[Seaside] Simple Form Submission via JQuery ajax

Johan Brichau johan at inceptive.be
Thu Jan 9 19:54:45 UTC 2014

Hi Esteban,

Add the following to your select:

html select
	onChange: (html jQuery ajax 
				script: [:s | s << ((s jQuery id: id) html: [:r | self renderNewContentOn: r]) ]

In short:
	- trigger a serialization of the select input element, followed by the generation of a script that replaces the div contents
	- both these operations can be done using a single ajax request
	- serializeThisWithHidden is Seaside-specific because a hidden element needs to be generated with selects and checkboxes.

If you want to serialize an entire form, starting from the submit button, then use #serializeForm (in a click handler on the submit button).
And yes, you need to prevent form submission in that case using a 'return false'.

Hope this helps

On 09 Jan 2014, at 20:20, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a simple FORM with a SELECT element together with a SUBMIT button.
> html form
> with: [
> html select
>   list: self availableGroupSelectors;
>   labels: [:x | self labelFor: x];
>   selected: self group;
>   callback: [:x | self group: x ].
> html space.
> html submitButton with: 'Update'.
>  ]
> ]
> What should I do if I want to make this form work "ajaxified", it
> is... to make a request in the background, and replace the content of
> a DIV element (with an already defined id).
> Something like adding ("pseudo" code):
> html submitButton onClick: ((html jQuery id: divId) load html: [
> :ajaxHtml | self renderNewContentOn: ajaxHtml ]).
> Maybe I can avoid using a submitButton, or return false at the end of
> the onClick handler. It doesn't matter. I just want to be able to
> render the new content using the selected value in the SELECT element.
> I might have a few extra parameters (input elements), but I guess the
> method will be same.
> Regards,
> Esteban A. Maringolo
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