API Reference / Vue InstantSearch Widgets / ais-search-box
Apr. 11, 2019

ais-search-box

Widget signature
<ais-search-box
  // Optional parameters
  placeholder="string"
  submit-title="string"
  reset-title="string"
  :autofocus="boolean"
  :show-loading-indicator="boolean"
  :class-names="object"
/>

About this widget

The ais-search-box widget is used to let the user set a text-based query.

This usually is the main entry point to start the search in an InstantSearch context. It is usually placed at the top of a search experience, so that the user can start searching right away.

Examples

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<ais-search-box />

Props

placeholder
type: string
default: Search here…
Optional

The input placeholder.

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<ais-search-box placeholder="Search for products..." />
submit-title
type: string
default: search
Optional

The submit button text.

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<ais-search-box submit-title="Submit the query" />
reset-title
type: string
default: clear
Optional

The clear button text.

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<ais-search-box reset-title="Remove the query" />
autofocus
type: boolean
default: false
Optional

Whether to automatically focus on the input when rendered.

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<ais-search-box autofocus />
show-loading-indicator
type: boolean
default: false
Optional

Whether to show the loading indicator (replaces the submit button if the search is stalled).

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<ais-search-box show-loading-indicator />
class-names
type: object
default: {}
Optional

The CSS classes to override.

  • ais-SearchBox: the root element of the widget.
  • ais-SearchBox-form: the form element.
  • ais-SearchBox-input: the input element.
  • ais-SearchBox-submit: the submit button element.
  • ais-SearchBox-submitIcon: Magnifier icon used with the search input.
  • ais-SearchBox-reset: the reset button element.
  • ais-SearchBox-resetIcon: the reset button icon.
  • ais-SearchBox-loadingIndicator: the loading indicator element.
  • ais-SearchBox-loadingIcon: the loading indicator icon.
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<ais-search-box
  :class-names="{
    'ais-SearchBox': 'MySearchBox',
    'ais-SearchBox-form': 'MySearchBoxForm',
    // ...
  }"
/>

Customize the UI

default

The slot to override the complete DOM output of the widget.

Scope

  • currentRefinement: string: the current query used for the search.
  • isSearchStalled: boolean: whether InstantSearch has detected that searches are stalled.
  • refine: (string) => void: the function to change the query.
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<ais-search-box>
  <div slot-scope="{ currentRefinement, isSearchStalled, refine }">
    <input
      type="search"
      v-model="currentRefinement"
      @input="refine($event.currentTarget.value)"
    >
    <span :hidden="!isSearchStalled">Loading...</span>
  </div>
</ais-search-box>
submit-icon

The slot to override the DOM output of the submit icon.

Scope

No props are provided.

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<ais-search-box>
  <div slot="submit-icon">🔎</div>
</ais-search-box>
reset-icon

The slot to override the DOM output of the reset icon.

Scope

No props are provided.

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<ais-search-box>
  <div slot="reset-icon">🚫</div>
</ais-search-box>
loading-indicator

The slot to override the DOM output of the loading indicator.

Scope

No props are provided.

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<ais-search-box>
  <div slot="loading-indicator"></div>
</ais-search-box>

HTML output

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<div class="ais-SearchBox">
  <form class="ais-SearchBox-form" novalidate>
    <input class="ais-SearchBox-input" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" autocapitalize="off" placeholder="Search for products" spellcheck="false" maxlength="512" type="search" value="" />
    <button class="ais-SearchBox-submit" type="submit" title="Submit the search query.">
      <svg class="ais-SearchBox-submitIcon" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="10" height="10" viewBox="0 0 40 40">
        ...
      </svg>
    </button>
    <button class="ais-SearchBox-reset" type="reset" title="Clear the search query." hidden>
      <svg class="ais-SearchBox-resetIcon" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 20 20" width="10" height="10">
        ...
      </svg>
    </button>
    <span class="ais-SearchBox-loadingIndicator" hidden>
      <svg width="16" height="16" viewBox="0 0 38 38" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" stroke="#444" class="ais-SearchBox-loadingIcon">
        ...
      </svg>
    </span>
  </form>
</div>

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