Last updated: Nov 02 2016
Configuring Episerver Forms
Note: Episerver Forms is only supported by MVC-based websites and HTML5-compliant browsers.
Episerver Forms stores its fundamental configuration in the _protected/EPiServer.Forms/Forms.config file.
Restricting access to data
The following configuration restricts who is able to view submitted form data. Edit is the default; an editor should at least have Edit access rights on the form content to view SubmissionData.
Suitable values for minimumAccessRightLevelToReadFormData are as follows:
NoAccess = 0, Read = 1, Create = 2, Edit = 4, Delete = 8, Publish = 16, Administer = 32, FullAccess = 63
For example, if you change the access rights to Publish, only a user who has Publish, Administer and FullAccess access rights on that form can see the SubmissionData.
Note: To send email after a site visitor submits a form, you must modify the web.config settings for your website as described in Configuring your email server.
Send email in HTML format, otherwise, it uses plain text.
By default, the FileUploadElement does not let a visitor upload the following types of file extensions.
Default location for view templates
Specify the default location to search for ElementBlocks' view templates. A developer also can override this behavior by implementing ICustomViewLocation or inheriting from CustomViewLocationBase.
Forms and jQuery
Episerver Forms requires jQuery 1.7.2+ to provide better experience in ViewMode (interaction, steps navigation, validation, save/load data to localStorage, …). If your website already has jQuery 1.7.2+, you can save some payload and network transmission for your visitor by telling Episerver Forms to not inject its jQuery instance. Forms uses the site’s jQuery instance without problem.
Disabling the default stylesheet
Episerver Forms has a default stylesheet (EPiServerForms.less), using BEM methodology to name CSS classes and decorate HTML element tags; it is a very fundamental, minimal .less file, and easy to modify. If you do not want this, you can turn it off by using the following configuration.
Configuring the submit cookie timeout
Configuration for number of days that Forms keeps the state of relation (in visitor's cookie) between Visitor-Forms-Submission. This affects the progressive submission cookie, and the visitor identification cookie.
Rendering forms as a <div> tag
By default, a form is rendered as a <form> tag in view mode. From version 3.1, if you want to render form as a <div> tag, set this configuration to true.
From version 4.3, you can set up the kind of data format used before sending data to a webhook receiver by using:
The default value of this key is true, meaning you should use that json object data-type to communicate with webhook receivers. The key-value dictionary data format is used if you use the value false.