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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2008, 08:18:22 PM »
@Angelotus, it seems fine to me... Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing the mod?
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2008, 01:29:21 AM »
Yes, Have done that as well. Didn't work. The mod does work, only the the texts aren't working...I don't understand, have tried everything...

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2008, 02:31:50 AM »
Yes, Have done that as well. Didn't work. The mod does work, only the the texts aren't working...I don't understand, have tried everything...

What language are you using? 
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2008, 04:48:34 AM »
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2008, 04:58:57 AM »
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It sounds to me like you didn't add your text strings to Modifications.english.php.
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2008, 05:24:11 AM »
I thought that was the problem to, but see the previous posts, the files are intact and correctly modified...mysterious problem...

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2008, 06:30:00 AM »
I make the translation into german.

Do you need it?

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2008, 11:58:38 AM »
If you can make it in Dutch (Nederlands) dan biete schon ;)

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2008, 12:07:15 PM »
I can't speak dutch, and i won't speak dutch.  ;D  

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2008, 11:29:21 PM »
Been needing a mod like this for a long time, couldn't believe my eyes when I seen it!  Too bad it's 2.0 only  :'(.

Looking forward to a 1.1.5 release.


And our group would definitely be interested in donating to the author once it's complete if we're allowed to   ;D

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2008, 11:39:11 PM »
Been needing a mod like this for a long time, couldn't believe my eyes when I seen it!  Too bad it's 2.0 only  :'( .

Looking forward to a 1.1.5 release.


And our group would definitely be interested in donating to the author once it's complete if we're allowed to   ;D

I'm working on it.  :D  Its taking a while to port back, because its fairly difficult.  :'(
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 12:12:56 AM »
I'm working on it.  :D  Its taking a while to port back, because its fairly difficult.  :'(

Well we appreciate all the work you're putting into it.  When it's released hopefully we can get your paypal so we can show you our gratitude? :D

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2008, 01:22:42 AM »
@Angelotus, it seems fine to me... Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing the mod?

It works now. I guess it had to do with caching the language files. I empty the cache and it worked...

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2008, 02:16:20 AM »
@Angelotus, it seems fine to me... Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing the mod?

It works now. I guess it had to do with caching the language files. I empty the cache and it worked...

Ah, "LHVWB bashes his head against the keyboard, repeatedly."

That's really annoying! The package manager usually does that automatically, but it great that its working now, sometimes the simplest problems can be the most annoying! ;)
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2008, 02:58:21 AM »
hahaha, anyway thanks for helping ;D

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2008, 09:38:04 PM »
Finally got around to start playing with this mod today, and it's exactly what I've been looking for for a very very long time. Just perfect.

I'm very low-tech though, so I'm wondering, what is the difference between 'Text Box' String, Float and Integer? Didn't notice a difference between String and Float after a quick test, but the integer one didn't show...

Feature Suggestions:

We're using this as an application form to our development team. Part of this procedure involves showing us references for previous work, which would be easiest to do by attachments. Any chance you could add the ability to add attachments to the form?

I'd also like to see some squares or some other kind of simple addition to the visuals in order to more easily seperate between the distinctive items. It gets a little crowdy in there sometimes, and when the text appears far away from the text box it can get difficult to spot the appropriate textbox...

Any chance I could have the ability to add a hr wherever I'd like? Possibly as {hr}.

I'd like to be able to make non-textbox fields, e.g. normal text with some bbcode. Here and there I'd like to say a couple words real quick.

See our form here, and an example posting here.

Oh and also, there seems to be a bug, but I don't know yet how exactly I'm producing it. But sometimes an empty field has been added for some reason.
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2008, 11:13:20 PM »
Okay, a text box will allow you to put any text into it, while a float box will only allow numbers that are also floats such as 3, 3.6767, 45.45 and etc. An int box will allow any integers above 0 such as 1, 2, 454656 and 3.

In terms of adding attachments, I think that its moving a bit too far away from the main functionality of this mod, if you want attachments then you should be able to add attachments after you have submited the form by modifying it. I probably won't add that to the mod, because its only useful in certain circumstances, can be done with the above method and it would require a lot of work to add....

In terms of the graphics, I am aware that I'm not particularly good at them, if you want to muck around with the templates then they are mostly located in the "CustomForm.template.php" file, so you can easily edit them, except for the page which shows the form itself which is produced by one of the SMF templates. I don't think I completely understood what you want to do, but I will have a look into it.

I'm not sure of what you mean by "Any chance I could have the ability to add wherever I'd like? Possibly as {hr}.".

The empty field issue may be due to you having a field which you have added in the admin area which has no text/title/etc.

I will have a better look through some of the suggestions that you have made, when I get home - writing from school. I'm glad you like the Mod, I designed it to be very general so it can be useful for as many people as possible. :D Thank you for the comments and suggestions.

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Edit: I had a look at your website, and I think I know what you mean with the displaying of graphics, I will have a look into it...
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2008, 02:23:40 AM »
Below I have specified the current changes that I will be looking at for a 1.1 version of this mod, if you have any other suggestions then please post them. The main changes for version 1.1 of this mod will be bug-fixes. I will try to update the mod when I get time, but first I want to finish the mod for SMF 1.1.5 which will hopefully have none of the bugs and some of the features of the 1.1 version for SMF 2 Beta, I then want to create a few other Mods, so the timeframe may end up being about 1 to 2+ weeks.

Okay, at the moment here is a list of known bugs:
  • Possible problem with displaying blank fields, if there is not text or title then the field should not be shown.
  • BBC is always parsed, even when 'parse_bbc 'has not been put into the 'type vars' setting.
Features to add/think about:
  • Add an attachment field to the list of field types (Definetly won't be put in the SMF 1.1.5 version)?
  • Add a field in the form page, so that the admin can specify a template for each individual form, allowing them to completely customize the appearance of that form if they wish to.
Update for SMF 1.1.5 porting: This is almost finished now, I only have to check the mod for bugs and do some alpha testing then it should be completed. I will hopefully release it sometime this weekend. It might take me a bit longer if I choose to add some of the new features to this version of the Mod.
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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2008, 03:28:40 AM »
Update for SMF 1.1.5 porting: This is almost finished now, I only have to check the mod for bugs and do some alpha testing then it should be completed. I will hopefully release it sometime this weekend. It might take me a bit longer if I choose to add some of the new features to this version of the Mod.

Thanks for all the hard work. Keeping this thread bookmarked until 1.1.5.

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Re: Custom Form Mod
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2008, 07:43:20 AM »
Thanks for considering my suggestions! The sentence you didn't understand was supposed to be
"Any chance I could have the ability to add a hr wherever I'd like? Possibly as {hr}."
so I think I can imagine where the ball dropped :P

I think we're on the same page now. Really, it's just a matter of being able to add descriptional text without any textbox joining the fun. When this is added, this mod is done to me, though I'd probably still make subtle suggestions about further improvements as we'll be using this mod frequently if it turns out the way we hope it will. Oh and btw, our plan is to make the thread made go into a closed forum that only the admins can see, as we'll be reviewing the application in private there. So in our case, the applicant would not be able to edit his post in order to add attachments afterwards. Still, attachments isn't that important, as there are many other ways around this.