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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Flash forms are also browser-independent. Equivalent to the HTML select tag, with the addition of input validation. You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure.

Creating Forms with the CFFORM Tag

The displayed height might be less than the specified size. In addition to the listed attributes, you can use the following HTML attributes in the cfform tag. Used in Flash and XML format only; groups and arranges child controls. I’ve been using the jQuery Validation plugin so that I can perform validation on other things like: The displayed height might be less cfforj the specified size.

The errors object has the following fields: Inserts a horizontal line, a vertical line, or formatted or unformatted text in a Flash form. Creates a multiline text input box. In Flash format, if you do not specify height and width attributes, Flash reserves browser space equal to the area of the browser window. You just need to know that there’s an appropriate tool for each job. In that case, the t still display, but data return and validation does not work and you can receive a JavaScript error.


If you cffor this tag after the cfflush tag on a page, an error is thrown. In this case, do not specify the.

ColdFusion Help | cfform

The cfcalendar tag in the CFML Reference cfform Creates a container control for organizing and formatting multiple form controls. This function must take two arguments: The cform completePath attribute must be set to yes. Some browsers display a single permission dialog box asking you to confirm the plug-in installation. The name of a JavaScript function that runs if an asynchronous form submission fails. If attribute value text must include quotation marks, escape them by doubling them.

Any form field name, from tk cfform tag or an HTML form, that ends in one of the following suffixes invokes server-side form validation:. For XSS I refer you to an answer of mine on another question: Depending on your situation, that might be fine. Ho This tag requires an end tag. The action page form need not be identical to the initial form. An ActionScript expression or expressions to execute if the user submits a form with one or more validation errors.

The cftextarea tag in the CFML Reference cftree Creates a Java applet or Flash hierarchical tree-format control that can include graphical images for the different elements. The method attribute is automatically set to post ; if you specify a value, it is ignored.


Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

Building slider bar controls cftextarea Displays a text input area. If the method is post, the form posts to the page identified by the CGI. A name for the form. The Flash form honors the z-index of dhtml so you can float items above it.

The grid then displays the updated database information. An ActionScript expression or expressions to execute if the user submits a form with one or more validation errors. Applies to these controls: Name of ColdFusion page to execute when the form is submitted for processing.

JavaScript function to execute after input validation. ColdFusion downloads and installs the browser plug-in if necessary. Creates a tree control. Use a number to specify pixels.

For HTML format forms: All of these control tags require that the browser is JavaScript-enabled. Creates a Java applet or Flash data grid that you can populate from a query or by defining the contents of individual cells. If you ffform the attribute, Flash displays a dialog box with all applicable error messages.