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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The height of the form. Building slider bar controls cftextarea Displays a text input area. Use a Macromedia halo color to stylize the output. An ActionScript expression or expressions to execute if the user submits a form with one or more validation errors.

Building drop-down list boxes.

All controls are in Flash format. The name of a JavaScript function that will run when an asynchronous form submission succeeds. The calendar lets a user select a date for submission as a form variable.

Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

The following example shows a simple XML-format form. 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. The action page form need not be identical to the initial form. I love how I can do ajaxified form easily without writing JS, but I hate how it generates lots cffomr ugly JavaScript and loads up lots of JS and css files for something rather simple.

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.


It’s neither “right” nor “wrong” to use cfform or regular forms. The grid then displays the updated database information.

Any form field name, from the cfform tag or an HTML form, that ends in one of the following suffixes invokes server-side form validation:. So I’ve decided to use cfform for internal sites only and not for public facing site performance issue.

Creates a Java applet-based control that lets users enter data by moving a slider. Used in Flash and XML format only; adds horizontal rules, vertical rules, and text to the form. Attributes that are not marked as supported in XML are not handled by the skins provided with ColdFusion.

If yes, expands previously-selected elements. I have been using plain forms and input fields in coldfusion for some time now but recently discovered that cfinput tags will automagically prevent some xss attacks for me. Adobe ColdFusion provides several skins that you can use, and you can write your own custom skins and support custom controls. Post as a guest Name.

CFForm vs Form in Coldfusion – Stack Overflow

Changed cform validation to require an integer value. A simple XML form. ColdFusion downloads and installs the browser plug-in if necessary. Name of ColdFusion page to execute when the form is submitted for processing.

Several of the tags do not have HTML counterparts, and others directly support dynamically populating the control from data sources. Some cfforj control tags that you can use within this tag require the client to download a Java applet; they might execute slightly more slowly than using an HTML form element to get the same information. Creates and an input element.

Ignored in HTML forms.


You can use either of the following formats: I also have a problem with Adobe’s insistence on making you have to hack cfform. In addition to the listed attributes, you can use the following HTML attributes in the cfform tag. Building drop-down list boxes cfslider Creates a Java applet-based control that lets users enter data by moving a slider.

All controls are in Flash format. This function must take two arguments: If any child tags specify onSubmit field validation, ColdFusion does the validation before executing this JavaScript.

Creating Forms with the CFFORM Tag

Added support for adding interactive fields in PDF forms. The width and height attributes are required for Flash forms, if they are used inside of a table. The Flash form is the topmost layer on the page and obscures anything that would share the space, such as drop-down dynamic HTML lists.

Equivalent to the HTML textarea tag, with the addition of input validation.

One possible approach is using the XML skinnable forms: Name of ColdFusion page to execute when the form is submitted for processing. Specifies whether to display a progress bar when loading the Flash form. Building tree controls with the cftree tag.

cfform CFML Documentation

Apply the specified skin. Creating data grids with the cfgrid tag cfinput Equivalent to the HTML input tag, with the addition of input validation. I have been using ColdFusion for almost 14 years. Can be any of the following: Use a number to specify pixels.

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