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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They are not available in Flash format:. The height of the form. Not supported in Flash format forms.

cfform CFML Documentation

I prefer to write my own JS around my forms. James A Mohler 7, 12 32 I am doing it without using a single form tag. As a result, they are independent of the level of Java support provided by the browser.

Used in the cfform tag body of Cffork and XML skinable forms. Building drop-down list boxes cfslider Creates a Java applet-based control that lets users enter data fcform moving a slider. Building drop-down list boxes.

Send the data using the HTTP post method, This method sends the data in a separate message to the server.

The width of the form. This function must take two arguments: I’ve been using the jQuery Validation plugin so that I can perform validation on other things like:.

As you gain experience, you’ll want to drop these tags and move onto other techniques to create more robust applications. James Moberg 3, 1 14 A simple PDF form.

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. Creating data grids with the cfgrid tag cfinput Equivalent to the HTML input tag, with the addition of input validation. HTML lets you present a familiar appearance, but does not let you easily separate data and presentation, or provide some of the more complex structures, such as Flash tabbed navigators or accordions, or customized XML controls.


Creates a drop-down list box. JavaScript function to execute after input validation. But, you need those cffirm to get started. Using jQuery, you don’t need forms. tl

Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

When the cfform action attribute posts back to the same page as the form, this determines whether to override the control values with the submitted values. Some browsers display a single permission dialog box asking you to confirm the plug-in installation. In previous releases it would convert a floating point value to an integer.

Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. One possible approach is using the XML skinnable forms: In addition to the listed attributes, you can use the following HTML attributes in the cfform tag. All of these control tags require that the browser is JavaScript-enabled.

You can use either of the following formats: Equivalent to the HTML textarea tag, with the addition of input validation. Integer number of seconds for which cftorm keep the form data in the Flash cache on the server. 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. Just know its limitations, and decide for yourself.

Specifies how the Flash form appears relative to other displayable content that occupies the same space on an HTML page. If the Flash form is above any item, transparent regions in the form show the content that is below it.


Inserts a horizontal line, a vertical line, or formatted or unformatted text in a Flash form. So I’ve decided to use cfform for internal sites only and not for public facing site performance issue.

Because the controls use JavaScript to return data to ColdFusion, if you disable JavaScript in your browser, it cannot properly run forms that contain these controls.

The width and height attributes are required for Flash forms, cfrorm they are used inside cffogm a table. Creating custom forms with the cfform tag Search. Dfform whether to display a progress bar when loading the Flash form. Creates and an input element. Can be any of the following: Use a Macromedia halo color to stylize the output. Used in the cfform or cfformgroup tag body for Flash and XML forms. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

You can also retain the data if the action page has a copy of the form, and the control names are the same in the forms on both pages.

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Creates a container control for organizing and formatting multiple form controls. Added support for adding interactive fields in PDF forms. Like Henry said in his response and I’m paraphrasingif it works for you, use it.

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