AutoAnimate Plugin

AutoAnimate is a zero-config, drop-in animation utility that adds smooth transitions to any web app. It also works great with FormKit.

FormKit doesn't need much animation, but a small tasteful amount can make it clear when elements pop on and off a page, or move around — such as validation messages.

Using AutoAnimate with FormKit

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To use AutoAnimate with FormKit, install @formkit/addons:

yarn add @formkit/addons

Once you've installed the addons package, you'll need to register the AutoAnimate plugin with FormKit:

import { createApp } from 'vue'
import App from 'App.vue'
import { createAutoAnimatePlugin } from '@formkit/addons'
import { plugin, defaultConfig } from '@formkit/vue'

createApp(App).use(plugin, defaultConfig({
  plugins: [
        /* optional AutoAnimate config */
        // default:
        duration: 250,
        easing: 'ease-in-out',
        delay: 0,
        /* optional animation targets object */
        // default:
        global: ['outer', 'inner'],
        form: ['form'],
        repeater: ['items'],

If you've installed it correctly, you should have smooth transitions when showing and hiding validation messages:


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That's pretty much all you need to do! AutoAnimate is intended to be a zero-config drop in utility. However, if you really want to fine tune the plugin a little more, you can provide your own AutoAnimate options or plugins. Read more about this on the AutoAnimate documentation site.