Flex - Form

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Introduction

The Form container lets you control the layout of a form, mark form fields as required or optional, handle error messages, and bind your form data to the Flex data model to perform data checking and validation. It also lets you use style sheets to configure the appearance of your forms.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for spark.components.Form class:

public class Form 
   extends Container

Public properties

S.N.Property & Description
1invalidElements : Array
[read-only] A sorted Array of descendant elements that are in an invalid state.

Public methods

S.N.Method & Description
1Form()
Constructor.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • mx.core.Component

  • mx.core.UIComponent

  • mx.core.FlexSprite

  • flash.display.Sprite

  • flash.display.DisplayObjectContainer

  • flash.display.InteractiveObject

  • flash.display.DisplayObject

  • flash.events.EventDispatcher

  • Object

Flex Form Example

Let us follow the following steps to check usage of Form in a Flex application by creating a test application:

StepDescription
1Create a project with a name HelloWorld under a package com.tutorialspoint.client as explained in the Flex - Create Application chapter.
2Modify HelloWorld.mxml as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3Compile and run the application to make sure business logic is working as per the requirements.

Following is the content of the modified mxml file src/com.tutorialspoint/HelloWorld.mxml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<s:Application xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
   xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
   xmlns:mx="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx"
   width="100%" height="100%" minWidth="500" minHeight="500"
   >  
   <fx:Style source="/com/tutorialspoint/client/Style.css"/>
   <fx:Declarations>
      <mx:StringValidator source="{fname}" property="text" 
      minLength="4" maxLength="12"/>
      <mx:PhoneNumberValidator source="{phone}" property="text"/>
      <mx:EmailValidator source="{email}" property="text"/>
   </fx:Declarations>
   <s:BorderContainer width="630" height="480" id="mainContainer" 
      styleName="container">
      <s:VGroup width="100%" height="100%" gap="50" 
         horizontalAlign="center" verticalAlign="middle">
         <s:Label id="lblHeader" text="Layout Panels Demonstration" 
         fontSize="40" color="0x777777" styleName="heading"/>
         <s:Panel id="formPanel" title="Using Form"
            width="500" height="300" 
            includeInLayout="true" visible="true">
            <s:Form >						
               <s:FormItem label="First name">
                  <s:TextInput id="fname" width="200"/>
               </s:FormItem>
               <s:FormItem label="E-mail">
                  <s:TextInput id="email" width="200"/>
               </s:FormItem>
               <s:FormItem label="Phone">
                  <s:TextInput id="phone" width="200"/>
               </s:FormItem>
            </s:Form>
         </s:Panel>
      </s:VGroup>	 
   </s:BorderContainer>	
</s:Application>

Once you are ready with all the changes done, let us compile and run the application in normal mode as we did in Flex - Create Application chapter. If everything is fine with your application, this will produce following result: [ Try it online ]

Flex Form

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