Below is a list of general settings that are offered for the majority of our components.
Label: The name or title for this component.
Hide Label: Hide the label of this component. This setting will display the label in the form builder but hide the label when the form is rendered.
Label Position: The position for the label for this field.
Label Width: The width of the label on the line in percentages.
Label Margin: The width of label margin on the line in percentages.
Placeholder: The placeholder text that will appear when this field is empty.
Description: The Description is text that will appear below the input field.
Tooltip: Adds a tooltip icon to the side of this field.
Error Label: The label that will display for the field when a validation error message is shown.
Input Mask: An input mask helps the user with input by ensuring a predefined format. For a phone number field, the input mask defaults to (999) 999-9999.
Allow Multiple masks: This setting will allow you to set multiple input masks for the field. The mask is selected by the user via a dropdown list and will dynamically switch the mask for the field when selected. This feature is only available on our formio.js renderer.
Prefix: The text to show before a field. An example is ‘$’ for money.
Suffix: The text to show after a field. An example would be ‘lbs’ for weight.
Custom CSS Class: A custom CSS class to add to this component. You may add multiple class names separated by a space.
Tab Index: Sets the tab index attribute of this component to override the tab order of the form.
Multiple Values: If checked, multiple values can be added in this field. The values will appear as an array in the API, and an “Add Another” button will be visible on the field allowing the creation of additional fields for this component.
Enable Spell Check: This setting will enable spell check on the field.
Protected: If checked, this field is for input only. When being queried by the API, it will not appear in the properties. You can still see the value on form.io by viewing the form submissions.
Persistent: If checked, the field will be stored in the database. If you want a field to not save, uncheck this box. This is useful for fields like password validation that shouldn’t save.
Encrypted: Encrypt this field on the server. This is two-way encryption which may not be suitable for passwords.
Hidden: A hidden field is still a part of the form JSON but is hidden when viewing the form is rendered.
Initial Focus: Make this field the initially focused element on this form when rendered. Only one component on this form or wizard page can carry the Initial Focus setting.
Hide Input: Hide the input when viewing the form from the front-end browser. This does not encrypt on the server. Do not use for passwords.
Disabled: Disable this field on the form.
Show Label in DataGrid: Show the label of this component when in a DataGrid.
Table View: If checked, this value will show up in the table view of the submissions list.