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react-forms-builder

npm package Build Status # React Form Builder A complete react form builder that interfaces with a json endpoint to load and save generated forms. The toolbox contains 16 items for gathering data. Everything from star ratings to signature boxes!

Basic Usage

var React = require('react');
var FormBuilder = require('react-forms-builder');
 
React.render(
  <FormBuilder.ReactFormBuilder />,
  document.body
)

Props

var items = [{
  key: 'Header',
  name: 'Header Text',
  icon: 'fa fa-header',
  static: true,
  content: 'Placeholder Text...'
},
{
  key: 'Paragraph',
  name: 'Paragraph',
  static: true,
  icon: 'fa fa-paragraph',
  content: 'Placeholder Text...'
}];
 
<FormBuilder.ReactFormBuilder 
  url='path/to/GET/initial.json'
  toolbarItems={items}
  saveUrl='path/to/POST/built/form.json' />

React Form Generator

Now that a form is built and saved, let's generate it from the saved json.

var React = require('react');
var FormBuilder = require('react-forms-builder');
 
React.render(
  <FormBuilder.ReactFormGenerator
    form_action="/path/to/form/submit"
    form_method="POST"
    task_id={12} // Used to submit a hidden variable with the id to the form from the database. 
    answer_data={JSON_ANSWERS} // Answer data, only used if loading a pre-existing form with values. 
    authenticity_token={AUTH_TOKEN} // If using Rails and need an auth token to submit form. 
    data={JSON_QUESTION_DATA} // Question data 
  />,
  document.body
)

Vendor Dependencies

In order to make the form builder look pretty, there are a few dependencies other than React. See the example code in index.html for more details.

  • Bootstrap
  • FontAwesome
  • jQuery

SASS

All relevant styles are located in css/application.css.scss.

DEMO

$ npm install
$ npm start

Then navigate to http://localhost:8080/ in your browser and you should be able to see the form builder in action.

Tests

$ npm test

In order to run tests you will need to install Cairo which is needed for node-canvas. Go to https://www.npmjs.com/package/canvas for more details.