Using Ajax Forms¶
To create a form object that uses AJAX, we do this:
from deform import Form myform = Form(schema, buttons=('submit',), use_ajax=True)
Creating a Form Object indicates how to create a Form object based on
a schema and some buttons. Creating an AJAX form uses the same
constructor as creating a non-AJAX form: the only difference between
the example provided in the Creating a Form Object section and the
example above of creating an AJAX form is the additional
use_ajax=True argument passed to the Form constructor.
use_ajax is passed as
True to the constructor of a
deform.Form object, the form page is rendered in such a way
that when a submit button is pressed, the page is not reloaded.
Instead, the form is posted, and the result of the post replaces the
form element's DOM node.
Examples of using the AJAX facilities in Deform are showcased on the http://deformdemo.repoze.org demonstration website:
Note that for AJAX forms to work, the
jquery.form.js libraries must be included in the rendering of the
page that includes the form itself, and the
associate the form with AJAX. This is the responsibility of the
wrapping page. Both libraries are present in the
deform package itself. See Widget Requirements and Resources
particular form rendering.