This is the config array for clonefish which generates the form you've just seen. How can you use such an array?


= Array(

'inputText' => Array(
'type'           => 'inputText',
'displayname'    => 'A plain text field',

'inputPassword' => Array(
'type'           => 'inputPassword',
'displayname'    => 'A password field',

'textarea' => Array(
'type'           => 'textarea',
'html'           => 'cols="20" rows="3"',
'displayname'    => 'A textarea',

'inputHidden' => Array(
'type'           => 'inputHidden',
'value'          => "something you don't want the users to see",



usage example

To create a form using this array you'll only need a few lines of code:


// create the form object
$clonefish = new clonefish'loginform''test.php''POST' );

// setup codepage so your data will be handled
// perfectly by the appropriate string functions
$clonefish->codepage         'utf-8';
$clonefish->multibytesupport 'multibyteutf8';

// add the form elements (fields) pre-filled with
// values from $_POST
$clonefish->addElements$config$_POSTget_magic_quotes_gpc() );

// validate the form if the form has been submitted
if ( count$_POST ) && $clonefish->validate() ) {
// form is valid, go and store values in database, etc.
  // $clonefish->getElementValues() provides a 
  // normalized value array.
// if the form wasn't submitted yet or the validation
  // had failed, show the form (automatically
  // including error messages)
$clonefish->getHTML() .


But there's so much more than just displaying the form - be sure to read the
reference pages and the introduction!