[Zope3-Users] Generate edit form from user setting

Fred Drake fdrake at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 17:04:07 EDT 2006

On 8/17/06, Florian Lindner <mailinglists at xgm.de> wrote:
> I have a zope.app.preference.preference.PreferenceGroup based on an
> IUserSettings interface for which I want to generate an edit form.
> I've tried to do it with a class based on EditForm but that does not worked
> for me since the EditFrom changes the self.context object. If I simply
> replace self.context by the object I got from UserPreferences it complains
> about PreferenceGroup being not adaptable to IUserSettings (and it's right
> about that).

Sounds like you want to create an adapter.  The adapter is what's used
for getting/setting values.

> Of course I need to initialize the from with the values from the the
> PreferenceGroup object. Is there a better way than modifying the request like
> request.form['form.max_size'] for each field? I couldn't find one in the
> documentation but I'm almost sure there is a more elegant solution (since
> it's Zope!).

Did you look at the get_rendered argument to
zope.formlib.form.FormField?  Though I suspect the adapter I suggested
above would do the trick.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Every sin is the result of a collaboration." --Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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