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Edit Form -> Fields tab (2.1)
Edit Form -> Fields tab (2.1)

Form Tools 2.1.0 radically changed the way form field types were handled. Before 2.1, there was the following hardcoded list of supported field types:

  • Textbox
  • Textarea
  • Password
  • File
  • Radio Buttons
  • Checkboxes
  • Dropdown
  • Multi-select dropdown

While these fields covered most typical uses, occasionally you'd run into a situation where you'd need something different. So, Form Tools 2.1.0 was designed to allow you to extend it to support any type of field you want - for example, Google Maps fields, Phone number fields, or any of the HTML5 field types currently gaining traction with the browser vendors.

The following section documents the ins and outs of the field types that are bundled with Form Tools 2.1, including the File and TinyMCE field type modules.

Actual customization of the field types is done with the aid of the Custom Fields module.