Creating a custom form field to a page type to allow for adding/removing input fields

Sebastian De Masi asked on September 10, 2015 09:59

Hi everyone

I'm creating a new page type that requires the user to enter a list of "objectives" and their corresponding "date".

For example:

-01/01/2015 : Reach target A

-02/02/2015 : Reach target B

The date and the objective must be entered in separate fields. One as a date picker and the other as a rich text editor

There is no fixed number of objectives that a user can enter. In some instances a user may have 1 objective and date, and another may have 20 objectives and dates.

Has anyone created a form control that can handles this type of scenario?

I have found an example in the link below

http://formvalidation.io/examples/adding-dynamic-field/

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David te Kloese answered on September 10, 2015 11:31 (last edited on September 10, 2015 11:32)

Hi,

You could also just use a new custom table.

in your page type select "Custom table data list" as a form control in the editin control settings select the custom table and give it a where condition macro.

Something like:

ProjectID = '{% Node.projectID #%}'

you could create a custom editing form to set the projectID by default.

Greets,

David

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Maarten van den Hooven answered on September 10, 2015 12:21

Hi Sebastian, There is indeed no standard Kentico solution for this, so you need to build an custom form control. We build one similar in Kentico v7, to add children (name + date of birth) to your profile. We save the data in one field, like this :

[{"Name":"Child 1","DateOfBirth":"\/Date(1126396800000)\/"},{"Name":"Child 2","DateOfBirth":"\/Date(1172534400000)\/"},{"Name":"Child 3","DateOfBirth":"\/Date(1242086400000)\/"}]

If you want I can send the code to you.

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Sebastian De Masi answered on September 11, 2015 01:55

Thank you both for your responses.

Maarten are you able to send me your code?

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Maarten van den Hooven answered on September 11, 2015 16:44 (last edited on September 18, 2015 16:21)

Hi Sebastian, you can download the formcontrol here : link to formcontrol (OneDrive)

Good luck with the code and if you need help then let me known.

If this answer helped you, please vote for my answer :-)

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Maarten van den Hooven answered on September 23, 2015 07:58

Hi Sebastian, Did you succedeed with building the custom form control?

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Odysseas Triantafyllos answered on October 8, 2015 11:37

Hi Maarten,

I really neeed this functionality. I downloaded your code but there's a missing namespace. "using IBL.Models" gives me an error.

Can you please include it in your code?

Thank you in advance. Odysseas Triantafyllos.

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Maarten van den Hooven answered on October 12, 2015 11:20

Hi Odysseas, This form control is specially build for our project where we can add dates of your children to your profile. The IBL.Models only contain a model to validate the date. So you need to change the code a bit for addapting to your situation, and don't need to use this piece of code.

But off course you can have the code :

using System;
using Microsoft.Web.Services3.Referral;

namespace IBL.Models
{
    [Serializable]
    public class Child: IValid
    {
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public DateTime? DateOfBirth { get; set; }

        public bool IsValid()
        {
            bool resultDate = true;
            if(DateOfBirth.HasValue)
            {
                resultDate = DateOfBirth <= DateTime.Now;
            }
            return !string.IsNullOrEmpty(Name) && resultDate;
        }

        public bool IsEmpty()
        {
            return string.IsNullOrEmpty(Name) && ! DateOfBirth.HasValue;
        }
    }

    public interface IValid
    {
        bool IsValid();
        bool IsEmpty();
    }
}
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Hakan Altinisik answered on March 25, 2017 11:55

Hi Maarten, thank you for providing this solution. I am trying to implement it in Kentico 9. Would you be able to provide an example for the use of the transformations with this control? My custom control does not render, all I get is the + button but clicking it does not do anything...

Many thanks in advance.

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