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Action Form Notes

Action Form is a module developed by DNNSharp.com for the DNN Content Management System and Development Platform. The developers at LetItShine.biz 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

Collapse the row with hidden fields

Mark Buelsing 0 13 Article rating: No rating

Setting fields to Display:none hides them but the row that they are in still takes up vertical space. When you want to collapse that space, add the following

Add this class to the hidden field: HideFormGroup

Add this bit of JS somewhere in the form:  $('.form-group-HideFormGroup').parent().css("display","none");

 

Set the value of Dropdown with Auto Complete

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Use this function to set the value of a dropdown with auto complete

function setAutocompletCurrentValue(id, value) {
   $(id).val(value);
   var textToShow = $(id).find(":selected").text();
   $(id).parent().find("span").find("input").val(textToShow);
}

Called like this:

setAutocompletCurrentValue(dnn843GCSFieldName, 'test');

Notes:

The value you set it to must be a correct choice for the control from its dataset,

Not sure if the single quotes are needed or not.

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 Parametes

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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)

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