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FormAlchemy greatly speeds development with SQLAlchemy mapped classes (models) in a HTML forms environment.

Project description

FormAlchemy eliminates boilerplate by autogenerating HTML input fields from a
given model. FormAlchemy will try to figure out what kind of HTML code should
be returned by introspecting the model's properties and generate ready-to-use
HTML code that will fit the developer's application.

Of course, FormAlchemy can't figure out everything, i.e, the developer might
want to display only a few columns from the given model. Thus, FormAlchemy is
also highly customizable.

Please visit the FormAlchemy's homepage for documentation and more information:

http://formalchemy.googlecode.com

You can subscribe to FormAlchemy's mailing list:

http://groups.google.com/group/formalchemy

Changes
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1.0
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* i18n support (gael.pasgrimaud)

* file upload support (gael.pasgrimaud)

* mapper property alias support (gael.pasgrimaud)

* add `**kwargs` to FieldSet and Grid render methods, which are passed
on to the template. this allows easy custom template use w/o having
to subclass. (lbruno)

* removed query_options. Just pass the query as the argument to the
options parameter, and FA will turn it into (description, value)
pairs. FA will also accept an iterable of objects as a value to the
options parameter.

* unicode(object) is used as the default option description, not
str(object). (Before, unicode was only used if the engine had
convert_unicode turned on.) This is more consistent with normal SA
behavior.

* added sanity checks to disallow getting into an inconsistent state.
notably, binding to an object that belongs to a session but does NOT
have a primary key set is not allowed. workaround: bind to the
class, and FA will instantiate it and take it out of the session
[until sync()]. Then you can pull that instance out as the .model
attribute.

* sync() will save model to session, if necessary

* add Field.with_renderer

* allow manually-added fields to pull their value from the bound model

* fs.[field] returns the configured version of the field, not the
unconfigured. fs.fields renamed to fs._fields. Added Field.reset()
to deepcopy the unconfigured version.

* explicit renderers required for custom types (FieldRenderer.render removed)

* new `documentation <http://docs.formalchemy.org>`_ (gael.pasgrimaud)

* bug fixes


0.5.1
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* Synonym support

* Bug fixes


0.5
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* Composite field and custom type support

* Joined table support

* Grid (companion to FieldSet) renders and edits multiple instances
at once.

* readonly support for FieldSet (replacing undocumented Table), Grid
(replacing TableCollection)

* FieldSet can render Fields from a non-mapped class (experimental)

* Saner (backwards-incompatible, but easy port) widget
(FieldRenderer) API

* FieldSet.render_fields is now an OrderedDict like FieldSet.fields.
Use render_fields.[iter]values() to get an iterable like the old
render_fields.

* Bug fixes


0.3.1
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* Bug fixes

* Much better DateTime support

* Extensible widget API (want to use your favorite date picker instead? No
problem.)

* `FieldRenderer` is now part of `from formalchemy import *` for use here

* Minor changes to template API (details in documentation). Does not affect
you unless you already wrote a custom template

* order fields by declared order as much as possible, instead of alphabetical,
when include= is absent

* Validator suite fleshed out (minlength, maxlength, regex, email, currency)

* Added doc sections on widget API and validation functions


0.3
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* Completely new API, based on Fields instead of column names

* Support manually added Fields, not just attributes from the SA model

* Relations (a FK will be rendered with a dropdown of related objects)

* Validation + sync

* Template-based rendering for greater customizibility. Tempita is included;
Mako is detected and used if present

* WebHelpers is no longer a dependency; the small parts FA needs have been
moved into helpers.py. (This was prompted by WebHelpers 0.6 breaking
backwards compatibility in nontrivial ways.)

* Pervasive docstrings

* Preliminary SA 0.5 support

* Regression test suite


0.2
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* Added 'disable', 'disable_pk', 'disable_fk' options.

* Fixed a bug where 'readonly*' options only worked for 'password' fields.

* Added 'date', 'time' and 'datetime' options for date/time fields formatting.

* Added 'bool_as_radio' option.

* Added a hack to force browsers to POST unckecked checkboxes.

* Fixed a bug where 'opts' from the 'dropdown' option is no longer rendered as
an attribute of the <select> tag.

* Fixed a compatibility issue with SQLAlchemy 0.4.1. The 'foreign_key' Column
attribute is now 'foreign_keys'.

* Added 'fieldset' option.

* Added 'include' option. Patch from Adam Gomaa.

* Added 'textarea' option. Additionnal patch provided by Adam Gomaa for passing
native tuple of intergers as `size` argument value.

* Added new experimental, little customizable, 'TableItem' and
'TableCollection'. TableItem renders a table from a bound model.
TableCollection renders a table from a collection of items that are of the
same class than the bound model: TableCollection(bind=client,
collection=client_list). The bound model can be a non-instantiated mapped
class.

* Removed NullType type column detection for now, as it seems to be a SA 0.4
only thing. What would a NullType HTML field represent anyway?

* FieldSet now returns fields embedded in <fieldset> HTML tags.

* Implemented the 'legend' option for FieldSet to provide an optional and
customizable <legend> tag. FieldSet uses the bound model's class name as the
legend by default. The legend can be customized by passing a string to the
'legend' option: `legend='My legend'`. The fieldset can be legend-less by
passing `legend=False`.

* Big core changes. Splitted the single formalchemy.py module into a
formalchemy package. More classes, more flexibility. Plus, we're now using
model-level and column-level rendering engines: 'ModelRenderer' and
'FieldRenderer'.

* 'ModelRender' and 'FieldRender' allows you to render a whole model (like
FieldSet, but without the fieldset/legend tags) or a single column.

* FieldSet now uses 'ModelRenderer'.

* Added new experimental, little customizable, non-form related, 'TableItem'
and 'TableCollection'. TableItem renders a table from a bound model.
TableCollection renders a table from a collection of items that are of the
same class than the bound model: TableCollection(bind=client,
collection=client_list). The bound model can be a non-instantiated mapped
class.


0.1
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* Initial release.

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