syakirurohman
Frontend Engineer
6 min read

In the previous post, I shared about how I built Paradise UI, a React component library with Monorepo architecture. I split the library into multiple independent component packages so everyone can pick and install only certain components based on their needs.

In this post, I'm going to share about the TextField component, the first component I made when I started Paradise UI. You might want to save or bookmark this for future reference.

In Paradise UI, TextField component is a native <input> component that is enhanced so it can be used for some use cases quickly, without having to manage the states or add css style.

Without further ado, let's see how to implement it.

Installation & Basic Usage

Just pick one of the commands below based on your favorite package manager.

yarn add @paradise-ui/text-field
# or
npm i @paradise-ui/text-field
# or
pnpm i @paradise-ui/text-field

@paradise-ui/text-field export 1 component and 2 functions:

  • TextField component itself
  • defaultTextFieldElementClass a function that will generate default classes for all elements inside TextField component
  • tailwindTextFieldElementClass a function that will generate tailwind classes for all elements inside TextField component

Default usage

import { TextField } from '@paradise-ui/text-field'
import '@package-ui/text-field/style'

const ParentComponent = () => {
return <TextField label="Lorem ipsum"/>
}

You need to import the style because all Paradise UI components are unstyled by default.

With Tailwind

import { TextField, tailwindTextFieldElementClass } from '@paradise-ui/text-field'

const ParentComponent = () => {
return <TextField elementClass={tailwindTextFieldElementClass} label="Lorem ipsum" />
}

If you are using Tailwindcss, you don't need to import the style, but you have to add Paradise UI path into your Tailwindcss config.

tailwind.config.js
/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
module.exports = {
content: [
...,
'./node_modules/@paradise-ui/**/*.{js,ts}'
],
...
}

Although the documentation for this component is not ready, you can customize and change all props on this page.

Use cases

Now let's see some use cases where you can implement TextField component

Size and Variants

TextField component come with 3 sizes (sm, md, lg) and 3 variants (outlined, filled, line). The default size is md and the default variant is outlined.

Size

Variants

<div class="flex flex-col gap-2 max-w-[370px] mx-auto">
<h3>Size</h3>
<TextField size="sm" placeholder="Small text field"/>
<TextField placeholder="Medium text field"/>
<TextField size="lg" placeholder="Large text field"/>
<h3>Variants</h3>
<TextField variant="line" placeholder="Line text field"/>
<TextField placeholder="Outlined text field"/>
<TextField variant="filled" placeholder="Filled text field"/>
</div>

Input with Helper & Error message

Paradise UI TextField component also allows you to implement form validation logic and show error messages.

Check your username availability
export const HelperAndErrorMessage = () => {
const [errorMessage, setErrorMessage] = useState('');
return (
<form
className='flex gap-2 items-center'
onSubmit={(e) => {
e.preventDefault();
setErrorMessage('Username is already taken')
}}
>
<TextField
label='Username'
prefix={<AtSign size={16} strokeWidth={1} />}
errorMessage={errorMessage}
helperText='Check your username availability'
/>
<Button className='shrink-0' type='submit'>Submit</Button>
</form>
)
}

Input with Custom label

You can also pass a custom element or React component to label props to implement TextField component with a custom label.

<div class="flex flex-col gap-2 max-w-[370px] mx-auto">
<TextField
label={<>
<div className='font-bold'>Custom label</div>
<small className='text-[var(--pui-text-secondary)]'>This is a custom label</small>
</>}
placeholder='Input placeholder'
/>
</div>

Input with Custom icon, prefix & suffix

Like label, prefix, and suffix props are also able to accept custom elements, making them customizable.

https://
.devaradise.com
<div class="flex flex-col py-2 gap-4 max-w-[370px] mx-auto">
<TextField
label='Product Price'
prefix={<DollarSign size={16} strokeWidth={1.5}/>}
placeholder='0.00'
/>
<TextField
variant='filled'
label='Subdomain'
prefix='https://'
suffix='.devaradise.com'
placeholder='subdomain'
/>
<form
onSubmit={(e) => {
e.preventDefault();
alert('trigger search function')
}}
>
<TextField
variant='line'
label='Search'
prefix={<UserSearch size={16} strokeWidth={1.5}/>}
suffix={
<Button
variant='text'
type='submit'
size='sm'
>
<Search size={16}/>
</Button>
}
placeholder='Type and enter to search ...'
/>
</form>
</div>

Show/Hide Password Field

Showing and hiding password input can also be implemented by changing the type props upon clicking the custom suffix.

export const PasswordShowAndHide = () => {
const [value, setValue] = useState('');
const [visible, setVisible] = useState(false);
return (
<TextField
label='Password'
placeholder='Placeholder'
type={visible ? 'text' : 'password'}
value={value} onChange={value => setValue(value)} prefix={<Lock size={16} strokeWidth={1.5} />}
suffix={
<a className='cursor-pointer text-inherit flex items-center' onClick={() => setVisible(!visible)}>
{visible ? <EyeOff size={16} strokeWidth={1.5} /> : <Eye size={16} strokeWidth={1.5} />}
</a>
}
/>
)
}

Advanced Customization

Since all Paradise UI components are unstyled by default, you can entirely implement your custom style. You can refer to style.scss file before you write your custom css.

You can also change the element class by making a custom element class generator. Since I haven't completed the documentation yet, you can refer to Alert customization documentation to create a custom element class.

Feedback

This component, along with another component in Paradise UI still in development. Feedback is greatly appreciated for the improvement of this project.

Please kindly give me feedback through a comment section below 😄.

Thank you, have a good day.