How to disable a button with other HTML tags inside in a form in LiveView?

For example, if I have a button which has an SVG element inside then I can not really use phx-disable-with because it will just replace the inner HTML with the string for the attribute phx-disable-with. If I don’t use that attribute then my button won’t be disabled.

How can I make it so that my button will be disabled and the inner HTML will stay the same during phx-submit event handling?

Could you add JS commands to the button to achieve what you’re after?

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Did you figure it out? Im dealing with the same issue…

The solution was in this post How to animate when the button is disabled on submit in LiveView? - #2 by ncusan

For futures me :smiling_face: , this is what I built:

  attr(:label, :string, default: "Save")
  attr(:in_progress_label, :string, default: "Saving...")

  def save_modal_button(assigns) do
    ~H"""
    <button
      id="save-button"
      type="submit"
      phx-disable-with=""
      class="btn min-w-[7rem] rounded-full bg-primary font-medium text-white hover:bg-primary-focus focus:bg-primary-focus active:bg-primary-focus/90 dark:bg-accent dark:hover:bg-accent-focus dark:focus:bg-accent-focus dark:active:bg-accent/90"
    >
      <svg
        role="status"
        class="while-submitting inline mr-3 w-4 h-4 text-white animate-spin"
        viewBox="0 0 100 101"
        fill="none"
        xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
      >
        <path
          d="M100 50.5908C100 78.2051 77.6142 100.591 50 100.591C22.3858 100.591 0 78.2051 0 50.5908C0 22.9766 22.3858 0.59082 50 0.59082C77.6142 0.59082 100 22.9766 100 50.5908ZM9.08144 50.5908C9.08144 73.1895 27.4013 91.5094 50 91.5094C72.5987 91.5094 90.9186 73.1895 90.9186 50.5908C90.9186 27.9921 72.5987 9.67226 50 9.67226C27.4013 9.67226 9.08144 27.9921 9.08144 50.5908Z"
          fill="#E5E7EB"
        />
        <path
          d="M93.9676 39.0409C96.393 38.4038 97.8624 35.9116 97.0079 33.5539C95.2932 28.8227 92.871 24.3692 89.8167 20.348C85.8452 15.1192 80.8826 10.7238 75.2124 7.41289C69.5422 4.10194 63.2754 1.94025 56.7698 1.05124C51.7666 0.367541 46.6976 0.446843 41.7345 1.27873C39.2613 1.69328 37.813 4.19778 38.4501 6.62326C39.0873 9.04874 41.5694 10.4717 44.0505 10.1071C47.8511 9.54855 51.7191 9.52689 55.5402 10.0491C60.8642 10.7766 65.9928 12.5457 70.6331 15.2552C75.2735 17.9648 79.3347 21.5619 82.5849 25.841C84.9175 28.9121 86.7997 32.2913 88.1811 35.8758C89.083 38.2158 91.5421 39.6781 93.9676 39.0409Z"
          fill="currentColor"
        />
      </svg>
      <span class="inner-text"><%= @label %></span>
      <span class="while-submitting"><%= @in_progress_label %></span>
    </button>
    """
  end

And in your app.css:

.while-submitting { display: none; }
.phx-submit-loading .while-submitting { display: block; }
.phx-submit-loading .inner-text { display: none; }
.inner-text { display: block; }

You can use the phx-submit-loading:… modifier with tailwind (on phoenix 1.7).

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