inkvizytor/fluentform

Form builder for Laravel

2.0.5 2021-02-11 10:09 UTC

README

Form builder for Laravel 6

Main purpose of this package is to provide intuitive form creation with code autocompletion, validation and markup for Bootstrap 3 CSS framework. I strongly recommend using Laravel IDE Helper Generator for autocompletion.

Installation

Require this package with composer using the following command:

composer require inkvizytor/fluentform

Add the service provider to the providers array in config/app.php:

    'providers' => [
        /*
         * Laravel Framework Service Providers...
         */
        Illuminate\Foundation\Providers\ArtisanServiceProvider::class,
        Illuminate\Auth\AuthServiceProvider::class,
        Illuminate\Broadcasting\BroadcastServiceProvider::class,
        ...
        inkvizytor\FluentForm\FluentServiceProvider::class,
    ],

Next at the end of config/app.php add Fluent Form facade to the aliases array:

    'aliases' => [
        'App'       => Illuminate\Support\Facades\App::class,
        'Artisan'   => Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan::class,
        ...
        'Form'      => inkvizytor\FluentForm\Facades\FluentForm::class,
        'Fluent'    => inkvizytor\FluentForm\Facades\FluentHtml::class,
    ],

And publish fluentform.php config file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="inkvizytor\FluentForm\FluentServiceProvider"

Getting Started

Example

UserController.php

    public function edit(User $user)
    {
        return view('admin.users.edit')
            ->with('user', $user)
            ->with('rules', $this->rules())
            ->with('timezones', config('timezones'));
    }

    private function rules()
    {
        return [
            'username'  => 'required|alpha|min:3|max:50',
            'email'     => 'required|email|max:100',
            'password'  => 'confirmed'
        ];
    }

edit.blade.php

@section('content')
    <h5>Edit user</h5>
    <br>
    {!! Form::horizontal($user)->rules($rules)->errors($errors) !!}
    {!! Form::password('dummy')->css('hide') !!}
    <div class="row">
        <div class="col-lg-4 col-md-6">
            {!! Form::group()->text('username')->label('User name') !!}
            {!! Form::group()->text('email')->label('Email address')->prepend('@') !!}
            {!! Form::group()->content('<a href="#change-password" data-toggle="collapse">Change password</a>') !!}
            <div id="change-password" class="{!! $errors->getBag('default')->has('password') ? '' : 'collapse' !!}">
                {!! Form::group()->password('password')->label('Password') !!}
                {!! Form::group()->password('password_confirmation')->label('Password confirmation') !!}
            </div>
            {!! Form::group()->checkbox('is_active')->label('Account active')->disabled($user->is_owner) !!}
            {!! Form::group()->select('timezone', $timezones)->label('Timezone')->placeholder('Default timezone') !!}
            <br>
            {!! Form::group()
                ->add(Form::submit('save', 'Save changes')->icon(Fluent::FA_DOWNLOAD)->css('btn-primary'))
                ->add(Fluent::link(action('Admin\UsersController@index'), 'Back')->icon(Fluent::FA_ARROW_LEFT))
            !!}
        </div>
    </div>
    {!! Form::close() !!}
@endsection

Extended example

You can preview all controls by executing Form::preview() in your controller action:

    public function preview()
    {
        return Form::preview();
    }

Form layouts

Form::standard($model = null, $formName = 'default');
Form::horizontal($model = null, $formName = 'default');
Form::inline($model = null, $formName = 'default');
Form::open($model = null, $formName = 'default', $layout = 'standard')

Form navigation

Form::standard($model)->url('users/edit', ['id' => 1]);
Form::standard($model)->route('edit_user_route_name', ['id' => 1]);
Form::standard($model)->action('UsersController@edit', ['id' => 1]);

Controls

Form:: or Form::group()->

Form::group()->input($type, $name, $value = null);
Form::group()->text($name, $value = null);
Form::group()->password($name);
Form::group()->file($name);
Form::group()->email($name, $value = null)
Form::group()->url($name, $value = null)
Form::group()->number($name, $value = null)->min(1)->max(10)
Form::group()->range($name, $value = null)->min(0)->max(100)->step(5)
Form::group()->color($name, $value = null)
Form::group()->textarea($name, $value = null);
Form::group()->select($name, array $items, $selected = null);
Form::group()->checkbox($name, $value = true, $checked = null);
Form::group()->checkboxes($name, array $items, array $checked = []);
Form::group()->radios($name, array $items, $checked = null);
Form::group()->content($html);

Buttons

Form::button($name, $label, $value = null);
Form::submit($name, $label, $value = null);
Form::reset($name, $label, $value = null);
Fluent::link($url, $label);

/* Buttons group */
Fluent::buttons([
    Fluent::iconlink(Fluent::FA_PENCIL, action('Admin\UsersController@edit', $user->id), 'Edit')
        ->css('btn-sm btn-primary'),
    Fluent::iconlink(Fluent::FA_REMOVE, action('Admin\UsersController@delete', $user->id), 'Delete')
        ->css('btn-sm btn-danger')
        ->data('confirm', 'Are you sure?')
])

Tabs

@section('content')
    {!! Fluent::tabs()
        ->add('details', 'User details')
        ->add('security', 'Account security')
        ->add('permissions', 'Roles and permissions')
        ->active('security')
        ->open()
    !!}
        {!! Fluent::tabs()->panel('details') !!}
            ...
        {!! Fluent::tabs()->end() !!}

        {!! Fluent::tabs()->panel('security') !!}
            ...
        {!! Fluent::tabs()->end() !!}

        {!! Fluent::tabs()->panel('permissions') !!}
            ...
        {!! Fluent::tabs()->end() !!}
    {!! Fluent::tabs()->close() !!}
@endsection

Panel

@section('content')
    {!! Fluent::panel()->open('Panel title')->css(['panel-primary']) !!}
        
        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. 
        Suspendisse cursus diam nec auctor lacinia. Nam hendrerit 
        risus at condimentum egestas. 
        
    {!! Fluent::panel()->close([
        Form::submit('change', 'Change'),
        Form::button('back', 'Back')->disabled(),
    ]) !!}
@endsection

Icons

Autocomplete for icons. Supported icon sets: FontAwesome, GlyphIcons.

Fluent::FA_*
Fluent::GI_*

{!! Fluent::icon(Fluent::FA_SPINNER, Fluent::FA_SPIN, Fluent::FA_5X) !!}

Other

Form::hidden($name, $value = null)
Form::radio($name, $value = true, $checked = null)

/* Form control group */
Form::group();

/* Form footer */
Form::footer([
    Fluent::link(action('Admin\UsersController@create'), 'Add user')
        ->icon(Fluent::FA_PLUS)
        ->css('btn-success')
]);

Something more

CDN support

In fluentform.php config file you can enable or disable CDN support for Bootstrap and various other elements.

	'cdn' => [
        'enabled' => [
            'jquery' => true,
            'jquery-validate' => true,
            'jquery-validate-unobtrusive' => true,
            'moment' => true,
            'bootstrap' => true,
            'bootstrap-filestyle' => true,
            'bootstrap-datetimepicker' => true,
            'font-awesome' => true,
            'tinymce' => true,
        ],
        'styles' => [
            'bootstrap' => '//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap.min.css',
            'bootstrap-datetimepicker' => '//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-datetimepicker/4.17.37/css/bootstrap-datetimepicker.min.css',
            'font-awesome' => '//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.4.0/css/font-awesome.min.css',
        ],
        'scripts' => [
            'jquery' => '//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.4/jquery.min.js',
            'jquery-validate' => '//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-validate/1.14.0/jquery.validate.min.js',
            'jquery-validate-unobtrusive' => '//ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/mvc/5.2.3/jquery.validate.unobtrusive.min.js',
            'moment' => '//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.10.6/moment-with-locales.min.js',
            'bootstrap' => '//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/js/bootstrap.min.js',
            'bootstrap-filestyle' => '//cdn.jsdelivr.net/bootstrap.filestyle/1.1.0/js/bootstrap-filestyle.min.js',
            'bootstrap-datetimepicker' => '//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-datetimepicker/4.17.37/js/bootstrap-datetimepicker.min.js',
            'tinymce' => '//tinymce.cachefly.net/4.2/tinymce.min.js',
        ]
    ],

Then modify your layout.php file to include all required styles and scripts.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Fluent Form</title>
    {!! Fluent::styles() !!}
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
    ...
</div>
{!! Fluent::scripts() !!}
</body>
</html>

If you don't like the idea of CDN you can link to your local style/script files. Then you only need to initialize javascript controls like Date/Time Picker or TinyMCE by including Fluent::scripts(false) in the bottom of your layout.php file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Fluent Form</title>
	...
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
    ...
</div>
{!! Fluent::scripts(false) !!}
</body>
</html>

Datetime picker

Bootstrap 3 Date/Time Picker

Form::group()->datetime($name, $value = null);

You can also change some default settings for this control in fluentform.php config file.

    // Bootstrap DateTimePicker configuration
    'datetimepicker' => [
        'showClear' => true,
        'showClose' => true,
    ]

Date range picker

Date Range Picker for Bootstrap

Form::group()->datetimerange($name, $value = null);

And default settings in fluentform.php config file.

    // Bootstrap DateRangePicker configuration
    'datetimerange' => [
        'format' => [
            'date' => 'YYYY-MM-DD',
            'datetime' => 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss'
        ],
        'separator' => ' | ',
        'firstDay' => 1,
        'timePicker24Hour' => true,
        'opens' => 'center',
    ]

Editor

This method renders textarea replaced with TinyMCE.

Form::group()->editor($name, $value = null);

In fluentform.php config file you can change some default settings for TinyMCE.

    // TinyMCE configuration
    'tinymce' => [
        'plugins' => [
            'advlist autolink lists link image charmap hr anchor pagebreak autoresize',
            'searchreplace wordcount visualblocks visualchars code',
            'insertdatetime media nonbreaking save table contextmenu directionality',
            'emoticons template paste textcolor colorpicker textpattern autosave'
        ],
        'toolbar1' => 'undo redo | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | bullist numlist outdent indent | link image',
        'relative_urls' => false,
        'paste_data_images' => false,
        'browser_spellcheck' => true,
        'entity_encoding' => "raw",
        'autoresize_bottom_margin' => 0,
        'nowrap' => false,
        'resize'=> false,
    ],

Localization

Methods that add texts to controls can use translations. Those methods accept the same params as Laravel's trans() helper.

$label = 'fluentform::preview.timezones.label';

Form::group()->text(...)->label($label, array $parameters = [], $locale = null);
Form::group()->text(...)->placeholder($label, array $parameters = [], $locale = null);
Form::group()->textarea(...)->help($label, array $parameters = [], $locale = null);
Form::group()->icon(...)->title($label, array $parameters = [], $locale = null);

Validation

By default, for client side validation FluentForm use jQuery Validation Plugin and jQuery Unobtrusive Validation. If you prefer Parsley or formvalidation.io enable Nag validation rules converter in fluentform.php config file.

    // Validation
    'validation' => 'nag',
    
    'validators' => [
        'jquery' => inkvizytor\FluentForm\Validation\JQuery::class,
        'nag' => inkvizytor\FluentForm\Validation\Nag::class
    ],

Custom controls

If you wish to make your own custom control, you can. First create a new class that extends abstract Field class. Example TimeZone custom class (it extends Select but Select extends Field):

<?php namespace inkvizytor\FluentForm\Controls\Custom;

use inkvizytor\FluentForm\Base\Handler;
use inkvizytor\FluentForm\Controls\Select;

/**
 * Class TimeZones
 * 
 * Example of custom control. Control registered in config file in section 'controls'.
 *
 * @package inkvizytor\FluentForm
 */
class TimeZones extends Select
{
    protected $items = [
        ...
    ];

    /**
     * @param \inkvizytor\FluentForm\Base\Handler $handler
     * @param string $name
     * @param string $selected
     */
    public function __construct(Handler $handler, $name, $selected = null)
    {
        parent::__construct($handler);
        
        $this->name($name);
        $this->selected($selected);
    }
    
    /**
     * @param array $items
     * @return $this
     */
    public function items(array $items)
    {
        // Do nothing. Just override select behavior.

        return $this;
    }
}

Next you have to register it in fluentform.php config file like TimeZone class is.

    // Custom controls registration
    'controls' => [
        'timezones' => inkvizytor\FluentForm\Controls\Custom\TimeZones::class
    ],

And then call it by it's alias name:

{!! Form::group()->timezones('timezones')->placeholder('Choose your timezone') !!}
// or
{!! Form::timezones('timezones')->placeholder('Choose your timezone') !!}

All arguments of this magic method are passed to constructor after $handler. Sadly no autocomplete is available for custom controls.

License

The Fluent Form is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.