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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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);


Push a Grid Selection to a Form

Mark Buelsing 0 156 Article rating: No rating

You can pop up a grid that will display records to choose from and then take the values from the chosen row and put them into the fiels on the form. This is a multiple column drop-down list box.

(Something that I have asked for in the past)

Use the following JS to move the field data from the grid to the form

/* Insert the module id of your FORM in the line below */

var module = '#dnn458root';


/* Use your form field names on the left side, and values from your grid row on the right */

angular.element($(module)).scope().form.fields.FirstName.value = '[FirstName]';

angular.element($(module)).scope().form.fields.LastName.value = '[LastName]';

angular.element($(module)).scope().form.fields.Email.value = '[Email]';

/* Trigger the form to update by applying the field changes */


See a nice video that demonstrates building the popup components here: