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Lesson 14 - Form framework in PHP - Finishing the basic concept

In the previous lesson, Form framework for PHP - Form, we started working on our form class. In today's tutorial, we'll finish up with the basics of it.


A key feature of our form class will be to render its controls as HTML code. Let's go over our expectations before we dive into it.


We will be able to render an entire form by calling the render() method:

<?= $form->render() ?>

The result should look like the following:

Generating forms automatically in PHP

Occasionally, we might need a more complex form. There could be headings, images and other additional elements between controls. Therefore, we'll need to add partial rendering as well, like this:


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In this tutorial, we'll discuss automatic full and partial form rendering in PHP, which we'll implement right away.

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