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Extending form settings

  1. sciamannikoo

    This is a followup of this post.

    Right now I've managed to add a new setting in the form general settings (so this is not a new field type, but a form property).

    I've tried to do this following the example provided for the 'gform_field_standard_settings' hook.

    After struggling for a while and trying to understand how standard form's settings work, I've realized that this hook implementation must be different, even though the docs says "This hook functions identically to the gform_field_standard_settings hook.".

    Anyway, what I think I've understood is that rather than using the SetFieldProperty() javascript function, I must use UpdateFormProperty().

    However, the value is not stored.
    Debugging this function I see that it tries to set the html content of "#gform_" + name (where "name" is the property name I've created), but this element doesn't exists.

    Here's a sample:

    I'm really lost: I've spent the last 4 hours trying to sort out what I'm doing wrong and the official documentation is not really helping.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday November 21, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Sorry about that. I do think we need some more examples on form settings.
    What you need to do is use the "gform_before_update" javascript hook to save your form settings.
    Something like:

    function gform_before_update(form){
        form["my_setting"] = jQuery("#mysetting").val();

    I hope this helps.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday November 21, 2012 | Permalink
  3. sciamannikoo

    Hi Alex.

    Thank you for your answer.

    This definitely looks promising, but how I'm supposed to hook to 'gform_before_update'?

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday November 21, 2012 | Permalink
  4. sciamannikoo

    Found it!

    Here's a good working example by the way:

    Alex, I've read many times official apologies about the lack of documentation for developers.
    I've spent most of this day trying to find how to do such a simple thing and also with your help I've eventually managed to get this additional form setting I was looking for.

    But frankly I'd expect to see some actual action.

    I'll probably write about it in my blog, for helping others with my same needs, and I've seen other posts referring to external resources (provided also from admins/staff like you): this doesn't make look GF very prone on providing good documentation to their users.

    I hope in actual improvements soon, but I don't have high expectations about this.

    At least there is this good support area that (most of the times at least) provides quick help.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday November 21, 2012 | Permalink