With CFFORM, you gain the advantage of access to these Java applet-based controls without having to know the Java language, and, you don’t have to juggle . cfform. Builds a form with CFML custom control tags; these provide more functionality than standard HTML form input elements. cfform>. cfform();. I started out with cfform back in the day, but eventually wanted to do more robust things (validations, etc) than cfform was able to handle. That forced me to learn.

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If you omit this attribute and the method is get, the form posts to the page identified by the CGI.

Styles to apply to the form. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

I know of none. For XSS I refer you to an answer of mine on another question: In Flash format, must be ctform style specification in CSS format.

Creating data grids with the cfgrid tag cfinput Equivalent to the HTML input tag, with the addition of input validation. An ActionScript expression or expressions to execute if the user submits a form with one or more validation errors. JavaScript or ActionScript cfgorm to execute to preprocess data before form is submitted.

If you’re new to web development, you should give this tags a try. This function is responsible for handling the error, such as displaying an error message. They are, however, included in the generated Cffprm as html namespace attributes to the form tag. Flash format supports several controls, such as tabbed navigators and accordions, that are not available in HTML.


Some browsers display a single permission dialog box asking you to confirm the plug-in installation. I always felt the code behind this should be open sourced so people can evolve it forward independently. Specifies whether to include support screen readers in the Flash form. Building slider bar controls.

ffform This function is responsible for updating the pod, layout, or window to reflect the results of the submission, for example, to display additional data or pop up a confirmation window. It uses the default. Because Java is handled by the plug-in and not directly by the browser, disabling Java execution in the browser does not affect the operation of the controls.

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The following table lists attributes that ColdFusion uses directly. Actually, there are lots of appropriate tools for each job. The displayed height might be less than the specified size.

This tag requires an end tag.

Other then the ajax features, the checked attribute that accepts CF boolean cfflrm populating select with query object are features that cfinput and cfselect provide which can be quite useful.

Attributes The following table lists attributes that ColdFusion uses directly. In Flash format, must vfform a style specification in CSS format. It’ll certainly come down to preference. Creates a Java applet or Flash hierarchical tree-format control that can include graphical images for the different elements. Creates a Java applet or Flash data grid that you can populate from a query or by defining the contents of individual cells.


Creating a basic form in Using forms in ColdFusion cfselect Displays a selection box. HTML lets you present a familiar appearance, but does not let you easily separate data and presentation, or provide some of the more complex structures, such as Flash tabbed navigators or accordions, or customized XML controls. Creating data grids with the cfgrid tag.

Ciaran yes, but htmlEditFormat is what cfinput uses. When the cfform cfofrm attribute posts back to the same page as the form, this determines whether to override the control values with the submitted values.

The errors object has the following cffoem I started out with cfform back in the day, but eventually wanted tl do more robust things validations, etc than cfform was able to handle. The calendar lets a user select a date for submission as a form variable. For Flash format forms: Overrides the cftreeitem expand attribute. The preservedata setting on the action page controls the preservation of the data.

A value of 0 prevents the data from being cached.

Creating Forms with the CFFORM Tag

Control Description For more information cfapplet Embeds a custom Java applet in the form. Specifies how the Flash form appears relative to other displayable content that occupies the same space on an HTML page. The action page form need not be identical to the initial form. You can also use grids to insert, update, and delete records from a data source.

A simple XML form. They are not available tk Flash format: