O'Reilly logo

MooTools 1.3 Cookbook by Jay Larry G. Johnston

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Creating new form elements

Creating new form elements uses the same easy-to-remember syntax as creating any other HTML elements. We can then inject them into our form on the fly. Prepare by being familiar with this syntax.

How to do it...

Create new form elements that each have a unique name.

<form action="javascript:" method="get" id="my_form"> <input type="button" id="add_input" value="Add Input"/> <input type="button" id="my_submit" value="Submit Form"/> </form> <script type="text/javascript"> var num_els = 0; $('add_input').addEvent('click',function() { num_els++; // create a new FORM element (INPUT) new Element('input',{ 'type' : 'text', 'name' : 'input_'+num_els, 'value': String.uniqueID(), 'style': 'display:block;' }).inject('my_form','bottom'); ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required