Chips Input     

The Quasar Chips Input allows user to enter a group of text items, which is also editable in the form of quick deletion of the Chips in the list.

For more details on Chips used within Chips Input, please refer to its documentation.

For autocomplete functionality, also refer to QAutocomplete documentation.

Works well with QField for additional functionality such as a helper, error message placeholder and many others.


Edit /quasar.conf.js:

framework: {
components: ['QChipsInput']

Basic Usage

<q-chips-input v-model="model" />

<!-- Disabled -->
<q-chips-input v-model="model" disable />

<!-- With floating label -->
<q-chips-input v-model="model" float-label="Floating Label" />

<!-- With custom placeholder -->
<q-chips-input v-model="model" placeholder="Type some names" />

<!-- On error state -->
<q-chips-input v-model="model" error />

The model variable must be an Array.

The user can remove a Chip by clicking/tapping on the close icon. Adding a Chip is done by clicking/tapping on the component, typing and then hitting the send icon or <ENTER> key. Pressing Backspace key either removes content of the textfield or if that is empty then the last Chip.

Vue Properties

Supports v-model which should be binded to an Array of Strings in your scope.

Vue PropertyTypeDescription
chips-colorStringOverride default children chips text color.
chips-bg-colorStringOverride default children chips background color.
add-iconStringOverride add icon (the one on the right side) to another one.
readonlyBooleanIf readonly user can not add or remove chips.

Also note you can use the native DOM attributes of an input: “max-length”, “autocomplete” and so on.

Common input field properties:

autofocusBooleanFocus input field after rendering component.
placeholderStringA text to be shown on textfield, mainly to explain what should be entered.
loadingBooleanPlace the default spinner of the theme after textfield to highlight some process takes place in the background.

Also note you can use the native DOM attributes of an input: “name”, “max-length”, “autocomplete” and so on. They are applied to the native <input> contained by QChipsInput.

Common input frame properties:

prefixStringA text that should be shown before the textfield.
suffixStringA text that should be shown after the textfield.
float-labelStringA text label that will “float” up above the input field, once the input field gets focus.
stack-labelStringA text label that will be shown above the input field and is static.
colorStringOne from Quasar Color Palette.
invertedBooleanInverted mode. Color is applied to background instead.
inverted-lightBooleanInverted mode with a light color. Color is applied to background instead.
hide-underlineBooleanHides the bottom border.
darkBooleanIs QChipsInput rendered on a dark background?
alignStringOne of ‘left’, ‘center’ or ‘right’ which determines the text align within textfield.
disableBooleanIf set to true, textfield is disabled and the user cannot type anything.
warningBooleanIf set to true, the component colors are changed to show there is a warning.
errorBooleanIf set to true, the input fields colors are changed to show there is an error.
beforeArray of ObjectsIcon buttons on left side of input frame. Read below more details.
afterArray of ObjectsIcon buttons on right side of input frame. Read below more details.
no-parent-fieldBooleanAvoid trying to connect to a parent QField.
upper-caseBooleanTransform input to upper case.
lower-caseBooleanTransform input to lower case.

Icon buttons

This section refers to before and after properties which can add additional buttons as icons to the textfield. Here is the structure of the two properties:

// required icon
icon: String,
// required function to call when
// icon is clicked/tapped
handler: Function,

// Optional. Show icon button
// if model has a value
content: Boolean,

// Optional. Show icon button
// if textfield is marked with error
error: Boolean


icon: 'warning',
error: true,
handler () {
// do something...


As you may have noticed above, there’s a “color”, “chips-color” and “chips-bg-color” along with “inverted”/“inverted-light” and “dark” properties.
By default, if you only use “color” then the input frame and Chips will share the color. If there’s also a “chips-color” or “chips-bg-color” specified then the encapsulated chips’ colors will be overwritten.
When you want the frame inverted (color is applied to background), then specify “inverted” property. Use “inverted-light” when the color is light.
When used on a dark background, specify “dark” property.

<!-- Use a color. -->
<q-chips-input color="secondary" v-model="model" />

<!-- Use a color on inverted mode (background gets colored). -->
<q-chips-input color="secondary" v-model="model" />

Coloring the encapsulated Chips.

When we use the component on a dark background,
so we specify "dark" property.
<div class="bg-grey-9" style="padding: 15px">
<q-chips-input dark color="amber" v-model="model" />

Lazy Input

Vue will soon supply the .lazy modifier for v-model on components too, but until then, you can use the longer equivalent form:

@change="val => { model = val }"


You can use QAutocomplete to provide the user a list of values to select from.
While the list of found values is open <ENTER> key will select a value from it and add it to the list.
If you want to add a value not found in the list either hit the send icon or press <ESC> key to hide the list and then the <ENTER> key.

<q-chips-input v-model="model" placeholder="Add from list or new ones">
<q-autocomplete @search="search" @selected="selected" />

Vue Methods

Vue MethodDescription
add(value)Adds value to the model.
remove(index)Removes value at index in model.
focus()Focuses the input text field within Chips Input.
select()Selects all textfield text and focuses.
clear()Resets the model to an empty string.

Vue Events

Vue EventDescription
@input(newVal)Triggered immediately on model value change.
@change(newVal)Triggered on lazy model value change.
@clear(clearVal)Triggered when the model is cleared.
@duplicate(val)Triggered when user tries to add a duplicate value.
@add(val)Triggered when user adds a value.
@remove({index, value})Triggered when one Chip is removed.

More Examples

Wrapped with QField

helper="Some helper here"
<q-chips-input float-label="Float Label" v-model="model" />

Usage Inside of a List

<q-item multiline>
<q-item-side icon="edit" />
<q-chips-input v-model="model" placeholder="Type names"/>