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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Set initial date of Date Time Picker for a future date

Mark Buelsing 0 10 Article rating: No rating

To create a date 2 weeks in the future, simply use the following token: [DateTime:Relative(Add="2 Week")|yyyy-MM-dd] for the Initial Value setting.

If you are getting your date from SQL, for the "Initial" value ... what I have used successfully from SQL DateTime retreived fields is the following: [MyVariable:ISOAsUtc]

From Ben Santiardo

Open Form in Popup With Querystring Parametes

Mark Buelsing 0 14 Article rating: No rating

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)

Get Text from Chosen Item in Multiple Choice Before Submit

Mark Buelsing 0 32 Article rating: No rating

It appears that [Department:Text] is a backend-only token, meaning it can't be used on the fronted; however, you can do something along the lines of: on the dropdown field under Bind Expressions, On Change/Click use the following code:

form.fields.mytextbox.value = form.fields.dropdown.selected.text;

this will give the text box the value of the dropdown.

Reload page but keep scroll position

Mark Buelsing 0 54 Article rating: No rating

// 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);