Action Form Notes

Action Form is a module developed by for the DNN Content Management System and Development Platform. The developers at have used the Action Form module for countless projects and solutions for a number of years. The following is an modest collection of notes that we have started to record about techniques to take advantage of the strengths of this module. We record this here not to become a secondary help system for Action Form users or DNNSharp. But if you can find something here that helps you, that makes us happy too.

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Javascript & JQuery

Prevent a Form Submit

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To prevent a page refresh you have 3 options:

If you are working with a button.

1. return false  - on change/click  - which will stop execution of all actions on the button (as the on change/click javascript executes first)

2. return false; - but move it from the on change/click area to an Execute JavaScript action which you place as the last action on the submit button

3. Update Form AJAX as the last action on the button; this will submit and then refresh your form without refreshing the page.

Open Form in Popup With Querystring Parameters

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Using the javascript API you can open Action Form in popup by calling the next javascript method

dnnsf.api.actionForm.openPopupById(‘1234’, {‘param’:’valueofparam’,’param2’:’valueofparam2’},true)

Reload page but keep scroll position

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// to restore the scroll position after re initialize use this JS

document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) { 
  var scrollpos = localStorage.getItem('scrollpos');
     if (scrollpos) window.scrollTo(0, scrollpos);

 window.onbeforeunload = function(e) {
   localStorage.setItem('scrollpos', window.scrollY);


Remove ActionGrid Page Numbers from QueryString

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This will remove the page numbers from the querystring. But as it is, it sometimes causes the page to reload. Thi example sets what it wants the querystring to be.

    setTimeout(function () {
        window.history.pushState({}, document.title, "/" + 'book/BID/1' );}
    setTimeout(function () {
        window.history.pushState({}, document.title, "/" + 'book/BID/1' );}


Move Pop-Up Form title Left of X

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Action Form, the pop-up form title shows in the wrong place, to the right of the X to close the form. Use this script to move the text to the left. Put it in the initialization Scripts in the form settings.


$('.modal-header h4').insertBefore($('.modal-header button'));