When a form is submitted you'll need to check the data input by the user to ensure that it matches certain constraints, and to raise errors when necessary. Is the email address in the proper format? Is the title field long enough? Does the ASIN ID entered match a valid Amazon product? This process is called validation and is handled by a combination of the
validateForm() method of a form controller, and validation callbacks.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Explain the use case for both the
validateForm()method of a form controller, and validation callbacks
- Discuss additional uses for validation handlers beyond just checking the length of a text field, or format of a phone number field
By the end of this tutorial you should know how to start adding custom validation logic to any form in Drupal.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?