Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Thanks. I started trying Catalyst::Controller::FormBuilder. I was stunned at how the YAML file suddenly made this beautiful form appear, with a JavaScript error message popping up; that alone is worth it perhaps. However I think the docs are a bit lacking, or maybe my first use of it is not one that is intended (first is a static form not based on an object in the database). Also I can't get css to target the form correctly.. Also I'm not quite sure if it is possible to get C::C::FB to render the form contents without editable fields, like a confirmation page, though it is not a deal-breaker. Probably rolling my own template would solve some of these issues..

Also thanks for the tip, I didn't realize it isn't really YAML they're using, though they do say "essentially YAML".

Also I found the pod code doesn't work for the simple static form I am making now that does not depend on the database; I think the edit() subroutine is not supposed to be used in this case perhaps. Just display cyclically with view() and then forward to save(). That is, the /edit url makes no form show, while the /view url displays an editable table. Perhaps edit() is meant to only work with a database object i.e. edit book id 5 with /edit/5, like in the CRUD tutorial.

I'll keep at it, but I'm a bit worried that the /view url is showing an editable form. I'd think /view should only display existing data not as an input form at all... but if so then will have to roll my own confirmation page template I suppose. Hmm, maybe I need to make a dummy module to site in the DB directory that holds my DBIx::Class? I didn't make this one using the catalyst_create.pl script, maybe this is the problem?

UPDATE: Successfully made a static form with Catalyst::Controller::FormBuilder. Only required defining fields in edit.fb, creating /view and /save subroutines, and creating templates for /view (which is about 1 line), /save (a for loop with table rows of field.label and field.value), and /error (dupe user name, etc. a stashed message). I think I'll see how this works out for the next stage of my project, too.


In reply to Re^2: Choosing a Catalyst form widget by mattr
in thread Choosing a Catalyst form widget by mattr

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (13)
    As of 2015-07-07 15:06 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









      Results (90 votes), past polls