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Extended forms library for django

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softwarefabrica.django.forms library

A forms library for `Django`_ projects, which aims at providing increased
functionality and flexibility to the standard `forms library`_.

Please see the documentation for more information and examples.

Don't forget to check also our other `Django`_ applications,
``softwarefabrica.django.utils``, and ``softwarefabrica.django.forms``.

Happy coding!

.. _`Django`:
.. _`forms library`:

*Marco Pantaleoni*

.. contents::


This library depends on `softwarefabrica.django.utils` from the same
If you use the EasyInstall_ outlined below, dependencies will be satisfied
automatically (the ``easy_install`` will take care of everything).
There are no dependencies right now, except for Django itself.


You can download and install the most up-to-date version in one step
using EasyInstall_. For example, on a unix-like system:


$ su
# easy_install softwarefabrica.django.forms

If you are using Ubuntu, to install system-wide:


$ sudo easy_install softwarefabrica.django.forms

Otherwise you can just download the source package (eg. from PyPI_),
extract it and run the usual ```` commands:


$ su
# python install

Then you can use the library in any django project by simple including it in the
``INSTALLED_APPS`` settings variable, as outlined below.

.. _EasyInstall:
.. _PyPI:


If you don't want or cannot install using EasyInstall_, download the
package from Cheese Shop:

In a future, it will be possible to download also from:

Using the forms library in your applications

Once you've installed the library and want to use it in your Django
applications, simply put ``'softwarefabrica.django.forms'`` in your
``INSTALLED_APPS`` setting.

Since there are no associated models, a `` syncdb`` command is not

That's it!


Documentation is included in the form of *docstrings*, inside the library source

For some advanced examples, please see also the included automatic tests.


The library includes automatic tests.
To run the tests, do:


$ export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=softwarefabrica.django.forms.tests.settings
$ test


It's possible to contact the author by e-mail at the following addresses:

m.pantaleoni at

panta at

marco.pantaleoni at


This software is covered by the GNU General Public License version 2.
If you want to use this software in a closed source application, you
need to buy a commercial license from the author.

This open source version is:

Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Marco Pantaleoni. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.


2008-12-16 Marco Pantaleoni <>

* softwarefabrica/django/forms/ fixed small
bugs in DateField, DateTimeField, DateWidget, DateTimeWidget.

* softwarefabrica/django/forms/
(extended_formfield_cb): 'required' is forced into fields kwargs,
because in some cases it's not honoured.

2008-12-01 Marco Pantaleoni <>

* bug fixes.

2008-11-27 Marco Pantaleoni <>

* Added RelatedItemField, SelectPopupField,
SelectMultiplePopupField fields and corresponding widgets
(RelatedItemWidget, SelectPopupWidget, SelectMultiplePopupWidget

2008-11-25 Marco Pantaleoni <>

* Added extended fields and widgets. Modified form classes to use
new widgets.

* Fixes, added regression tests.

* Created.

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