- name [VALUE]
- class [VALUE]
- type [VALUE]
- key_binding VALUE
- key_binding_label VALUE
- default_value [VALUE]
- sticky_value [VALUE]
- mandatory [VALUE]
- focus [VALUE]
- ajax_validates [VALUE]
- ajax_canonicalizes [VALUE]
- disable_autocomplete [VALUE]
- preamble [VALUE]
- multiple [VALUE]
- input_name [VALUE]
- label [VALUE]
- hints [VALUE]
- action [VALUE]
Jifty::Web::Form::Field - Web input of some sort
Describes a form input in a Jifty::Action.
Jifty::Web::Form::Fields know what action they are on, and acquire properties from the Jifty::Action which they are part of. Each key in the "arguments" in Jifty::Action hash becomes a
Jifty::Web::Form::Field whose "name" is that key.
Creates a new Jifty::Web::Form::Field (possibly magically blessing into a subclass). Should only be called from
Turn the current blessed class into the given widget class.
Lists the accessors that are able to be called from within a call to
new. Subclasses should extend this list.
Gets or sets the name of the field. This is separate from the name of the label (see "label") and the form input name (see "input_name"), though both default to this name. This name should match to a key in the "arguments" in Jifty::Action hash. If this
Jifty::Web::Form::Field was created via "form_field" in Jifty::Action, this is automatically set for you.
Gets or sets the CSS display class applied to the label and widget.
Gets or sets the type of the HTML <input> field -- that is, 'text' or 'password'. Defaults to 'text'.
Sets this form field's "submit" key binding to VALUE.
Sets this form field's key binding label to VALUE. If none is specified the normal label is used.
Gets or sets the default value for the form.
Gets or sets the value for the form field that was submitted in the last action.
A boolean indicating that the argument must be present when the user submits the form.
If true, put focus on this form field when the page loads.
A boolean value indicating if user input into an HTML form field for this argument should be validated via AJAX as the user fills out the form, instead of waiting until submit. Arguments will always be validated before the action is run, whether or not they also
A boolean value indicating if user input into an HTML form field for this argument should be canonicalized via AJAX as the user fills out the form, instead of waiting until submit. Arguments will always be canonicalized before the action is run, whether or not they also
Gets or sets whether to disable _browser_ autocomplete for this field.
Gets or sets the preamble located in front of the field.
A boolean indicating that the field is multiple. aka. has multiple attribute, which is useful for select field.
For the purposes of Jifty::Web::Form::Element, the unique id of this field is its input name.
If the field object is generated by Jifty::Action::Record, this holds the additional attributes declared to the corresponding column of the model.
Gets or sets the form field input name, as it is rendered in the HTML. If we've been explicitly named, return that, otherwise return a name based on the moniker of the action and the name of the form.
Return the form field's fallback name. This should be used to create a hidden input with a value of 0 to accompany checkboxes or to let comboboxes fall back to the text input if, and only if no value is selected from the SELECT. (We use this order, so that we can stick the label and not the value in the INPUT field. To make that work, we also need to clear the SELECT after the user types in the INPUT.
Gets or sets the label on the field. This defaults to the name of the object.
Hints for the user to explain this field
Returns a unique
id attribute for this field based on the field name. This is consistent for the life of the Jifty::Web::Form::Field object but isn't predictable;
Gets the current value we should be using for this form field.
If the argument is marked as "sticky" (default) and there is a value for this field from a previous action submit AND that action did not have a "success" response, returns that submit field's value. Otherwise, returns the action's argument's default_value for this field.
Outputs this form element in a span with class
form_field. This outputs the label, the widget itself, any hints, any errors, and any warnings using "render_label", "render_widget", "render_hints", "render_errors", and "render_warnings", respectively. Returns an empty string.
This is also what
Jifty::Web::Form::Fields do when stringified.
Renders a default CSS class for each part of our widget.
Output the start of div that wraps the form field
Output the div that wraps the form field
Outputs the preamble of this form field, using a <span> HTML element with CSS class
preamble and whatever "class" specifies. Returns an empty string.
Use this for sticking instructions right in front of a widget
Outputs the label of this form field, using a <label> HTML element with the CSS class
label and whatever "class" specifies. Returns an empty string.
Outputs the actual entry widget for this form element. This defaults to an <input> element, though subclasses commonly override this. Returns an empty string.
Called when a value is about to be displayed. Can be overridden to, for example, display only the
YYYY-MM-DD portion of a DateTime.
If your widget subclass has other properties it wants to insert into the html of the main widget and you haven't subclassed render_widget then you can just subclass this.
If you have subclassed render_widget then just stick them in your local sub render_widget.
We use this for marking password fields as not-autocomplete so the browser does not try to use its form autocompletion on them.
Returns the "class=" line for our widget. Optionally takes extra classes to append to our list.
Renders a "view" version of the widget for field. Usually, this is just plain text.
Renders any hints for using this input. Defaults to nothing, though subclasses commonly override this. Returns an empty string.
Outputs a <div> with any errors for this action, even if there are none -- AJAX could fill it in.
Outputs a <div> with any warnings for this action, even if there are none -- AJAX could fill it in.
Outputs a <div> with any canonicalization notes for this action, even if there are none -- AJAX could fill it in.
Returns the available values for this field.
# Deprecated API