Monday, January 7, 2008

Addicted to Django's NewForms

NewForms is one of my favorite feature in Django, and I am getting addicted to it. The first thing that comes our mind on the newforms' usage is for adding or updating records. Being a newforms addict, I also use it for doing search and even for forms that has one input element (not including the input type = submit)

When doing search, i need the inputs to be validate and that's easy with newforms. Just choose appropriate field if the input needs to be a number, a date, and etc. I am really happy with what MultipleChoiceField provide to make my search more flexible.


Sometimes a simple form as having a one input element needs a complicated validation. With newforms you can do almost do anything you can with python. It's every extensible and I'll try to show you on my next post.