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Composed form support for zeam.form

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This package let you defines forms containing other forms in zeam.form.base.


Here a simple example. Let’s define a setting form:

from zeam.form import composed, base
from zope.interface import Interface

class Setting(composed.ComposedForm):

    label = u"Settings"

After, a module can add some mail settings on that screen:

class MailSetting(composed.SubForm):

    label = u"Mail delivery settings"

And publications of that application could add some publication settings:

class PublicationSetting(composed.SubForm):

    label = u"Publication settings"

Some default templates are included as well, but you can replace like you will do in zeam.form.base.



This class define a form which able to contain other forms. It behave like a zeam.form.base Form, but does use its fields. A usefull method can give you back a given subform : getSubForm(identifier).

This class represent a form which is contained inside a ComposedForm. This form behave exactly like a zeam.form.base Form to which you add:

  • a method available() which is called before anything else to know if the form shoud still be included in the ComposedForm.
  • a method getComposedForm() that gives you back the composed form in which this form is rendered.
This class let you group SubForm together. They are rendered within the group template, and prefixed by the group name. Like a SubForm they have an available() and a getComposedForm() method. It as well have a getSubForm(identifier) method.


All those directives comes from Grokcore component. Please refer to the Grok documentation for more information.

Define for which object the form/sub form is available.
Define the skin for which the form/sub form is aviable.
Define a permission need to access the form.
Define a Grok-like template for the form. After you done that, the Grok template will be look up and used. You can’t use anymore a megrok.pagetemplate template, unless you set template=None again on your form class.
On a sub form, define for which form the sub form is available.
Let you specify a number to sort your sub form afterwards using that setting.


1.3.3 (2019/01/15)

  • Updated versions of GTK packages.

1.3.2 (2012/05/02)

  • Update to use the latest grokcore.component.

1.3.1 (2012/04/27)

  • Now use grokcore.chameleon instead of megrok.chameleon.

1.3 (2011/11/08)

  • Fix various stupid bugs.
  • Fix available issue after executing actions.
  • Properly support zeam.form.base 1.2 (actions return the sub form on which the action have been executed).
  • Updates tests.

1.2 (2010/10/19)

  • Add the concept of groups : subforms in a composed one can be grouped with them : they act as a composed form to the subform, and a subform to the composed form.
  • Update default templates to reflect changes in zeam.form.base.

1.1 (2010/07/16)

  • Default templates now use Chameleon.
  • Call update for all subforms when the update of the composed form is called.

1.0 (2010/05/03)

  • Initial release.

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