Action View Form Helpers


  • What is a form helper? 
  • 3 types of form helpers 
    • Form tag helpers (*_tag helpers) 
    • Model object helpers 
    • Model object helpers used Form builder
  • Select box helpers 
  • Helper modules

What is a form helper?

What is and Why Form Helper?

  • What is a form? 
    • Forms in web applications are an essential interface for user input 
  • What is the problem of writing forms in raw HTML? 
    • Writing forms in raw HTML markup is hard to write and maintain because of form control naming and their numerous attributes 
  • What can Rails help on this? 
    • Rails provides easy to use form helpers for generating HTML form markup

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