A dynamic form for React styled with bootstrap

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import reactBootstrapForm from '';



react-bootstrap-form is a dynamic form for react with validation and data posting support with customizable input components.

Browser support

Tested in Chrome only at the moment. Please report your issues and we can check.


Using npm

$ npm install --save react-bootstrap-form

Then with a module bundler like webpack that supports either CommonJS or ES2015 modules, import the Form:

// Using an ES6 transpiler, like babel
import Form, { ValidationError, TextInput } from 'react-router';

// Not using an ES6 transpiler
var Form = require('react-bootstrap-form');
var ValidationError = require('react-bootstrap-form').ValidationError;


The simplest use case

import React from 'react';
import { render } from 'react-dom';
import Form from 'react-bootstrap-form';

// Define your form attributes
const attributes = [
    { type: "Text", name: "username", required: true, label: "Username" },
    { type: "Date", name: "dob", required: true, label: "Date of Birth"},
    { type: "TextArea", name: "description", label: "Description" }

// Render the form within your UI
class App extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return <Form action="/" method="GET" className="form" attributes={attributes} />

render( <App />, document.body);

The data is posted as a JSON object with the values provided. In this example it could be

{ username: "...", dob: "yyyy-mm-dd", description: "......" }

Customizing the Form
Alternatively you can use Input to define a input and Fieldset for other input elements. The Form connects with only specially built input components like TextInput,DateInput, RadioInput, etc which are
mapped with type prop in the Input. Check out the documentation to find out how to build your own components that connects with the Form automatically.

  import React from 'react';
  import { render } from 'react-dom';
  import Form, { Input, Fieldset } from 'react-bootstrap-form';

        <Input type="Text" name="username" label="Username"
              required=true />,
        <Input type="Date" name="dob" label="Date of Birth"
              required=true />
        <Input type="TextArea" name="description" label="Description" />

        <Fieldset label="">
          <button className="btn btn-primary" type="submit">Post</button>