In this second part of the HTML_QuickForm primer, I will demonstrate the advanced features of the package - these include "hierarchical" drop downs, "auto-complete" text boxes, integration with the "Smarty" template engine, and much, much more.
Using HTML_QuickForm To Manage Web Forms, Part 2 (Page 1 of 7 )
In the first part of the tutorial, I gave you a quick run down on the essential features of the HTML_QuickForm.
Ready for a quick refresher?
It started with a note on how to install PEAR (and HTML_QuickForm) on your server and then, demonstrated the basic capabilities of the HTML_QuickForm package. Next, I discussed the concept of "rules" and "filters", used for validating and cleaning the data entered by the user. Finally, I showed you how to insert the Web form data into a database.
Today, I will discuss the "complex" features - these include "auto-complete" textboxes, "hierarchical" drop down menus, an "advanced" version of the checkbox <FORM> element, the use of templates - built-in and external - to drive the Web form layout, and the ability to upload files.