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Contentment::Form::Widget::Text - Textbox widget


  my $form = Contentment::Form->define(
      # ...
      widgets => {
          username => {
              name  => 'username',
              class => 'Text',
          password => {
              name  => 'password',
              class => 'Text',
      # ...


If you need a simple text field for something, this is your widget. It defines a simple HTML input field, which can be used to enter text or a password. The short text is validated on the server-side prior to activation.

Eventually, this widget will also support client-side validation.

The render() method is preferred for this widget since there will never be an end tag.

The widget constructor accepts the following arguments:

name (required)

This is the name of the widget. It will be used to set the name and id field for the widget.

type (optional, defaults to "text")

This must be either "text" or "password". No other value is acceptable. If set to "password", the characters should be hidden while typed.

size (optional)

This is the displayed length of the control.

maxlength (optional, default is 255)

This is the maximum acceptable length for any entry into the control. If not given, it defaults to 255 characters. To unset the default set the maxlength to undef. This length will be validated.

valid_regex (optional)

This is the only server-side validation option currently available. This allows you to specify the regular expression any submitted value must pass before being accepted.

valid_regex_message (optional)

This is the message to state if regex validation fails. Without it, the message is simply "invalid" (which isn't very descriptive).


Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp, <>


Copyright 2005 Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp <>. All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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