A more elegant way to write html tables. A simple example:
table_for @articles do |t| # simplest, just puts the results of this attribute in the td t.column :title # slightly more complicated, passes the results of the attribute into the block t.column(:tags) do |tags| tags.join(', ') end # most complicated, allows a great deal of control over the attributes of the column t.column do |c| c.title = "No. Comments" # The text in the table header c.cell_attributes[:class] << 'number' # Append this class to every td c.content do |article| # content for each td, passes the model for the # row into the block link_to article.comments.size, article_comments(article) end end end
This produces a very clean html table. See TableFor2's README for more examples and sample output.
In rails 2.0, the form_for is rather inflexible, this may have changed in 2.1.0, I haven't checked. Rather than attemping to override all the
form_for methods to support better markup for handling forms, I just copied them into a new module. It works almost exactly like the build-in
form_for, but produces an ordered list of form fields with labels.
<ol> <li> <label for="title">Title:</label> <input type="text"> </li> </ol>
See the readme for more samples and docs.
A helper for building show pages, similar to
form_for. Creates a definition list of titles/attributes.