# SchemaFormFactory

FormVueLate ships with the ability to import and use plugins to extend it's capabilities.

In order to use a plugin with SchemaForm, you have to use the provided SchemaFormFactory function.

First, import the SchemaFormFactory into your application.

import { SchemaFormFactory } from 'formvuelate'

SchemaFormFactory accepts an array of plugins that will be used to generate the SchemaForm.


SchemaFormFactory returns an extended version of SchemaForm, so the props required by SchemaForm like schema are still required - as well as the use of useSchemaForm to define the form model.

The order in which you pass the plugins is important, as they will be applied in the order they are received.

Each plugin will modify the setup function of SchemaForm and change the way the schema is parsed. The next plugin in line will receive the modified setup function that the previous one changed.

  <SchemaFormWithPlugins :schema="mySchema" />

import useVuelidate from '@vuelidate'
import VuelidatePlugin from '@formvuelate/plugin-vuelidate'
import LookupPlugin from '@formvuelate/plugin-lookup'
import VeeValidatePlugin from '@formvuelate/plugin-vee-validate'

import { SchemaFormFactory, useSchemaForm } from 'formvuelate'
import { ref } from 'vue'

const SchemaFormWithPlugins = SchemaFormFactory([
      mapComponents: {
      string: 'FormText',
      array: 'FormSelect'

export default {
  components: {
  setup () {
    const formData = ref({})

    const mySchema = ref({
      // Schema

    return {

Now that we have defined a new component called SchemaFormWithPlugins, you can use it as you normally use any other component in your application.

# Using locally imported components

The second parameter accepted by the SchemaFormFactory function is an Object with a key-value pair for component registration. This object will get merged into the components: {} declaration for generated SchemaForm component.

This option will come in useful in cases where you do not want to import your form components globally, and need to declare them locally in the component that is instantiating your form.

In the following example, two components FormSelect and FormText are imported locally into the file. They are injected into the SchemaFormFactory as the second parameter (the plugin array remains empty since no plugins are being used).

  <div id="app">
    <SchemaForm :schema="schema" />

import { ref, markRaw } from "vue"
import { SchemaFormFactory, useSchemaForm } from "formvuelate"
import FormText from "@/components/FormText"
import FormSelect from "@/components/FormSelect"


// Declare FormText and FormSelect as local components
const factory = SchemaFormFactory([], { FormText, FormSelect })

export default {
  name: "App",
  components: { SchemaForm: factory },
  setup () {
    const form = ref({
      name: '',
      pet: 'cat'

    // We can now declare our `component` property as a string, since
    // the component will be registered locally within the SchemaForm component
    const schema = ref({
      name: {
        component: 'FormText',
        label: 'Your name'
      pet: {
        component: 'FormSelect',
        label: 'Your pet',
        options: ['cat', 'dog']

    return {

Notice that the schema declares the component property as a String. This is because the generated SchemaForm can now register both the injected components locally.

The reasoning behind this is that locally registered components are not available in sub-components, as explained by the Vue 3 documentation (opens new window).