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Create

<Create> provides us a layout to display the page. It does not contain any logic and just adds extra functionalities like action buttons and being able to give titles to the page.

We will show what <Create> does using properties with examples.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import {
FormControl,
FormErrorMessage,
FormLabel,
Input,
Select,
} from "@chakra-ui/react";
import { useSelect } from "@refinedev/core";
import { useForm } from "@refinedev/react-hook-form";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
const {
refineCore: { formLoading },
saveButtonProps,
register,
formState: { errors },
} = useForm<IPost>();

const { options } = useSelect({
resource: "categories",
});

return (
<Create isLoading={formLoading} saveButtonProps={saveButtonProps}>
<FormControl mb="3" isInvalid={!!errors?.title}>
<FormLabel>Title</FormLabel>
<Input
id="title"
type="text"
{...register("title", { required: "Title is required" })}
/>
<FormErrorMessage>{`${errors.title?.message}`}</FormErrorMessage>
</FormControl>
<FormControl mb="3" isInvalid={!!errors?.status}>
<FormLabel>Status</FormLabel>
<Select
id="content"
placeholder="Select Post Status"
{...register("status", {
required: "Status is required",
})}
>
<option>published</option>
<option>draft</option>
<option>rejected</option>
</Select>
<FormErrorMessage>{`${errors.status?.message}`}</FormErrorMessage>
</FormControl>
<FormControl mb="3" isInvalid={!!errors?.categoryId}>
<FormLabel>Category</FormLabel>
<Select
id="categoryId"
placeholder="Select Category"
{...register("categoryId", {
required: "Category is required",
})}
>
{options?.map((option) => (
<option value={option.value} key={option.value}>
{option.label}
</option>
))}
</Select>
<FormErrorMessage>{`${errors.categoryId?.message}`}</FormErrorMessage>
</FormControl>
</Create>
);
};
Good to know:

You can swizzle this component with the Refine CLI to customize it.

Properties​

title​

title allows the addition of titles inside the <Create> component by passing title props. If you don't pass title props, however, it uses the "Create" prefix and the singular resource name by default. For example, for the /posts/create resource, it would be "Create post".

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { Heading } from "@chakra-ui/react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create title={<Heading size="lg">Custom Title</Heading>}>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

saveButtonProps​

saveButtonProps can be used to customize the default button of the <Create> component that submits the form:

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create saveButtonProps={{ colorScheme: "red" }}>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the <SaveButton> documentation β†’

resource​

The <Create> component reads the resource information from the route by default. If you want to use a custom resource for the <Create> component, you can use the resource prop.

localhost:3000/custom
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const CustomPage: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create resource="categories">
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

If you have multiple resources with the same name, you can pass the identifier instead of the name of the resource. It will only be used as the main matching key for the resource, data provider methods will still work with the name of the resource defined in the <Refine/> component.

For more information, refer to the identifier section of the <Refine/> component documentation β†’

goBack​

To customize the back button or to disable it, you can use the goBack property. You can pass false or null to hide the back button.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { IconMoodSmile } from "@tabler/icons-react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create goBack={<IconMoodSmile />}>
<p>Rest of your page here 2</p>
</Create>
);
};

isLoading​

To toggle the loading state of the <Create/> component, you can use the isLoading property.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create isLoading={true}>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

To customize or disable the breadcrumb, you can use the breadcrumb property. By default it uses the Breadcrumb component from @refinedev/chakra-ui package.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create, Breadcrumb } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { Box } from "@chakra-ui/react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
breadcrumb={
<Box borderColor="blue" borderStyle="dashed" borderWidth="2px">
<Breadcrumb />
</Box>
}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the Breadcrumb documentation β†’

wrapperProps​

If you want to customize the wrapper of the <Create/> component, you can use the wrapperProps property. For @refinedev/chakra-ui wrapper element is <Card>s and wrapperProps can get every attribute that <Box> can get.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
wrapperProps={{
borderColor: "blue",
borderStyle: "dashed",
borderWidth: "2px",
}}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the Box documentation from Chakra UI β†’

headerProps​

If you want to customize the header of the <Create/> component, you can use the headerProps property.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
headerProps={{
borderColor: "blue",
borderStyle: "dashed",
borderWidth: "2px",
}}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the Box documentation from Chakra UI β†’

contentProps​

If you want to customize the content of the <Create/> component, you can use the contentProps property.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
contentProps={{
borderColor: "blue",
borderStyle: "dashed",
borderWidth: "2px",
}}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the Box documentation from Chakra UI β†’

headerButtons​

You can customize the buttons at the header by using the headerButtons property. It accepts React.ReactNode or a render function ({ defaultButtons }) => React.ReactNode which you can use to keep the existing buttons and add your own.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { Button, Box } from "@chakra-ui/react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
headerButtons={({ defaultButtons }) => (
<Box borderColor="blue" borderStyle="dashed" borderWidth="2px" p="2">
{defaultButtons}
<Button colorScheme="red" variant="solid">
Custom Button
</Button>
</Box>
)}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

headerButtonProps​

You can customize the wrapper element of the buttons at the header by using the headerButtonProps property.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { Button } from "@chakra-ui/react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
headerButtonProps={{
borderColor: "blue",
borderStyle: "dashed",
borderWidth: "2px",
}}
headerButtons={<Button type="primary">Custom Button</Button>}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the Box documentation from Chakra UI β†’

footerButtons​

By default, the <Create/> component has a <SaveButton> at the header.

You can customize the buttons at the footer by using the footerButtons property. It accepts React.ReactNode or a render function ({ defaultButtons, saveButtonProps }) => React.ReactNode which you can use to keep the existing buttons and add your own.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { Button, HStack } from "@chakra-ui/react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
footerButtons={({ defaultButtons }) => (
<HStack borderColor="blue" borderStyle="dashed" borderWidth="2px" p="2">
{defaultButtons}
<Button colorScheme="red" variant="solid">
Custom Button
</Button>
</HStack>
)}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

Or, instead of using the defaultButtons, you can create your own buttons. If you want, you can use saveButtonProps to utilize the default values of the <SaveButton> component.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";
import { Button, HStack } from "@chakra-ui/react";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
footerButtons={({ saveButtonProps }) => (
<HStack borderColor="blue" borderStyle="dashed" borderWidth="2px" p="2">
<SaveButton {...saveButtonProps} hideText />
<Button colorScheme="red" variant="solid">
Custom Button
</Button>
</HStack>
)}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

footerButtonProps​

You can customize the wrapper element of the buttons at the footer by using the footerButtonProps property.

localhost:3000/posts/create
import { Create } from "@refinedev/chakra-ui";

const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Create
footerButtonProps={{
float: "right",
borderColor: "blue",
borderStyle: "dashed",
borderWidth: "2px",
p: "2",
}}
>
<p>Rest of your page here</p>
</Create>
);
};

For more information, refer to the Box documentation from Chakra UI β†’

API Reference​

Props​