While trying to build a form, I found that it would be useful to have a one-click/touch option to clear text field values instead of selecting all the text and removing it. Even though this appears like a small issue, solving this would make users life easy! This was the driving force behind creating the Clear Field Values module for Drupal 8. The Clear Field Values module provides a way to clear data in the text field values with a single click/touch.
| Clear Field Values module
This module adds a button to clear text field values in one click/touch and provides two options at present, one is a simple cross button and the other is using font awesome icons.
Helps clear the entire input field without having to delete the whole text manually
Clears a pre-suggested input present in the input field, that the user does not require.
| Implementing the Clear Field Values module
Follow these steps to configure the Clear Field:
Go to /admin/config/clear-field/settings steps
Enable Clear Field by selecting the checkbox
Next, select the type of Button:
Fontawesome for all generic fields
You can then add the text and tooltip which you need to add along with icon or keep it empty if not required.
Add classes for the text field elements where you need the cross button to be visible.
Step 1 : Move to Settings page /admin/config/clear-field/settings
Step 2: Enable Clear Field Checkbox
Select Type of Button
Text along with X for all
Selecting the above option would add X(cross) with text beside the text field
Font Awesome for all fields generic
Enable FontAwesome module https://www.drupal.org/project/fontawesome and you can add the cross button
Default values for the text of the icon and tooltip are Clear Field & Clear field value which can be overridden.
Default values for the Classes are form-text form-email separated by a space.
For a custom-form add custom classes defined under element’s attributes under Classes field.
| Developer support
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