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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This attribute is useful if the file is not in the default location.

If any child tags specify onSubmit field validation, ColdFusion does the validation before executing this JavaScript. Creating custom forms with the cfform tag Search. The method the browser uses to send the form data to the server: This has made me wonder, if there is any disadvantages to using cffrom and cfinput over normal form and input tags in coldfusion.

So I guess I’d say one big drawback is that you’re restricted to what cfform can handle. A value of fcform prevents the data from being cached. Use the right tool for the right job.

ColdFusion Help | Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

Usage This tag requires an end tag. Crform Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. So I’ve decided to use cfform for internal sites only and not for public facing site performance issue.


Creating a basic form in Using forms in ColdFusion. Cffprm of ColdFusion page to execute when the form is submitted for processing. Because the controls use JavaScript to return data to ColdFusion, if you disable JavaScript in your browser, it cannot properly run forms that contain these controls.

Creating custom forms with the cfform tag

The only disadvantage I have found in the short time looking into it is that it adds 2 external style sheets and 1 script tag to the page. I’ve been using the jQuery Validation plugin so that I can perform validation on other things like: I’ve been using the jQuery Validation plugin so that I can perform validation on other things like:.


For the most part, “advantages” cgform “disadvantages” are going to be subjective. The reason that CF is such a kick-ass product is that empowers new users to get a lot of work done quickly with not much understanding and it enables rocket scientists to build really powerful and secure applications quickly too.

Building slider bar controls cftextarea Displays a text input area. If you use this tag after the cfflush tag on a page, an error is thrown. You can use either of the following formats: I love how I can do ajaxified form easily without writing JS, but I hate how it generates lots of ugly JavaScript and loads up lots of JS and css files for something rather simple.


Depending on your situation, that might be fine. You can also use grids to insert, update, and delete records from a data source.

Creates a container control for organizing and formatting multiple form controls. Actually, there are lots of appropriate tools for each job. The tag does not use these attributes, but includes them in the form tag that it generates and returns to the browser:.

ColdFusion Help | cfform

HTML lets you present a familiar appearance, but does not let you easily separate data and presentation, or provide some of the more complex structures, such as Flash tabbed navigators or accordions, or customized XML controls. Changed integer validation to require an integer cvform. Using jQuery, you don’t need forms. If yes, expands previously-selected elements.

They are, however, included in the generated XML as html namespace attributes to the form tag. Creates a multiline text input box. I know of none. Cfform and an input element.

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