Formwizard: computing form initialization keyword arguments
|Reported by:||zuko||Owned by:||nobody|
|Cc:||zuko||Triage Stage:||Ready for checkin|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||yes|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
Currently, it isn't possible to provide custom form initialization arguments without overriding the entire get_form() method of wizard view, which is some unnecessary code duplication. So it may be better for WizardView to compute form's kwargs in a separate method, like generic FormView does.
For example, with the patch applied, to initialize form at a step called 'delivery-method' with a city that you have since the 'start' step, you would add these lines to your wizard class definition:
def get_form_kwargs(self, step, data=None, files=None): kwargs = super(CheckoutWizard, self)\ .get_form_kwargs(step, data, files) if step == 'delivery-method': kwargs['city'] = self.get_cleaned_data_for_step('start')['city'] return kwargs
I'm unsure whether all these arguments (step, data, files) are necessary for the new method, though. I'm also unsure if use case is common enough, and whether other ways to solve it without lots of code duplication exist. Although it still would be better if WizardView followed FormView's behavior, I guess.
Patch (my first) is pretty small, 5 lines changed (not counting tests and a docstring).
Change History (5)
Changed 5 years ago by zuko
comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by zuko
- Cc zuko added
- Easy pickings set
- Needs documentation unset
- Needs tests unset
- Patch needs improvement unset
comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by aaugustin
- Needs documentation set
- Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted