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Learn how to compose default components with custom elements

The asChild Prop

In Ark UI, the asChild prop lets you integrate custom components, ensuring consistent styling and behavior while promoting flexibility and reusability. All Ark components that render a DOM element accept the asChild prop.

Here's an example using asChild to integrate a custom Button component within a Popover:

<script setup lang="ts">
import { Button } from '@acme/ui-lib'
import { Popover } from '@ark-ui/vue'

    <Popover.Trigger asChild>

In this example, the asChild prop allows the Button to be used as the trigger for the Popover, inheriting its behaviors from Popover.Trigger.

The Ark Factory

You can use the ark factory to create your own elements that work just like Ark UI components.

<script setup lang="ts">
import { ark } from '@ark-ui/vue'

  <ark.div id="parent" className="parent" :style="{ background: 'red' }" asChild>
    <ark.span id="child" className="child" :style="{ color: 'blue' }">Ark UI</ark.span>

This will produce the following HTML:

<span id="child" class="parent child" style="background: red; color: blue;">Ark UI</span>


When using the asChild prop, ensure you pass only a single child element. Passing multiple children may cause rendering issues.

Certain components, such as Checkbox.Root or RadioGroup.Item, have specific requirements for their child elements. For instance, they may require a label element as a child. If you change the underlying element type, ensure it remains accessible and functional.