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Umbraco User's Guide by Paul Sterling, Nik Wahlberg

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USER GENERATED FORMS USING UMBRACO CONTOUR

Umbraco HQ has a suite of PRO products that they sell outside of the MIT license. They provide these products at a very reasonable cost and the benefits of the added features far outweigh the costs in terms of the time it would take to develop.

Contour is one of those products that developers and site administrators agree is a terrific and priceless add-on. It allows non-technical editors and administrators to easily create and publish interactive data collection forms with a few simple clicks. Installing and purchasing a license for this product produces a separate section in the Umbraco backoffice called Contour, as shown in Figure 5-13.

image Contour can easily be installed by navigating to the Developer section, expanding the Packages node, expanding the Umbraco Package Repository node, and clicking on the Umbraco PRO node. Contour will be available in the resulting right-hand pane.

FIGURE 5-13

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To create a Contour form, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Contour section.
  2. Right-click the Forms node and click the Create menu option as shown in Figure 5-14.

    FIGURE 5-14

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  3. Start by editing the Form Name and Fieldset Title by clicking the fields ...

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