Chapter 3. Forms

In this chapter, we will learn how to create Ext forms, which are similar to the HTML forms that we use, without the usability restrictions and boring user interface.

We use some different form field types to create a form that validates and submits asynchronously. Then we will create a database-driven, drop-down menu (ComboBox), and add some more complex field validation and masking. We will then finish it off with a few advanced topics that will give our forms some serious 'wow' factor.

The goals of this chapter include:

  • Creating a form that uses AJAX submission

  • Validating field data and creating custom validation

  • Loading form data from a database

The core components of a form

The possibilities are endless with Ext forms. Key listeners, ...

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