March 16, 2014

9:24 am
In this article, we are going to discuss about How to implement the form validator in the Zend Framework 2 forms. Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase.

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Here is some extended core helping to auto validate Zend Framework 2 Forms.

Step 1 : Extending Zend Framework 2 Form.

<?php
//File : App_folder/module/Module_name/src/Module_name/Form/ExtendedForm.php
namespace Application\Form;
use Zend\Form\Form;

class ExtendedForm extends Form {
    protected $_name;
    protected $_rawElements = array();
    public function __construct($name = null) {
        parent::__construct($name);

    }
    public function isValid($request = null) {
        $this->__addValidator();
        if ($request -> isPost()) {
            $query = $request -> getQuery();
            $query = is_object($query) ? $query->toArray() : $query;
            $post = $request -> getPost();
            foreach($post as $var=>$value){
                $query[$var] = $value;
            }
            $this -> setData($query);
            return parent::isValid();
        } else {
            return false;
        }
    }
    public function add($elementOrFieldset, array $flags = array()) {
        $form = parent::add($elementOrFieldset, $flags);
        $this->_rawElements[] = $elementOrFieldset;
        return $form;
    }
    private function __addValidator() {
        $this -> setInputFilter(new ExtendedFormValidator($this->_rawElements));
    }

}

Step 2 : Creating Zend Framework 2 Form validator

//File : App_folder/module/Module_name/src/Module_name/Form/ExtendedFormValidator.php
namespace Application\Form;
use Zend\InputFilter\InputFilter;

class ExtendedFormValidator extends InputFilter {

    public function __construct($elements) {
        foreach ($elements as $element) {
            if (is_array($element)) {
                if (isset($element['type'])) {
                    unset($element['type']);
                }
                $this -> add($element);
            }
        }
    }

}

Step 3 : Creating simple Zend Framework 2 Form and extending it with ExtendedForm

//File : App_folder/module/Module_name/src/Module_name/Form/ResendPassword.php
namespace Application\Form;

class ResendPassword extends ExtendedForm
{
    public function __construct($name = null)
    {

        parent::__construct('login');
        $this->setAttribute('method', 'post');

        $this->add(array(
            'required'=>true,
            'name' => 'usermail',
            'type'  => 'Zend\Form\Element\Text',
            'options' => array(
                'label' => 'Email',
            ),
            'filters'=>array(
                array('name'=>'StripTags'),
                array('name'=>'StringTrim'),
            ),
            'validators'=>array(
                array('name'=>'EmailAddress')
            ),

        ));

        $this->add(array(
            'name' => 'submit',
            'type' => 'Zend\Form\Element\Text',
            'attributes' => array(
                'type'  => 'submit',
                'value' => 'Submit',
                'id' => 'submitbutton',
            ),
        ));
    }
}

Step 4 : Instantiating the Zend Framework 2 Form.

//File : App_folder/module/Module_name/src/Module_name/Controller/IndexController.php
use Application\Form as Form; //at the top of the file.

public function forgotAction(){

    $form = new Form\ResendPassword();
    if($form->isValid($this->getRequest())){
          //do your magic
    }
    return new ViewModel(array('form'=>$form));  
}

Step 5 : Rendering Zend Framework 2 Form in the View.

//File : App_folder/module/Module_name/View/Module_name/index/index.phtml
$form =  $this->form;
$form->prepare();

echo $this->view->form()->openTag($form) . PHP_EOL;
$elements = $form->getElements();
foreach($elements as $element){
    echo $this->view->formRow($element) . PHP_EOL;
}
echo $this->view->form()->closeTag($form) . PHP_EOL;

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