Coordinates form validation, errors, messages, values, and inputs in a DRY KISS way.

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Coordinates form validation, errors, messages, values, and inputs in a DRY KISS way.


Add the following to your composer.json file.

    "require": {
        "bootpress/form": "^1.0"

Example Usage


use BootPress\Form\Component as Form;

$form = new Form('form', 'post');

// Create some menus
$form->menu('gender', array(
    'M' => 'Male',
    'F' => 'Female',

$form->menu('remember', array('Y' => 'Remember Me'));

// Set the default values
$form->set('values', array(
    'name' => 'Daniel',
    'email' => '',
    'gender' => 'M',

Now the form's menus and default values have been set up, and you have a $form->validator object filled with $_POST vars, ready to go. You don't have to use the BootPress Validator Component, but it sure makes things easier for you.

    'name' => 'required',
    'email' => 'required|email',
    'gender' => 'required|inList',
    'password' => 'required|minLength[5]|noWhiteSpace',
    'confirm' => 'required|matches[password]',
    'feedback' => 'maxWords[2]',
    'remember' => 'yesNo',

if ($vars = $form->validator->certified()) {
    echo '<pre>'.print_r($vars, true).'</pre>';
    // $form->eject();

When you create a $form->menu(), we automatically pass it's values to the validator so that you can $form->validator->set('field', 'inList') with no params, and still be covered. That's why we didn't put 'inList[M,F]' for your gender above. To create the form:

echo $form->header();
echo $form->fieldset('Form', array(
    $form->text('name', array('class' => 'form-control')),
    $form->text('email', array('placeholder' => 'Email Address')),
    $form->input('submit', array('name' => 'Submit')),
echo $form->close();

That would give you the following HTML:

<form name="form" method="post" action="" accept-charset="utf-8" autocomplete="off">

        <input type="text" class="form-control" name="name" id="nameI" value="Daniel" data-rule-required="true">
        <input type="text" placeholder="Email Address" name="email" id="emailII" value="" data-rule-required="true" data-rule-email="true">
        <div class="radio"><label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="M" checked="checked" data-rule-required="true" data-rule-inList="M,F"> Male</label></div>
        <div class="radio"><label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="F"> Female</label></div>
        <input type="password" name="password" id="passwordIV" data-rule-required="true" data-rule-minlength="5" data-rule-nowhitespace="true">
        <input type="password" name="confirm" id="confirmV" data-rule-required="true">
        <textarea name="feedback" id="feedbackVI" cols="40" rows="10" data-rule-maxWords="2"></textarea>
        <div class="checkbox"><label><input type="checkbox" name="remember" value="Y"> Remember Me</label></div>
        <input type="submit" name="Submit">

You may want to put some labels and error messages in there, but this Form component is meant to be a bare-bones, just-get-the-hard-stuff-done first, so that you can style it anyway you like.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.