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NAME ^

Net::LDAP::HTMLWidget - Like FromForm but with Net::LDAP and HTML::Widget

SYNOPSIS ^

You'll need a working Net::LDAP setup and some knowledge of HTML::Widget and Catalyst. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check the (sparse) docs of those modules.

   package My::Controller::Pet;    # Catalyst-style
   
   # define the widget in a sub (DRY)
   sub widget_pet {
     my ($self,$c)=@_;
     my $w=$c->widget('pet')->method('get');
     $w->element('Textfield','name')->label('Name');
     $w->element('Textfield','age')->label('Age');
     ...
     return $w;
   }
     
   # this renders an edit form with values filled in from the DB 
   sub edit : Local {
     my ($self,$c,$id)=@_;
  
     # get the object
     my $item=$c->model('LDAP')->search(uid=>$id);
     $c->stash->{item}=$item;
  
     # get the widget
     my $w=$self->widget_pet($c);
     $w->action($c->uri_for('do_edit/'.$id));
    
     # fill widget with data from DB
     Net::LDAP::HTMLWidget->fill_widget($item,$w);
  }
  
  sub do_edit : Local {
    my ($self,$c,$id)=@_;
    
    # get the object from DB
    my $item=$c->model('LDAP')->search(uid=>$id);
    $c->stash->{item}=$item;
    
    $ get the widget
    my $w=$self->widget_pet($c);
    $w->action($c->uri_for('do_edit/'.$id));
    
    # process the form parameters
    my $result = $w->process($c->req);
    $c->stash->{'result'}=$result;
    
    # if there are no errors save the form values to the object
    unless ($result->has_errors) {
        Net::LDAP::HTMLWidget->populate_from_widget($item,$result);
        $c->res->redirect('/users/pet/'.$id);
    }
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

Something like Class::DBI::FromForm / Class::DBI::FromCGI but using HTML::Widget for form creation and validation and Net::LDAP.

Methods

fill_widget $item, $widget

Fill the values of a widgets elements with the values of the LDAP object.

populate_from_widget $item, $results, $ldap_connection

Updates the $item with new values from $result and updated using $ldap_connection.

CHARACTER ENCODING ^

As a result of utf-8 handling in general beeing a pain in the ass, we also provide an bad hack to work around certain odities.

We have a package scoped variabel called DECODE which, if set, will cause values from the ldap-server to be decoded from that encoding to perls internal string format before it gets added to the HTML::Widget

Example

    package MyApp::LDAP::Entry;
    use base qw/Net::LDAP::HTMLWidget/;
    
    $Net::LDAP::HTMLWidget::DECODE = 'utf-8';
    
    1;

AUTHOR ^

Thomas Klausner, <domm@cpan.org>, http://domm.zsi.at Marcus Ramberg, <mramberg@cpan.org> Andreas Marienborg, <andremar@cpan.org>

LICENSE ^

This code is Copyright (c) 2003-2006 Thomas Klausner. All rights reserved.

You may use and distribute this module according to the same terms that Perl is distributed under.

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