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    Avoid bloating your templates with repetitive form html.
    Instead, just specify a schema for the form and the model you want to bind it to and you're done!

    Check out a demo & documentation



    install-package AngularJs.AutoFields.Bootstrap


    <script type="text/javascript" src="js/autofields.js"></script>
    <!-- with bootstrap -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="js/autofields-bootstrap.js"></script>


    1. If you're doing this manually and using bootstrap, be sure to install Angular-UI Bootstrap for date popover support
    2. Include the autofields.js script provided by this component into your app. If you are using bootstrap, also include autofields-bootstrap.js
    3. add autofields as a module dependency to your app


    .controller('JoinCtrl', ['$scope', function ($scope) {
    	$scope.user = {
    		username: '',
    		password: '',
    		confirmPassword: '',
    	$scope.schema = [
    		{ property: 'username', type: 'text', attr: { ngMinlength: 4, required: true }, msgs: {minlength: 'Needs to have at least 4 characters'} },
    		{ property: 'password', type: 'password', attr: { required: true } },
    		{ property: 'confirmPassword', label: 'Confirm Password', type: 'password', attr: { confirmPassword: 'user.password', required: true } }
    	$scope.join = function(){
    		if(!$scope.joinForm.$valid) return;
    		//join stuff....


     <form name="joinForm" ng-submit="join()">
        <auto:fields fields="schema" data="user"></auto:fields>
        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-default btn-lg btn-block" ng-class="{'btn-primary':joinForm.$valid}">Join</button>

    Field Schema

    • property the data property to bind to
    • type the type of field. Options include: checkbox, date, select, textarea, any text variation (ie. password, text, email, number)
    • label the label for the field. If no label is provided it will convert the property name to title case. If you don't want a label, set it's value to ''
    • placeholder the placeholder for the field. If no placeholder is provided it will use the label. If you don't want a placeholder, set it's value to ''
    • help a block of help or description text to be displayed beneath the field
    • attr any additional attributes you would like to have on the object. Camelcase is converted to dash notation. Validation properties can go here.
    • list the string that goes into ng-options for select fields
    • rows number of textarea rows (default: 3)
    • columns number of sm columns a field should span if the type is multiple. If this is applied at the same level as the multiple type, it will apply it to all of it's fields.
    • msgs validation messages for corresponding validation properties on the field
    • validate enable/disable validation for the field (default: true)
    • addons array of addon objects to be included with the input
      • button is a button (default: false)
      • icon class string for an icon to include, empty or null implies no icon
      • content string to be placed in the addon
      • before prepend the addon (default: false)



    • classes object with an array of classes for each element of a field group: container, input, label
    • attributes object with default attribute-value pairs for each element of a field group: container, input, label
    • displayAttributes array of attributes that affect field display
    • container the html for the div the will hold the fields
    • textareaRows the default amount of rows for a textarea (3)
    • fixUrl whether or not url type fields should have http:// auto added (true)

    With Validation

    • validation settings for validation
      • enabled enabled/disable validation (enabled by default)
      • showMessages enabled/disable validation messages (enabled by default)
      • defaultMsgs default validation messages when none is specified in the field schema

    ####With Bootstrap

    • classes adds 8 new element class arrays: row, col, colOffset, helpBlock, inputGroup, inputGroupAddon, inputGroupAddonButton, button
    • layout layout options for the fields
      • type form type: basic | horizontal
      • labelSize how many columns a label should span
      • inputSize how many columns an input should span
    • defaultOption the text for the default select option (Select One)
    • dateSettings settings for the date fields (see angular-ui-bootstrap's date picker)
    • datepickerOptions settings for the date picker (see angular-ui-bootstrap's date picker)


    AutoFields is now highly extensible allowing developer to easily add new field types and field properties.

    Adding New Field Types

    $autofieldsProvider.registerHandler(types, handler)

    • types a string or array of strings with field types that will be used to map to the handler
    • handler a function that will be called by AutoFields to create the fields html. AutoFields will pass directive, field, and field index
    • directive directive properties, options, and elements:
      • container the autofields container element
      • options the options for the directive
    • field the field schema currently being processed
    • index the index of the field in the field schema array


    module('autofields.checkbox', ['autofields.core'])
    .config(['$autofieldsProvider', function($autofieldsProvider){
    	// Checkbox Field Handler
    	$autofieldsProvider.registerHandler('checkbox', function(directive, field, index){
    		var fieldElements = $autofieldsProvider.field(directive, field, '&lt;input/&gt;');
    		if(fieldElements.label) fieldElements.label.prepend(fieldElements.input);
    		return fieldElements.fieldContainer;

    Adding New Field Properties

    $autofieldsProvider.registerMutator(key, mutator, options)

    • key something the mutator can be referenced by in require & override requests
    • mutator called by autofields after the creation of a field element
      • directive
        • container the autofields container element
        • options the options for the directive
      • field the field schema currently being processed
      • fieldElements an object containing:
        • fieldContainer the container element for the field's label and input
        • label the label element
        • input the input element
        • validation whether or not to include validation requires validation
        • msgs an array of possible error messages requires validation
        • validMsg a field's valid message requires validation


    module('autofields.helpblock', ['autofields.core'])
    .config(['$autofieldsProvider', function($autofieldsProvider){
    	// Help Block Propert Support
    	$autofieldsProvider.registerMutator('helpBlock', function(directive, field, fieldElements){
    		if(! return fieldElements;
    		fieldElements.helpBlock = angular.element('&lt;p/&gt;');
    		fieldElements.helpBlock.addClass(directive.options.classes.helpBlock.join(' '))
    		return fieldElements;


    • It shares the scope of it's parent so that it can access the data on the scope
    • To make it work on IE8, just add a polyfill for Array.isArray()




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