Select form

Let site visitors pick one option from a list of options in a 'drop down'.

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The vf-form__select allows a site visitor to pick an available option from a group of options.

The options inside of a vf-form__select should be in alpabetical order.

When to use

You should try to use the vf-form__select as a last resort for giving site visitors a choice to pick one thing from a group of things. If possible you should use a group vf-form__radio inputs.

When not to use

If the list of options is relatively small you should use a group of vf-form_radio inputs.


Nunjucks syntax

Depending on your environment you'll want to use render or include. As a rule of thumb: server-side use include, precompiled browser use render. If you're using vf-eleventy you should use include.

Using include

You'll need to pass a context object from your code or Yaml file (example), as well as the path to the Nunjucks template. Nunjucks' include is an abstraction of render and provides some additional portability.

{% set context fromYourYamlFile %}
- or -
{% set context = { 
"component-type" : "form",
{% include "../path_to/vf-form__select/vf-form__select.njk" %}

Using render

This approach is best for bare-bones Nunjucks environments, such as precompiled templates with the Nunjucks slim runtime where include is not be available.

{% render '@vf-form__select', {
  "component-type" : "form",}
<div class="vf-form__item vf-stack">

  <label class="vf-form__label" for="vf-form__select">Choose a pet:</label>

  <select class="vf-form__select" id="vf-form__select">
    <option value="cat">Cat</option>
    <option value="hamster">Hamster</option>
    <option value="parrot">Parrot</option>
    <option value="dog" selected>Dog</option>
    <option value="spider">Spider</option>
    <option value="goldfish">Goldfish</option>



Installation info

This component is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install the vf-form__select with this command.

$ yarn add --dev @visual-framework/vf-form__select


The source files included are written in Sass(scss). You can point your Sass include-path at your node_modules directory and import it like this.

@import "@visual-framework/vf-form__select/index.scss";

Make sure you import Sass requirements along with the modules. You can use a project boilerplate or the vf-sass-starter




  • Allow margins to be handled by set-type mixin.


  • reworks the inputs to make more use of nunjucks
  • restyles the inputs to match latest design direction
  • adds better documentation


  • changes any set- style functions to cleaner version


  • Adds vf-stack in example code.
  • Changes some of the styling to match inputs.


  • adds webkit-appearance: none; as needed for Safari browsers as autoprefixer is not doing this


  • Version bump only for package @visual-framework/vf-form__select


  • Version bump only for package @visual-framework/vf-form__select


File system location: components/vf-form__select

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