Advanced Usage

Overriding Classes

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When you override a component class with your own, you will need to update the class referenced for the component alias in the config. For the select component, it would look like this:

Custom Class:


namespace App\View;

use Rawilk\FormComponents\Components\Inputs\Select;

class MySelect extends Select
    // Override stuff here...
     * You will need to override this method to
     * let the BladeComponent parent class
     * know where to look for this component's
     * view.
     * Alternatively, you can override the
     * "render" method.
    public static function getName(): string
        return '';



return [
    'components' => [
        // ...
        'select' => \App\View\MySelect::class,

    // ...

{note} If you choose to override a class, you will need to override either the getName method (as shown in code above) or override the render method, so the parent BladeComponent class will use the correct view.

Some component classes will also need to be bound in the container in a service provider since internally this package does not reference components by alias. One of those components is the label component, which is referenced by the form-group component internally. To have the correct class be used, you can bind the overridden class in a service provider in the register method:


namespace App\Providers;

use App\View\MyCustomLabelClass;
use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Rawilk\FormComponents\Components\Label;

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
    public function register()
        $this->app->bind(Label::class, MyCustomLabelClass::class);

Any component classes you override should follow the same pattern as illustrated above in a service provider.

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