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11.4. Dynamic fields in formsΒΆ

To add fields dynamically using zope.formlib machinery, one should avoid subclassing form.EditForm. The form.EditForm would require you to also setup an adapter for your form field. The following code shows what is involved in having a custom field inside your form.

from zope.formlib import form
from zope.schema import TextLine

class TestForm(form.PageForm):
       my_field_name = 'something'

   def __init__(self, context, request):
       super(TestForm, self).__init__(context, request)
       self.form_fields = form.Fields(TextLine(__name__=self.my_field_name,
                                               title=u"Test Field"))

   def setUpWidgets(self, ignore_request=False):
       name =
       self.widgets = form.setUpWidgets(
                         self.form_fields, self.prefix, self.context, self.request,

   def handleSubmitAction(self, action, data):
       #do something relevant to you here
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