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       Catalyst::Plugin::FillInForm - FillInForm for Catalyst


           use Catalyst 'FillInForm';
           # that's it, if Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator is being used

           # OR, manually:

           # in Controller/; assume $c->stash->data is seeded elsewhere
           sub end : Private {
             my ( $self, $c ) = @_;
             $c->forward('MyApp::View::TT') unless $c->res->output;
             $c->fillform( $c->stash->data );
             # ....


       Fill forms automatically, based on data from a previous HTML form. Typically (but not
       necessarily) used in conjunction with Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator. This module
       automatically inserts data from a previous HTML form into HTML input fields, textarea
       fields, radio buttons, checkboxes, and select tags. It is an instance of HTML::FillInForm,
       which itself is a subclass of HTML::Parser, which it uses to parse the HTML and insert the
       values into the proper form tags.

       The usual application is after a user submits an HTML form without filling out a required
       field, or with errors in fields having specified constraints. FillInForm is used to
       redisplay the HTML form with all the form elements containing the submitted info.
       FillInForm can also be used to fill forms with data from any source, e.g. directly from
       your database.


       Will automatically fill in forms, based on the parameters in "$c->req->parameters", if the
       last form has missing or invalid fields, and if "Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator" is being
       used. "finalize" is called automatically by the Catalyst Engine; the end user will not
       have to call it directly. (In fact, it should never be called directly by the end user.)


       Fill a form, based on request parameters (the default) or any other specified data hash.
       You would call this manually if you're getting your data from some source other than the
       parameters (e.g. if you're seeding an edit form with the results of a database query), or
       if you're using some other validation system than "Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator".

           $c->fillform; # defaults to $c->req->parameters

           # OR

           $c->fillform( \%data_hash );

       "fillform" must be called after an HTML template has been rendered. A typical way of using
       it is to place it immediately after your "forward" call to your view class, which might be
       in a built-in "end" action in your application class.

       You can also hand in a hashref of additional params for HTML::FillInForm->fill() if you
       like.  Explicitly providing a \%data_hash is mandatory for this use case.

           $c->fillform( $c->req->parameters, {
              ignore_fields => [ 'pagesrc', 'pagedst' ],
              fill_password => 0,
           } );


       This class does not play well with Catalyst's ActionClass('RenderView') so you may want to
       check your "end" method (in Controller/ or perhaps If it looks like

            sub end : ActionClass('RenderView') {}

       Then you'll need to change it to something like this:

            sub end : Private {
               my ($self, $c) = @_;
               $c->fillform($c->req->params) unless $c->res->output;

            sub render : ActionClass('RenderView') { }


       Catalyst, Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator, HTML::FillInForm, Catalyst::Action::RenderView.


       Sebastian Riedel, "" Marcus Ramberg, "" Jesse Sheidlower,
       "" Jay Hannah, ""


       This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.