Overriding Formfields

You can specify a custom view to be used for a BREAD-field. To do so, you have to specify the view attribute for your desired field:

"view": "my_view"

This will then load my_view instead of the formfield.

You get plenty of data passed to your view for you to use:

  • $action can be browse, read, edit, add or order

  • $content the content for this field

  • $dataType the DataType

  • $dataTypeContent the whole model-instance

  • $row the DataRow

Developing a custom formfield? If you are developing a custom formfield and want to customize any of the views, you can do so by merging view into $options in your formfields createContent() method.