[drupal-devel] Forms API conversion help
chris at tinpixel.com
Fri Oct 14 15:13:19 UTC 2005
I am in the process of trying to convert the ezmlm module to the new forms
API. I am doing this so I can learn the forms API. I am one of the
maintainers of the ezmlm module and it is a very, very simple module.
Once I learn the forms API fairly well, I will be happy to help other people
with their conversion efforts, write more documentation on the API and/or
convert more modules. I just need to get it all clear in my head first.
However, I'm having some problems converting a simple form in my module. I
spent several hours reading all the latest documentation and working on it
last night, and I've run into a few things where I am not clear on how it
If anyone is willing to give me some help, you can view the before and after
1. Is the #action key in the first form element the right way to specify
where to post the form?
2. What's the proper array element index where it says "WHAT_GOES_HERE" for a
non-form item message that needs to be injected into the form at that point?
Is #markup the right type? Seems like it is.
3. What's the correct #type for my hidden form element?
4. What's the correct form array secondary index for an array of checkboxes?
In the old form API, one used names like 'my_checkbox_list][' in order to
generate HTML like this:
<input type="checkbox" name="edit[my_checkbox_list]">
How is that done with the new API?
31 hours until I leave for Amsterdam! :-)
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