Entries published on November 25, 2007
Newforms, part 3
Now that I’ve got the user-profiles application out in the wild, let’s take a look at one last important feature of Django’s
newforms library: the ability to dynamically generate forms “on the fly” from model classes, via the helper functions
form_for_instance. And, just as importantly, let’s look at why they shouldn’t always be the first thing you reach for when you need to build a form.
How model-generated forms work
We’ve already taken a look at how to introspect Django models using Django’s own internal APIs, and if you’ve ...