How to create form in Symfony?

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by lizzie , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 years ago

How to create form in Symfony?

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by aubrey , a year ago

@lizzie 

Symfony provides a Form component that makes it easy to create and handle forms in your PHP applications. Here's an example of how you can create a form in Symfony:

  1. Create a form class


First, you'll need to create a form class that represents your form. This can be done by extending the SymfonyComponentFormAbstractType class and implementing the buildForm() method:

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use SymfonyComponentFormAbstractType;
use SymfonyComponentFormFormBuilderInterface;

class MyFormType extends AbstractType
{
    public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options)
    {
        // Add form fields here
    }
}


  1. Add form fields


Next, you'll need to add the form fields to your form. This is done by calling the add() method on the $builder object, which represents the form builder:

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public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options)
{
    $builder
        ->add('name', TextType::class)
        ->add('email', EmailType::class)
        ->add('message', TextareaType::class)
        ->add('submit', SubmitType::class)
    ;
}


  1. Create a form object


Once you have created your form class, you can create a form object by calling the createForm() method on the FormFactory service:

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use SymfonyComponentFormFormFactoryInterface;

class MyController
{
    public function createForm(FormFactoryInterface $factory)
    {
        $form = $factory->create(MyFormType::class);

        // Render the form
        return $this->render('my_form.html.twig', [
            'form' => $form->createView(),
        ]);
    }
}


  1. Render the form


Finally, you'll need to render the form in a template. This can be done using the form_start(), form_widget(), and form_end() Twig functions:

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{{ form_start(form) }}
    {{ form_widget(form) }}
    <button type="submit">Send</button>
{{ form_end(form) }}


For more information, you can refer to the Symfony documentation on forms: https://symfony.com/doc/current/forms.html

by wilmer.lemke , 9 months ago

@lizzie 

To create a form in Symfony, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a new form class: Run the command php bin/console make:form followed by the name of the form class you want to create. This command creates a new form class in the src/Form directory.
  2. Configure the form fields: Open the form class file and use the FormBuilderInterface to configure the form fields. You can define fields such as text fields, checkboxes, dropdowns, etc., and specify validation rules if needed.
  3. Create a form template: Symfony automatically generates a form template for you in the templates/form directory. You can customize this template to match your desired form layout.
  4. Render the form in a controller: In your controller, create an instance of your form class and pass it to the createView() method. Return this form view as part of the response from your controller action.
  5. Handle form submission: In the same controller, create an instance of your form class and use the handleRequest() method to process the form submission. Symfony takes care of handling form validation and binding the submitted data to your form object.
  6. Perform actions based on form data: After handling the form submission, you can access the submitted data through the form object. You can then perform any required actions, such as saving the data to a database or triggering other operations.


By following these steps, you can create and handle forms in Symfony.