Manage React form state with Formik

Manage React form
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Welcome to our guide on how to manage React form state with Formik. Form elements hold their values in their own internal state – at odds with React's state-driven approach. To make the two work together, we need a more involved solution, such as using controlled components for each field.

But there are many more aspects to creating a form than just capturing data. We need to check the formatting is correct, all required fields have been set and that everything was sent successfully when submitted. That leads to a lot of complicated logic that can build up fast. This is where Formik can help. 

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Matt Crouch

Matt Crouch is a front end developer who uses his knowledge of React, GraphQL and Styled Components to build online platforms for award-winning startups across the UK. He has written a range of articles and tutorials for net and Web Designer magazines covering the latest and greatest web development tools and technologies.