Writing the Code for the Form

Learn to programmatically generate a form in Django.

In Django, creating a form programmatically is fairly simple. This is made easier by the use of the ModelForm class. It allows Django to assist us in generating our forms by utilizing our models with the appropriate validation.

We save time and effort by not having to create the form from scratch and design our fundamental validation. This is the class we’ll work with for our e-library application.

Here are the goals for this lesson:

  • Make a new file called forms.py in the e-library application folder. This is where we write the form in Django.
  • Use the ModelForm class to create a form from our Catalogue model.
  • Use the BootStrap CSS library to add style to the form.

Creating the form

The whole code for creating the form is shown below:

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