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Using HTML_QuickForm To Manage Web Forms, Part 1


Tired of authoring dull and dreary Web forms everyday? Fed up of programming JavaScript validations day-in and day-out? Then, the HTML_QuickForm package is just the solution for which you are looking. In the first part of this two-part tutorial, I'll get you started with the basics of building Web forms using this resourceful PEAR package.

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By: Harish Kamath
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December 22, 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Using HTML_QuickForm To Manage Web Forms, Part 1
  2. · Installing The HTML_QuickForm Package
  3. · My First HTML_QuickForm
  4. · FORM Elements
  5. · Adding Standard HMTL FORM Elements
  6. · Defining FORM Controls, Submitting Data
  7. · Grouping
  8. · "Checkbox" and "Radio" Elements
  9. · Drop Down Control and Hidden Element
  10. · Implementing Form Validations
  11. · Password Field Validation
  12. · Processing Data With HTML_QuickForm
  13. · Conclusion

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Using HTML_QuickForm To Manage Web Forms, Part 1 - "Checkbox" and "Radio" Elements
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Next, let me bring your attention to the other groupings that I have implemented in the example:

<?php

// snip

// create a checkbox group
$obj_genre[] = &HTML_QuickForm::createElement('checkbox', 'Alternative', null, 'Alternative');
$obj_genre[] = &HTML_QuickForm::createElement('checkbox', 'Hip-Hop', null, 'Hip-Hop');
$obj_genre[] = &HTML_QuickForm::createElement('checkbox', 'Other', null, 'Other');
$obj_registration_form->addGroup($obj_genre, 'chkGenre', 'Group Genre:', '<br />');

// create a radio button group
$obj_type[] = &HTML_QuickForm::createElement('radio', NULL, NULL, 'Male Solo', 'Male_Solo');
$obj_type[] = &HTML_QuickForm::createElement('radio', NULL, NULL, 'Female Solo', 'Female_Solo');
$obj_registration_form->addGroup($obj_type, 'radGroupType', 'Group Type:');

// create a multiple select drop down
$obj_registration_form->addElement('select', 'ddlLookingFor', 'Looking For:', array ("Publishing_Deal" => "Publishing Deal", "Label_Deal" => "Label Deal","Management_Deal" => "Management Deal", "Other" => "Other"), array("size" => "3", "multiple"));

// snip

?>

Here I have created a group of "checkbox" and "radio" <INPUT> elements using the createElement() static method. In this case, I have assigned the resultant element objects to an array. Next, I have passed this array of objects directly as input to the addGroup() method to render them in the browser. Note the use of a line break as a separator for the "checkbox" element - this displays each checkbox button on new line in the output.


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