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FormOne: Generate HTML form composed programatically

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This class can generate HTML form composed programatically.

It can compose a form adding field elements using a fluent interface.

The class can add form inputs and the respective labels and attributes and the form inputs can be rendered individually.

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Creates HTML web Form on PHP

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Instead of write this code

<form method='POST' enctype='multipart/form-data' >
<label for='field1'>field 1:</label>
<input type='text' name='field1' id='field1'value='' />

Use instead this one

$f=new \eftec\FormOne();

echo $f->start();
echo $f->id('field1')
    ->label('field 1:')
echo $f->id('field1')
echo $f->renderRaw('<br>');
echo $f->end();


It's the end of the chain. It generates the end result (html)


Start a form (<form>)


End a form (</form>)


It sets the identifier of the current form.


It marks the prefix used by the name fields. Example "frm_"


Sets the name of the current chain.

> Note: if id() is not set at the end of the chain then, it also sets the id


it sets the id of the current chain.

> Note: if name() is not set at the end of the chain then, it also sets the name


It sets the attribute disable of the chain


| type | Description | |----------|-------------------------| | select | `<select>` | | text | `<input type='text'>` | | hidden | `<input type='hidden'>` | | password | `<input type='password'>` | | email | `<input type='email'>` | | number | `<input type='number'>` | | checkbox | `<input type='checkbox'>` | | radio | `<input type='radio'>` | | textarea | `<textarea></textarea> ` | | label | `<label>label</label>` | | submit | `<button type='submit'>submit</button>` | | button | `<button type='button'>button</button>` |


It adds a class to the current element. You could add many classes using different calls. Examples:

    ->addClass("col-sm-2 col-form-label")



It adds a class to all elements of a type

$f->classType('label','col-sm-2 col-form-label'); // for all labels
$f->classType('text','col-sm-10 form-control'); // for all textbox
$f->classType('select','col-sm-10 form-control'); // for all select


It sets the current value, for example the default value of a textbox


It sets the value of the element. It's different to value because it's used when the value is "checked"


It sets the label of the element. It is used for label,checkbox,radiobuttons and buttons (inner html)


It adds a simple item to a list. It is commonly used by type="select"

$form->addItem('','--select a field--')

$form->addItem(['id'=>'','text'=>'--select a field--'])


it adds multiple items to a list.












    ->addClass("col-sm-2 col-form-label")
    ->inner('Id 1:')

it renders

<label for='id' class="col-sm-2 col-form-label">Id 1:</label>


  • 1.8 2020-01-13 Some small updates
  • 1.7 2018-20-29 A small optimization. Now if the class is empty then it doesn't render class=''
  • 1.6 2018-20-28 Added "hidden" type.
  • 1.5 2018-20-27 Some cleanup and classType()
  • 1.4 2018-20-27 start(),end(),prefix(),idform() and "password" type.
  • 1.2 2018-10-22 Some cleanup.
  • 1.1 2018-10-22 new features
  • 1.0 2018-10-21 first version


Copyright Jorge Castro Castillo Eftec 2018

This program is supplied as dual license, LGPLV2 or commercial.

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