Form control

Utility to easily re-use form field styles and accessibility features.
import { FormControl, useFormControl } from "@uicapsule/components";
import type { FormControlProps } from "@uicapsule/components";
Works with all UIC form fields with no additional setup
Provides a hook to use with custom form field components


FormControl provides a wrapper and separate components for the form field label, helper text, and status captions. When used together with input components provided by the UIC, those components will use the context data from the FormControl automatically.

<FormControl.Label>Favorite fruit:</FormControl.Label>
<TextField name="fruit" />
<FormControl.Helper>Melons are berries</FormControl.Helper>

By default, FormControl works with single fields, but it can be used for input groups with the group property. This will convert FormControl to a fieldset, providing better accessibility for your grouped form elements. It's handy when you need a label for a group of Radio or Checkbox fields.

<FormControl group>
<FormControl.Label>Favorite animals:</FormControl.Label>
<RadioGroup name="animalGroup">
<View gap={2}>
<Radio value="dog">Dog</Radio>
<Radio value="cat">Cat</Radio>


FormControl provides success and error statuses which control the rendering of error/success messages and let you use them to change the input styles based on the current status. Error and success messages render only when their status is on, but helper is rendered all the time by default. If you want to hide the helper message when input status changes, you can use conditional rendering based on the status.

<FormControl hasError>
<FormControl.Label>Favorite fruit:</FormControl.Label>
<TextField name="fruit" />
<FormControl.Helper>Melons are berries</FormControl.Helper>
<FormControl.Error>This field is required</FormControl.Error>
<FormControl.Success>All data is correct!</FormControl.Success>


FormControl comes in two sizes, where medium is a the default one. You can use large together with larger input sizes to align the text size.

<FormControl size="large">
<FormControl.Label>Favorite fruit</FormControl.Label>
<TextField name="fruit" value="Apple" size="xlarge" />
<FormControl.Helper>Melons are berries</FormControl.Helper>

Using with custom inputs

When using FormControl to render custom-built input fields, you can get all the context data with the useFormControl hook. All propertiess provided by useFormControl can be found in its documentation.

function Example() {
const CustomInput = () => {
const { attributes } = useFormControl();
return <input {...attributes} type="text" />;
return (
<CustomInput />


FormControl provides all attributes required by accessibility standards to the wrapped elements. They are passed to the UIC input components by default but make sure all of them are used when building custom input components.