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Form API 3

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An overview of Drupal's form handling API, and a look at the changes in version 6 of Drupal.

An overview of Drupal's form handling API, and a look at the changes in version 6 of Drupal.

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  • 1. Form API Til All Are One Thursday, September 20, 2007 1
  • 2. The Olden Days • HTML • Helper Functions • Duplicate Work • Weak Security Thursday, September 20, 2007 2
  • 3. Baby Jesus Node Forms Thursday, September 20, 2007 3
  • 4. Form API Basics • Structured Data • Workflow • Best Practices • Render to HTML Thursday, September 20, 2007 4
  • 5. Form API Basics function my_form() { $form = array(); $form['foo'] = array( '#type' => 'textarea', '#title' => t('Your foo'), ); $form['submit'] = array( '#type' => 'submit', '#value' => t('Submit yo foo'), ); return $form; } Thursday, September 20, 2007 5
  • 6. Form API Basics Thursday, September 20, 2007 6
  • 7. Behind The Scenes • drupal_get_form(‘my_form’) • my_form() • $_POST, XSS, XSRF • my_form_validate() • my_form_submit() • drupal_render() Thursday, September 20, 2007 7
  • 8. Stupid Form Tricks • hook_forms() Map form IDs • hook_elements() Add new form elements • hook_form_alter() Change any form Thursday, September 20, 2007 8
  • 9. New In Drupal 6 Thursday, September 20, 2007 9
  • 10. IM IN UR FORMZ RENAMIN UR BUTTONZ Thursday, September 20, 2007 10
  • 11. • Button Handlers • $op is dead • Image buttons! • Buttons renamable • AHAH Thursday, September 20, 2007 11
  • 12. WANT MAH FORM STATE Thursday, September 20, 2007 12
  • 13. • Form State • Input Values • Workflow • Storage • No Globals Thursday, September 20, 2007 13
  • 14. #MULTISTEP!?!11! DO NOT WANT Thursday, September 20, 2007 14
  • 15. • All Forms • Just Set ‘rebuild’ • Forms Cached • Handlers In Control • Validation, too! Thursday, September 20, 2007 15
  • 16. FORMZ CAT IZ BORED. WE HAZ EXAMPLE Thursday, September 20, 2007 16
  • 17. Multiple Buttons function my_form() { ... $form['submit'] = array( '#type' => 'submit', '#title' => t('Your foo'), ); $form['delete'] = array( '#type' => 'submit', '#value' => t('Preview'), '#submit' => array('delete_submit'), '#validate' => array('delete_validate'), ); return $form; } Thursday, September 20, 2007 17
  • 18. Multiple Buttons function delete_validate(&$form_state) { $values = $form_state['values']; if (empty($values['foo'])) { form_set_error('title', t('No! Bad!'); } } function delete_submit(&$form_state) { $values = $form_state['values']; // Delete Yo Stuff! $form_state['redirect'] = '<front>'; } Thursday, September 20, 2007 18
  • 19. Multiple Buttons function my_button_handler(&$form_state) { $button = $form_state['clicked_button']; if ($button['#my_special_flag']) { // Do custom stuff here } } Thursday, September 20, 2007 19
  • 20. Thursday, September 20, 2007 20
  • 21. Multi-page Form function my_form($form_state) { if (empty($form_state[‘step’]) { $form_state[‘step’] = 1; } switch ($form_state[‘step’]) { case 1: ... case 2: ... case 3: ... } } Thursday, September 20, 2007 21
  • 22. Multi-page Form function my_form_submit($form_state) { $values = $form_state[‘values’]; $form_state[‘step’] = $values[‘step’]++; if ($form_state[‘step’] < 3) { $form_state[‘rebuild’] = TRUE; } } Thursday, September 20, 2007 22
  • 23. Here’s Where It Starts To Rock Thursday, September 20, 2007 23
  • 24. Conditional CAPTCHA function my_form_alter(&$form, $form_id, $form_state) { $form['#validate'][] = 'captcha_validate'; if ($form_state['needs_captcha']) { // Add a captcha form! } } Thursday, September 20, 2007 24
  • 25. Conditional CAPTCHA function captcha_validate(&$form_state) { $values = $form_state['values']; if (!empty($values['captcha'])) { if (captcha_failed($values['captcha'])) { form_set_error('title', t('No! Bad spammer!')); } } elseif (is_spammy($values)) { $form_state['needs_captcha'] = TRUE; $form_state['rebuild'] = TRUE; } } } Thursday, September 20, 2007 25
  • 26. And Then the Ewoks Danced Thursday, September 20, 2007 26