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Project Description

A reusable Django app that allows to submit forms via AJAX.

This is useful for two usecases:

  1. You have a very long form and you want to signal to your users that each field they fill out is saved immediately and you want to show validation errors immediately.
  2. You have a number of different forms that all have their own small AJAX-views and partial templates and you all include them in one bigger template. Each form should be able to communicate with it’s own AJAX-view independently.

Features:

  1. Error messages are displayed next to the field, when they happen
  2. A visual indicator is displayed on the field that has just been changed to indicate that this value has been saved.

Installation

To get the latest stable release from PyPi

pip install django-forms-ajaxified

To get the latest commit from GitHub

pip install -e git+git://github.com/bitmazk/django-forms-ajaxified.git#egg=forms_ajaxified

Add forms_ajaxified to your INSTALLED_APPS

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...,
    'django_libs',
    'forms_ajaxified',
)

Add django_libs.middleware.AjaxRedirectMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES

MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = [
    'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
    ...
    'django_libs.middleware.AjaxRedirectMiddleware',
]

In your base.html include the jQuery plugin that loads your forms and handles the AJAX responses. You should place it somewhere below your jQuery include:

{% load staticfiles %}
...
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="{% static "forms_ajaxified/js/forms_ajaxified.js" %}"></script>

At the bottom of your base.html or whereever you run global initialisations, activate the jQuery plugin:

<script>
    $(document).ready(function() {
        $('[data-class="form_ajaxified"]').formsAjaxified();
    });
</script>

If you are using Bootstrap, you can add a green border around an input element via CSS transitions similar to the blue border when the element is focused. Simply add the following to your project’s styles:

input.success, textarea.success, select.success {
    @color-rgba: rgba(red(@brand-success), green(@brand-success), blue(@brand-success), .6);
    border-color: @color-rgba;
    .box-shadow(~"inset 0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,.075), 0 0 8px @{color-rgba}");
}

Usage

This example assumes that you have a big TemplateView that contains one or more small partial templates with forms. You could just as well just use one big FormView, as usual.

First you should write a TemplateView that renders the whole template and reserves some space for its one or many forms to be loaded:

from django.views.generic import TemplateView

class MyTemplateView(TemplateView):
    template_name = 'myapp/my_template_view.html'

The template for this view should look something like this:

{% extends "base.html" %}
<form method="post" action="{% url "my_form_view" %}" data-class="form_ajaxified"></form>

As you can see, the form is empty but thanks to the data-class attribute, our jQuery plugin will be able to find all such forms on your template. It will read the action attribute and send an AJAX GET request to the action view and initially retrieve the returned partial.

Now you should write a simple Form and a FormView that returns the partial template that renders this form. By adding the AjaxFormViewMixin you enable your view to return proper JSON responses when handling POST requests. We only show a code snippet for one such FormView but you could have many of them and load them all in a TemplateView that ties everything together:

from django.views.generic import FormView
from forms_ajaxified.views import AjaxFormViewMixin
from myapp.forms import MyForm

class MyFormView(AjaxFormViewMixin, FormView):
    form_class = MyForm
    template_name = 'myapp/partials/my_form.html'

The partial template for your form should look something like below. Note that the template does not contain a form tag because we already have that in the “outer” template of the TemplateView above:

{% for field in form %}
    {% include "django_libs/partials/form_field.html" %}
{% endfor %}
<input type="submit" name="btn_submit" value="Submit" />

If everything is setup correctly, the jQuery plugin will initially load all forms and then monitor all changes in their fields. On every data change, it will send a POST request to the corresponding AJAX-view. If validation errors happen, they will appear next to their fields. If data was saved successfully, a visual indicator will inform the user about this. In theory, the form would not even need a submit button, it is up to the developer to decide if it should be there or not.

Redirecting

Sometimes a successful POST to your form changes thing so drastically that you need to redirect to another page (i.e. when you change the title of an object, which also changes it’s slug and you need to redirect to a new URL with the new slug).

In this case, please add the following hidden input to your form:

<input type="hidden" name="form_valid_redirect" value="1" />

Make sure that you have the AjaxRedirectMiddleware in your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES setting. Now your form will always redirect on a successful submit.

If you want your form to only redirect in certain situations (i.e. only when the slug has been changed), you can do something like this in your view:

class MyFormView(AjaxFormViewMixin, FormView):
    def form_valid(self, form):
        form_valid_redirect = self.request.POST.get('form_valid_redirect')
        if some_condition:
            form_valid_redirect = False
        return super(MyFormView, self).form_valid(
            form, form_valid_redirect=form_valid_redirect)

As you can see, the form_valid implementation of AjaxFormViewMixin allows an additional kwarg form_valid_redirect. When you don’t pass in that kwarg, the mixin will try to get that value from the POST data (from your hidden field) but when you pass in that kwarg, it will override the POST data.

jQuery Plugin Options

The jQuery plugin supports the following options:

default_loading_text

Default: Submitting…

Set this if you want to use a different text to be shown on submit buttons when submitting the form. The original button text will be replaced with this one and the button will be disabled. When the request returns, the changes will be undone.

jQuery Plugin Data Attributes

The following data attributes allow to adjust the behaviour of the plugin:

data-id=”form_ajaxified”

Set this attribute on all forms that should be controlled by this app.

data-loading-text=”Loading…”

Set this attribute on submit buttons that should have special loading texts. This overrides the plugin option default_loading_text.

data-autosave=”1”

Set this attribute on input elements and they will trigger a form submit every 15 seconds.

data-autosave-interval=”1000”

Set this attribute alongside data-autosave to override the default interval of 15 seconds. The value represents milliseconds.

data-ajax-add-wrapper=”[data-id=’some-element’]”

If you have an “Add item” button somewhere on your page that should create a new item and display a new partial form to edit that new item, you can add this attribute to the button element. The value of the attribtue should be a selector that selects the wrapper element that should get the new form partial appended.

data-ajax-delete-element=”[data-id=’some-element’]”

If you have “Delete item” buttons on your page that should delete a form partial from your page, you can add this attribute to the button element. The value of the attribtue should be a selector that selects the element that should be deleted. The form that contains the delete button will be deleted as well.

Contribute

If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 django-forms-ajaxified
make develop

git co -b feature_branch master
# Implement your feature and tests
git add . && git commit
git push -u origin feature_branch
# Send us a pull request for your feature branch
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