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Form screenshot for legal proof of clicking one of the checkboxes?

We got a request from one of our customers, and since I've never encountered such a request before, I don't even know where to start looking. Our customer is a network of colleges, and we're building ...
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Why do Windows Forms / Swing frameworks favour inheritance instead of Composition?

Today a professor of mine commented that he found it odd that while SWT's philosophy is one of making your own controls by composition, Swing seems to favour inheritance. I have almost no contact ...
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How to model the dependencies between fields in very complex forms

We have to create a web application that will be used as an application form for multiple insurance products (15 in total). This application form will be similar to a form wizard, it will span across ...
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Should a RESTful API provide data for an entire form?

Let's say I have a JavaScript web application which entirely uses a RESTful API for data. Let's say this application has a data form, and let's say I'm editing a record at /product/12345. When ...
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1answer
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Is there an effective way for creating complex forms?

While creating a 'search' form I've been faced to an overwhelming complexity and I was wondering whether there is a well-known way to accomplish such task. Fields of the form in question can be seen ...
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Web programming, standard way to deal with a response that takes time to complete

With normal form submission I use the pattern Post / Redirect / Get, when processing the forms. I have a database application built with Django. I want to allow the users to select a number of items ...
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4answers
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Web App vs. Desktop App Regarding Deployment

I'm taking on an opportunity for a local business to develop a small, simple timesheet manager (they still record time by hand) and am currently in the planning phases. It will include basic ...
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Making simple forms in web applications [closed]

How do you work with forms in your web applications? I am not talking about RESTful applications, I don't want to build heavy front-end using frameworks like Backbone. For example, I need to add ...
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Should I use a Class or Dictionary to Store Form Values

I am working on a C# .NET Application, where I have a Form with lots of controls. I need to perform computations depending on the values of the controls. Therefore, I need to pass the Form values to a ...
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3answers
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Validating allowed characters or validating disallowed characters

I've always validated my user input based on a list of valid/allowed characters, rather than a list of invalid/disallowed characters (or simply no validation). It's just a habit I picked up, probably ...
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Dynamic Forms: Pattern or AntiPattern?

I'm sure you've seen it. The database has a bunch of tables called Forms, Controls,FormsControls, ControlSets, Actions and the program that queries these tables has a dynamically generated user ...
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Techniques for fitting multi language labels on forms

I am building a multi language website on ExtJS, where I have covered all the technical aspects of the multi language aspect. How would deal with different string lengths? Lets say I design a 160px ...
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How to build configurable forms?

I'm working on two separate projects now that are essentially just CMSs -- a bunch of forms for recording various bits of information. Each project is built to serve many clients, and each client ...
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What is the best way to provide downloadable / uploadable forms?

I need to allow some of my users to design and upload blank forms, to be downloaded, completed, and uploaded by other users. It would be nice if I could verify the completeness of the uploaded forms, ...
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What is the best way to go about storing application options: file system or db? [closed]

We are looking to find the best way to store user options (skills, degrees, industries, languages, etc.) for drop downs. The options are between a JSON file we can store on the server file system or ...
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1answer
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What pattern to use when you have to hide/show different sections on a form depending on a dropdown value?

For example, let's say you have 8 sections to hide/show and depending on the value of a dropdown, you have to show or hide dynamically from 1 to 8 sections. 1) Is there any better way of doing this ...
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Looking for the fastest way to collect form data

I am developing an application in Flex. There are 20+ 'pages', each with its own form. I need to collect all the entered data and pass it to an API method. What I am wondering is when I should begin ...
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What is required to see a form in Angular within $scope? [migrated]

I have hit a documentation gap in 1.4.3 Angular (one of many) with respect to accessing the form from within the scope. Numerous examples indicate that the following should work ...
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1answer
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Storing Form Data in a class

I have a form that writes to a database. Other than creating a class handle an external API, this project is done. However, the processing script is your standard procedural calling of queries using ...
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why use a form object when you can get needed data from view object's html?

I am working with server side code. I have a request object that handles request data validation and filtering. I have a view object that uses template files to generate html for output. the ...