Vue Form Validation with Vuelidate
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Vue Form Validation with Vuelidate

Vue Form Validation with Vuelidate


Form validation using basic Vue is straightforward. The problem comes with the lack of different validation checks and dynamic checking. Instead of writing my form validation functions, I decided to use Vuelidate.

What is vuelidate

Vuelidate is a simple, lightweight model-based validation for Vue.js. It is model-based, decoupled from templates, and has a collection of validations. It's considered the standard validation library for Vue.js.

How do I install Vuelidate

1) Install the package via npm

npm install vuelidate --save
npm install

2) Import the library and use as a Vue plugin.

import Vue from 'vue'
import Vuelidate from 'vuelidate'
import vuelidate into your Vue app

How do I use Vuelidate

    <form @submit="handleSubmit">
    	<input type="text" v-model="name" />
        <input type="submit">

import { required, minLength } from 'vuelidate/lib/validators'

export default {
  data() {
    return {
      name: '',
      age: 0
  validations: {
    name: {
      minLength: minLength(4)
  methods: {
      handleSubmit(e) {
          this.$v.$touch() // we check the form to see if it's valid
          if (this.$v.$invalid) return; // if any of the validations fail, we don't move on
          console.log('yay your form is successful')
simple vuelidate form

As you can see from above, we have a simple form. We use vuelidate and its libraries to require the name model. Required means the name cannot be an empty string. We also validate the minimum length of the name is at least 4 characters. This validation happens after the user clicks on the submit button. In the handleSubmit method, we use $v.$touch to check the validation of the model.

If the name model is not validated, then we don't move on, usually this is where we have some sort of error message.

How to use requiredIf with props

We can also create our custom validation. My goal to create a conditional validation based on its props. Vuelidate has a validator requiredIf which can make the field optionally or conditionally required. We can combine this with the prop by passing a function to requiredIf.

prop: {
	active: {
    	type: Boolean,
        default: true
validations: {
  field: {
    required: requiredIf(function () {
      return // return true if this field is required
using requiredIf