Alex Patterson
Alex Patterson

Learn Svelte: The Ultimate Guide - Inputs Bindings and Reactivity

Svelte Inputs Bindings and Reactivity

Svelte is a modern JavaScript framework that is quickly gaining popularity among web developers. One of the things that makes Svelte so powerful is its reactivity system. Reactivity allows Svelte components to automatically update their state when the data they depend on changes. This makes it easy to build complex user interfaces that are always up-to-date.

In this blog post, we will discuss Svelte inputs, bindings, and reactivity. We will learn how to create Svelte inputs, how to bind inputs to data, and how to use reactivity to keep our user interfaces up-to-date.

What are Svelte Inputs?

Svelte inputs are components that allow users to enter data. Svelte inputs can be used to collect user input for a variety of purposes, such as searching, filtering, and creating new records.

There are two types of Svelte inputs: text inputs and select inputs. Text inputs allow users to enter free-form text, while select inputs allow users to choose from a list of options.

How to Create Svelte Inputs

Svelte inputs are created using the input tag. The input tag takes a number of attributes, including:

  • type: The type of input, such as text or select.
  • name: The name of the input.
  • value: The initial value of the input.

For example, the following code creates a text input with the name name and the initial value John Doe:

<input type="text" name="name" value="John Doe" />

How to Bind Svelte Inputs to Data

Svelte inputs can be bound to data using the bind:value attribute. The bind:value attribute takes a variable name as its value. When the value of the input changes, the variable will be updated with the new value.

For example, the following code binds a text input to a variable called name:

<input type="text" bind:value="name">

How to Use Reactivity to Keep User Interfaces Up-to-Date

Svelte’s reactivity system automatically updates Svelte components when the data they depend on changes. This means that we don’t have to manually update our components when the data changes.

For example, the following code creates a component that displays the value of a text input:

{#if name}
	<p>Your name is {{ name }}</p>

When the user changes the value of the input, the component will automatically update to display the new value.


Svelte inputs, bindings, and reactivity are powerful tools that can be used to build complex user interfaces. By understanding how to use these tools, we can build web applications that are both efficient and user-friendly.