[Grok-dev] How to use auto-forms to quickly handle nested objects

Tim Cook timothywayne.cook at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 12:32:44 EDT 2009

Hi Steve,

I haven't replied to this because you stated the problem slightly
differently than I did.  I also had some other errors in my code and
everyone was very helpful in helping me fix those.  BUT....they didn't
solve the Object(schema==xxxx) issue.  In fact I have multiple layers of
these.  I was told that someone was working on an Object() widget but I
do not think it is a high priority.  I chased this for a couple of
months, no solution.  

I think that my approach at this point is going to be to convert all the
Object()s to Fields() and then see if I can test to  see if the
attribute implements the desired interface(s).

Good Luck,

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 09:22 -0700, Steve Schmechel wrote:
> Sorry for replying to my own post, but I am still in the dark as to whether autoforms (grok.formlib) can be employed to automatically 
> navigate a hierarchical model structure using schema directives in the model object interfaces.  
> It looks like they might, but I can't find any examples.
> Does anyone have a definitive answer? 
> Is this approach just "wrong" in the Zope/Grok world?
> Should I ask on the Zope mailing list regarding zope.formlib?
> I want to keep working on my tutorial, and I want to present the simplest approach to viewing/adding content objects in a web browser as the first step.  I'd rather work on "multiple model object views" and "custom widgets" later, but if that is the only way to make this happen, I will have to change my plans.
> Thanks,
> Steve
> --- On Mon, 3/23/09, Steve Schmechel <steveschmechel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Auto-forms (or at least really fast templating) of a
> > hierarchical object model would be the key to creating a
> > rapid, web-based prototype of this type of application.
> > 
> > I am not really having a problem with modeling the
> > relationships or storing the object data in the ZODB, but
> > with doing it in a way that it is easy to publish the
> > contents to the web (the "ope" in "zope"
> > :-)
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