InputText is an extension to standard input element with theming and keyfiltering.

import { InputText } from 'primereact/inputtext';

InputText is used as a controlled input with value and onChange properties.

<InputText value={value} onChange={(e) => setValue(} />

Icons can be placed inside an input element by wrapping both the input and the icon with an element that has either .p-input-icon-left or p-input-icon-right class.

<span className="p-input-icon-left">
    <i className="pi pi-search" />
    <InputText placeholder="Search" />

<span className="p-input-icon-right">
    <i className="pi pi-spin pi-spinner" />
    <InputText />

InputText has built-in key filtering support to block certain keys, refer to keyfilter page for more information.

<InputText keyfilter="int" placeholder="Integers" />

Apply .p-input-sm to reduce the size of the input element or .p-input-lg to enlarge it.

<InputText type="text" className="p-inputtext-sm" placeholder="Small" />
<InputText type="text" placeholder="Normal" />
<InputText type="text" className="p-inputtext-lg" placeholder="Large" />

An advisory text can be defined with the semantic small tag.

Enter your username to reset your password.

<div className="flex flex-column gap-2">
    <label htmlFor="username">Username</label>
    <InputText id="username" aria-describedby="username-help" />
    <small id="username-help">
        Enter your username to reset your password.

A floating label appears on top of the input field when focused.

<span className="p-float-label">
    <InputText id="username" value={value} onChange={(e) => setValue(} />
    <label htmlFor="username">Username</label>

Invalid state style is added using the p-invalid class to indicate a failed validation.

<InputText className="p-invalid" />

When disabled is present, the element cannot be edited and focused.

<InputText disabled placeholder="Disabled" />
Compatibility with popular React form libraries.

Formik is a popular library for handling forms in React.


<Toast ref={toast} />
    onChange={(e) => {
    className={classNames({ 'p-invalid': isFormFieldInvalid('value') })}

React Hook Form is another popular React library to handle forms.


<Toast ref={toast} />
    rules={{ required: 'Name - Surname is required.' }}
    render={({ field, fieldState }) => (
            <label htmlFor={} className={classNames({ 'p-error': errors.value })}></label>
            <span className="p-float-label">
                <InputText inputId={} value={field.value} inputRef={field.ref} className={classNames({ 'p-invalid': fieldState.error })} onChange={(e) => field.onChange(} />
                <label htmlFor={}>Name - Surname</label>

Following is the list of structural style classes, for theming classes visit theming page.

p-inputtextInput element
Accessibility guide documents the specification of this component based on WCAG guidelines, the implementation is in progress.

Screen Reader

InputText component renders a native input element that implicitly includes any passed prop. Value to describe the component can either be provided via label tag combined with id prop or using aria-labelledby, aria-label props.

<label htmlFor="firstname">Firstname</label>
<InputText id="firstname" />

<span id="lastname">Lastname</span>
<InputText aria-labelledby="lastname" />

<InputText aria-label="Age"/>

Keyboard Support

tabMoves focus to the input.
Visit the API documentation for detailed information about all the properties, events and methods of the component.