Dealing with user input

Fields define what makes for valid user input. Link an Input Widget to a Field, and it will automatically validate user input in JavaScript as well as server-side (in case your JavaScript is bypassed).

Once you define a Field on an object, you can re-use it from different Inputs.

Try it out

  • Type 'something' into the input below and tab out: notice the validation errors.
  • Now, edit it to be valid, or remove it.

class Comment(object):
    def fields(self, fields):
        fields.email_address = EmailField(label='Email address', required=True)

class CommentForm(Form):
    def __init__(self, view):
        super(CommentForm, self).__init__(view, 'myform')

        new_comment = Comment()
        self.layout.add_input( TextInput(self, new_comment.fields.email_address) )