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README

django-formset-js
=================

A wrapper for a JavaScript formset helper.

Installing
----------

Install via pip::

    pip install django-formset-js

Then add it and its dependancy ``django-jquery-js``
to your ``INSTALLED_APPS``::

    INSTALLED_APPS += (
        'django.contrib.staticfiles',
        'jquery',
        'djangoformsetjs',
    )

Using
-----

Include the JavaScript library
******************************

Both jQuery and this library must be included in your page.
The simplest way to do this is to add the scripts as media dependencies on your form::

    from djangoformsetjs.utils import formset_media_js

    class MyForm(forms.Form):
        class Media(object):
            js = formset_media_js + (
                # Other form media here
            )

    MyFormSet = formset_factory(MyForm)

And then include the Media of the form in your template::

    {{ formset.media }}

Alternatively, simply add the script tags::

    <script src="{{ STATIC_URL }}js/jquery.js"></script>
    <script src="{{ STATIC_URL }}js/jquery.formset.js"></script>

Render the formset
******************

So that the library can work with your formset,
certain blocks of your formset need to be marked up with ``data-formset-...`` attributes::

    {% load formset_tags %}

    <div id="formset" data-formset-prefix="{{ formset.prefix }}">
        {{ formset.management_form }}

        <div data-formset-body>
            <!-- New forms will be inserted in here -->
            {% for form in formset %}
                <div data-formset-form>
                    {{ form }}
                    <button type="button" data-formset-delete-button>Delete form</button>
                </div>
            {% endfor %}
        </div>

        <!-- The empty form template. By wrapping this in a <script> tag, the
        __prefix__ placeholder can easily be replaced in both attributes and
        any scripts -->
        <script type="form-template" data-formset-empty-form>
            {% escapescript %}
                <div data-formset-form>
                    {{ formset.empty_form }}
                    <button type="button" data-formset-delete-button>Delete form</button>
                </div>
            {% endescapescript %}
        </script>

        <!-- This button will add a new form when clicked -->
        <input type="button" value="Add another" data-formset-add>

        <script>jQuery(function($) {
            $("#formset").formset({
                animateForms: true
            });
        });</script>

    </div>

The ``data-formset-`` data attributes are:

``data-formset-prefix``
  The value of ``{{ formset.prefix }}``.
  This is used to find the management form.

``data-formset-body``
  This indicates where all the child forms are.
  New forms are inserted in here.

``data-formset-form``
  Every form (including the empty form) should have this attribute.

``data-formset-empty-form``
  The element that contains the empty form template.
  For best results, use a ``<script>`` tag.

``data-formset-add``
  A button that adds a new form.

``data-formset-delete-button``
  A button that deletes that form.

The empty form template is wrapped in a ``<script>`` as plain text.
This stops any JavaScript attached to widgets from running upon page load,
and makes finding and replacing the ``__prefix__`` placeholder easier.
The contents of the ``<script>`` should be wrapped in a ``{% escapescript %}`` block
to prevent any script tags inside from closing the wrapping script tag prematurely.

If the forms can be deleted, and contain a delete checkbox,
the following actions occur:

* When the checkbox is checked, marking the form for deletion,
  the ``formDeleted`` event is fired on the ``data-formset-form`` container,
  and the ``data-formset-form-deleted`` attribute is added.

* When the checkbox is unchecked, marking the form as active again,
  the ``formAdded`` event is fired on the ``data-formset-form`` container,
  and the ``data-formset-form-deleted`` attribute is removed.

If the forms can be deleted, and contain a delete button,
pressing the delete button will toggle the delete checkbox for that form.
The ``DELETE`` field should be hidden if the delete button is used.
The delete button is identified by the ``data-formset-delete-button`` attribute::

    {% for form in formset %}
        <div data-formset-form>
            {{ form.name }}
            {{ form.age }}

            <div class="hidden">{{ form.DELETE }}</div>
            <button type="button" data-formset-delete-button>Delete form</button>
        </div>
    {% endfor %}

If the ``animateForms`` option is set when the formset is created,
adding and deleting forms will be animated by sliding the forms in and out.

Options
*******

The jQuery plugin takes the following options:

``form``:
  The selector to find forms.
  Defaults to ``[data-formset-form]``.

``emptyForm``:
  The selector to find the empty form template.
  Defaults to ``script[type=form-template][data-formset-empty-form]``.

``body``:
  The selector to find the formset body.
  New forms will be inserted at the bottom of this element.
  Defaults to ``[data-formset-body]``.

``add``:
  The selector to find the add button.
  Defaults to ``[data-formset-add]``.
``deleteButton``:
  The selector to find the delete button within a form.
  Defaults to ``[data-formset-delete-button]``.

``hasMaxFormsClass``:
  The class added to the formset when the maximum number of forms is reached.
  The maximum number of forms is pulled from the management form.
  Defaults to ``has-max-forms``.

``animateForms``:
  Whether to animate form addition/deletion.
  Defaults to ``false``.


Example
-------

A minimal example project is provided in the ``example/`` directory.
Read ``example/README`` for more information