Now our settings page is going to have a form that will take a user’s credit card details, get a stripe token and call our billing API with it. Let’s start by adding the Stripe React SDK to our project.

Change indicator Run the following in the packages/frontend/ directory.

$ pnpm add --save @stripe/react-stripe-js

Next let’s create our billing form component.

Change indicator Add the following to a new file in src/components/BillingForm.tsx.

import React, { useState } from "react";
import Form from "react-bootstrap/Form";
import Stack from "react-bootstrap/Stack";
import { useFormFields } from "../lib/hooksLib";
import { Token, StripeError } from "@stripe/stripe-js";
import LoaderButton from "../components/LoaderButton";
import { CardElement, useStripe, useElements } from "@stripe/react-stripe-js";
import "./BillingForm.css";

export interface BillingFormType {
  isLoading: boolean;
  onSubmit: (
    storage: string,
    info: { token?: Token; error?: StripeError }
  ) => Promise<void>;

export function BillingForm({ isLoading, onSubmit }: BillingFormType) {
  const stripe = useStripe();
  const elements = useElements();
  const [fields, handleFieldChange] = useFormFields({
    name: "",
    storage: "",
  const [isProcessing, setIsProcessing] = useState(false);
  const [isCardComplete, setIsCardComplete] = useState(false);

  isLoading = isProcessing || isLoading;

  function validateForm() {
    return (
      stripe &&
      elements && !== "" && !== "" &&

  async function handleSubmitClick(event: React.FormEvent<HTMLFormElement>) {

    if (!stripe || !elements) {
      // Stripe.js has not loaded yet. Make sure to disable
      // form submission until Stripe.js has loaded.

    if (!elements.getElement(CardElement)) {


    const cardElement = elements.getElement(CardElement);

    if (!cardElement) {

    const { token, error } = await stripe.createToken(cardElement);


    onSubmit(, { token, error });

  return (
    <Form className="BillingForm" onSubmit={handleSubmitClick}>
      <Form.Group controlId="storage">
          placeholder="Number of notes to store"
      <hr />
      <Stack gap={3}>
        <Form.Group controlId="name">
          <Form.Label>Cardholder&apos;s name</Form.Label>
            placeholder="Name on the card"
          <Form.Label>Credit Card Info</Form.Label>
            onChange={(e) => setIsCardComplete(e.complete)}
              style: {
                base: {
                  fontSize: "16px",
                  fontWeight: "400",
                  color: "#495057",
                  fontFamily: "'Open Sans', sans-serif",

Let’s quickly go over what we are doing here:

  • To begin with we are getting a reference to the Stripe object by calling useStripe.

  • As for the fields in our form, we have input field of type number that allows a user to enter the number of notes they want to store. We also take the name on the credit card. These are stored in the state through the handleFieldChange method that we get from our useFormFields custom React Hook.

  • The credit card number form is provided by the Stripe React SDK through the CardElement component that we import in the header.

  • The submit button has a loading state that is set to true when we call Stripe to get a token and when we call our billing API. However, since our Settings container is calling the billing API we use the props.isLoading to set the state of the button from the Settings container.

  • We also validate this form by checking if the name, the number of notes, and the card details are complete. For the card details, we use the CardElement’s onChange method.

  • Finally, once the user completes and submits the form we make a call to Stripe by passing in the CardElement. It uses this to generate a token for the specific call. We simply pass this and the number of notes to be stored to the settings page via the onSubmit method. We will be setting this up shortly.

You can read more about how to use the React Stripe SDK here.

Also, let’s add some styles to the card field so it matches the rest of our UI.

Change indicator Create a file at src/components/BillingForm.css.

.BillingForm .card-field {
  line-height: 1.5;
  padding: 0.65rem 0.75rem;
  background-color: var(--bs-body-bg);
  border: 1px solid var(--bs-border-color);
  border-radius: var(--bs-border-radius-lg);
  transition: border-color 0.15s ease-in-out, box-shadow 0.15s ease-in-out;

.BillingForm .card-field.StripeElement--focus {
  outline: 0;
  border-color: #86B7FE;
  box-shadow: 0 0 0 .25rem rgba(13, 110, 253, 0.25);

These styles might look complicated. But we are just copying them from the other form fields on the page to make sure that the card field looks like them.

Next we’ll plug our form into the settings page.