This page only contains information on the st.forms API. For a deeper dive into creating and using forms within Streamlit apps, read our guide on Using forms.

Create a form that batches elements together with a "Submit" button.

A form is a container that visually groups other elements and widgets together, and contains a Submit button. When the form's Submit button is pressed, all widget values inside the form will be sent to Streamlit in a batch.

To add elements to a form object, you can use with notation (preferred) or just call methods directly on the form. See examples below.

Forms have a few constraints:

  • Every form must contain a st.form_submit_button.
  • st.button and st.download_button cannot be added to a form.
  • Forms can appear anywhere in your app (sidebar, columns, etc), but they cannot be embedded inside other forms.
  • Within a form, the only widget that can have a callback function is st.form_submit_button.
Function signature[source]

st.form(key, clear_on_submit=False, *, border=True)


key (str)

A string that identifies the form. Each form must have its own key. (This key is not displayed to the user in the interface.)

clear_on_submit (bool)

If True, all widgets inside the form will be reset to their default values after the user presses the Submit button. Defaults to False. (Note that Custom Components are unaffected by this flag, and will not be reset to their defaults on form submission.)

border (bool)

Whether to show a border around the form. Defaults to True.


Not showing a border can be confusing to viewers since interacting with a widget in the form will do nothing. You should only remove the border if there's another border (e.g. because of an expander) or the form is small (e.g. just a text input and a submit button).


Inserting elements using with notation:

import streamlit as st

with st.form("my_form"):
   st.write("Inside the form")
   slider_val = st.slider("Form slider")
   checkbox_val = st.checkbox("Form checkbox")

   # Every form must have a submit button.
   submitted = st.form_submit_button("Submit")
   if submitted:
       st.write("slider", slider_val, "checkbox", checkbox_val)

st.write("Outside the form")

Inserting elements out of order:

import streamlit as st

form = st.form("my_form")
form.slider("Inside the form")
st.slider("Outside the form")

# Now add a submit button to the form:

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