This is the biggest update to Formulate to date. Be mindful that it includes a number of breaking changes, so you may need to address some compilation errors after upgrading. The highlights include:
- 7 new types of fields.
- Custom fields are more upgrade friendly.
- The layout designer is easier to use for larger layouts.
- Data values are more flexible.
New Field Types
These new types of fields were added:
- Radio Button List
- Extended Radio Button List
- Checkbox List
- Rich Text
These changes were made to fields:
- Query String Field Values. Allowed field values to be set via a query string with a key matching the field’s alias.
- Field Formatting. Added ability to format values, which can be useful for better presentation in emails.
- Button Types. Allows for configurable button types (e.g., previous, next, submit).
- Conditional Fields. Added support for fields that show based on the value of another field (i.e., condition fields). Currently, this must be configured manually by a developer by editing the form template.
- Upload Validation. Add support for validations to upload field. You can now mark a file upload as required.
Layout Designer Changes
These changes were made to the layout designer:
- Unused Fields. Added support for unused fields, so you can exclude some fields from a given layout.
These changes were made to the frontend of the form:
- Validation Scroll. Scroll to first invalid input after failed submission, which makes it easier for the user to find their mistake.
Data Value Changes
These changes were made to data values:
- String Pairs. Added a data value that stores a list of string pairs. Useful when you want the value to be different than the label.
- More States. Added inhabited territories and a federal district (i.e., Washington DC) to the built-in list of US states.
Submission Handler Changes
Allowed submissions handlers to have a synchronous method for when they need to extract information from the same thread as the submission.
Made a few classes public that are useful when creating custom fields.
Added banner so people are less confused about the unimplemented data sources feature.
Ensured Formulate icons don’t overwrite Umbraco’s built-in icons.
You can install Formulate in the usual way, which you can read about here: Installing