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Lesson 13 - Form framework for PHP - Form

In the previous lesson, Form framework for PHP - InputBox, we created and tested our first form control. In today's tutorial, we'll start working on the form class in which controls will be placed. Once we're done, we'll be able to automate most of the things we did manually last time.


Forms will be represented by the Form class, which will contain an array of its controls and methods for adding each kind of control. Last but not least, it'll contain methods for automatic rendering and validation.

Let's go ahead and create the Form class, add the array for controls, and a method for adding generic controls to the form instance:


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In this tutorial, we'll create a form class for PHP, which represents an HTML form. We'll implement the addition of various inputs and form validations.

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