With CFFORM, you gain the advantage of access to these Java applet-based controls without having to know the Java language, and, you don’t have to juggle . cfform. Builds a form with CFML custom control tags; these provide more functionality than standard HTML form input elements. cfform>. cfform();. I started out with cfform back in the day, but eventually wanted to do more robust things (validations, etc) than cfform was able to handle. That forced me to learn.

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Integer number of seconds for which to keep the form data in the Flash cache on the server. As you gain experience, you’ll want to drop these tags and move onto other techniques to create more robust applications. All controls are in Flash format.

All of these control tags require that the browser is JavaScript-enabled. Other browsers, like older versions of Netscape, require you to navigate some simple option windows. When you use such a structure, you do not want submitting form information to cause a new page to be displayed; instead, you want dynamic code to modify the existing page without causing a complete reload. To allow them to display consistently across a variety of browsers, these applets use the Java plug-in.

The method the browser uses to send the form data to the server: Use the right tool for the right job. Basically, they are training wheels. Creates a multiline text input box.

Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

Creates a container control for organizing and formatting multiple form controls. But, you need those tags to get started.


One possible approach is using the XML skinnable forms: Attributes The following table lists attributes that ColdFusion uses directly. Creates a tree control. The cftree completePath attribute must be set to yes. If yes, expands previously-selected elements. For the most part, “advantages” or “disadvantages” are going to be subjective. Control Description For more information cfapplet Embeds a custom Java applet in the form.

Your ActionScript can use the errors variable to determine the fields and errors. Creating data grids with the cfgrid tag.

A simple XML form. The height of the form. They are, however, included in the generated XML as html namespace attributes to the form tag. Can also generate a ColdFusion structure that represents the tree data and attributes.

Creating Forms with the CFFORM Tag

Applies only for onSubmit or onBlur validation; has no effect for cform validation. I have been using ColdFusion for almost 14 years.

Overrides the selected attribute. If you do that, you can submit the data in each element to an ajax call like this:. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

ColdFusion Help | Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

This function is responsible for handling the error, such as displaying an error message. In Flash format, if you do not specify height and width attributes, Flash reserves browser space equal to the area of the browser window. JavaScript function to execute after input validation. Overrides the cftreeitem expand attribute. This way if there is ever a need to not use it, I don’t have to come up with a workaround. The method attribute is automatically set to post ; if you specify a value, it is ignored.

I always felt the code behind this should be open sourced so people can evolve it forward independently.


Another drawback that I ran into a long time ago which to be fair, may have been addressed sinceis that the JS generated by cfform would conflict or interfere with my hand-written JS.

Other then the ajax features, the checked attribute that accepts CF boolean and populating select with query object are features that cfinput and cfselect provide which can be quite useful.

Usage This tag requires an end tag. This method sends the data in a separate message to the server. A value of 0 prevents the data from being cached. If you omit the attribute, Flash displays a dialog box with all applicable error messages.

It can have more or fewer elements than the initial page form; only the form elements with identical names on both pages keep their data.

You can retain data on the form when the same page contains the form and the form’s action code; that is, the form submits to itself. If you specify a value in quotation marks, you must escape cfgorm by doubling them; for example: Cfcorm browsers display a single permission dialog box asking you to confirm the plug-in installation.

CFForm vs Form in Coldfusion – Stack Overflow

So I guess I’d say one big drawback is that you’re restricted to what cfform can handle. If attribute value text must include quotation marks, escape them by doubling them. I’ve been using the jQuery Validation plugin so that I can perform validation on other things like:.