Form Overview

The Telerik UI Form HtmlHelper for ASP.NET MVC allows you to generate and manage forms. Through a variety of configuration options, it makes creating and customizing forms a seamless experience. Achieve the desired form appearance by using default or custom editors, choose layout and orientation, display the editors in groups and columns, and configure validation.

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Initializing the Form

The following example demonstrates how to define the Form by using the Form HtmlHelper.

    @(Html.Kendo().Form<MyApplication.Models.UserViewModel>()
        .Name("formExample")
        .HtmlAttributes(new { action = "Index", method = "POST" })
        .Items(items =>
        {
            items.Add()
                .Field(f => f.FirstName)
                .Label(l => l.Text("First Name:"));
            items.Add()
                .Field(f => f.LastName)
                .Label(l => l.Text("Last Name:"));
            items.Add()
                .Field(f => f.UserName)
                .Label(l => l.Text("Username:"));
            items.Add()
                .Field(f => f.Password)
                .Label(l => l.Text("Password:"))
                .Hint("Hint: enter alphanumeric characters only.");
        })
    )

Referencing Existing Instances

The following example demonstrates a basic configuration for the Form HtmlHelper and how to get a reference to an existing Form client-side instance:

    @(Html.Kendo().Form<MyApplication.Models.UserViewModel>()
        .Name("exampleForm")
        .HtmlAttributes(new { action = "Index", method = "POST" })
        .Validatable(v =>
        {
            v.ValidateOnBlur(false);
            v.ValidationSummary(vs => vs.Enable(true));
        })
        .Items(items =>
        {
            items.AddGroup()
                .Label("Registration Form")
                .Items(i =>
                {
                    i.Add()
                        .Field(f => f.FirstName)
                        .Label(l => l.Text("First Name:"));
                    i.Add()
                        .Field(f => f.LastName)
                        .Label(l => l.Text("Last Name:"));
                    i.Add()
                        .Field(f => f.Password)
                        .Label(l => l.Text("Password:"))
                        .Hint("Hint: enter alphanumeric characters only.");
                    i.Add()
                        .Field(f => f.Email)
                        .Label(l => l.Text("Email:"));
                    i.Add()
                        .Field(f => f.Agree)
                        .Label(l => l.Text("Agree to Terms:"));
                });
        });
    )

    <script>
    $(document).ready(function () {
    // The Name() of the Form is used to get its client-side instance.
    var form = $("#exampleForm").data("kendoForm");
    });
    </script>

Functionality and Features

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