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Server-side addon for quick creation of forms from POJOs using annotations

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Annotate your POJO's with several simple annotations and this add-on will build the complete multi-column form from it automatically.

  • Server-side only add-on, no widgetset update required
  • Create forms with zero widget/layout java/xml code
  • Describe form details and layouting in your POJO as extra annotations
  • Use IDE code completion benefits
  • Extra fast forms creation (1-2 mins per form)

P.S. Note, that this add-on is in pre-alpha experimental state. No documentation exists at the moment.

P.S.2. As for now, add-on supports simple form fields only. For the 1.0 release it is planned to add support for both simple and nested forms (complex POJO's), multi-page forms, support for custom validation methods in POJO's and several more features, so stay tuned.

Sample code

@FormBean(rows = 4, columns = 2, cancelButtonVisible = false, commitButtonVisible = false, title = "???????????", header = "?? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??????? ????????????. ??????? ??? ??? ?????, ????? ??????????? ????? ? ?????????? ??????. ??? ????????? ??????, ????? ??? ?????? ????????, ?????????? ???????? ? ?????? ?? ??????? ????????? ? ????? ??????? ????? ? ?????? ????????.")
public class SignupForm implements Serializable
{

    @FormField(title = "Your name", location = "0,0,1,0", required = true, requiredFieldErrorMessage = "Please enter your name")
    private String name;

    @FormField(title = "E-Mail", location = "0,1,1,1", required = true, requiredFieldErrorMessage = "Please enter your e-mail")
    private String email = "a@b.c";

    @FormField(title = "Date of birth", location = "0,2,1,2", requiredFieldErrorMessage = "Please indicate your date of birth")
    @DateTypeOptions(resulution = Resolution.MONTH, format = "dd.MM.yyyy")
    private long birthDate;

    @FormField(title = "Create new password", location = "0,3", required = true, requiredFieldErrorMessage = "Please create and type your new password")
    private String password1;

    @FormField(title = "Type your password again", location = "1,3", required = true, requiredFieldErrorMessage = "Retype your password once again for verification")
    private String password2;

    public SignupForm()
    {
    }

    // getter and setters skipped...
}
AutoForm form = new AutoForm();
myWindowLayout.addComponent(form);

SignupForm data = new SignupForm();
form.setFormData(data);

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Version

Initial pre-alpha build

Released
2013-07-28
Maturity
EXPERIMENTAL
License
Apache License 2.0

Compatibility

Framework
Vaadin 7.0+
Browser
Browser Independent

Auto Forms - Vaadin Add-on Directory

Server-side addon for quick creation of forms from POJOs using annotations Auto Forms - Vaadin Add-on Directory
Annotate your POJO's with several simple annotations and this add-on will build the complete multi-column form from it automatically. - Server-side only add-on, no widgetset update required - Create forms with zero widget/layout java/xml code - Describe form details and layouting in your POJO as extra annotations - Use IDE code completion benefits - Extra fast forms creation (1-2 mins per form) P.S. Note, that this add-on is in pre-alpha experimental state. No documentation exists at the moment. P.S.2. As for now, add-on supports simple form fields only. For the 1.0 release it is planned to add support for both simple and nested forms (complex POJO's), multi-page forms, support for custom validation methods in POJO's and several more features, so stay tuned.
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