Area: Episerver Add-ons
Applies to versions: 2 and higher

Handling events

Note: Episerver Forms is only supported by MVC-based websites and HTML5-compliant browsers.

Query client-side events

The following JavaScript code shows how to handle client-side epiforms events in Alloy MVC templates.

if (typeof $$epiforms !== 'undefined') 
    $$epiforms(document).ready(function myfunction() 
        console.log('listen to event');
                                          function (event, param1, param2)
            console.log($$epiforms(this).get(0), event);

For a QuickSilver site, put the following script before @Html.RequiredClientResources("Footer").

if (typeof $$epiforms !== 'undefined')
    console.log('listen to event');
    $$epiforms(".EPiServerForms").on("formsLoadExternalScripts formsLoadExternalCss", function (event, param1, param2)
        console.log($$epiforms(this).get(0), event);

The following jQuery event objects are notification-only:

  • type. Type of event.
  • working form DOM element. The DOM element raises the event.
  • workingFormInfo. Contains meta-information of current Episerver Forms.
  • formData. In some submitting-related events, this property contains the standard FormData object of the submission.


  • The form event handling script must be placed below the @Html.RequiredClientResources("Header"). For example:
  • If event handling script is rendered using EPiServer.Framework.Web.Resources.IRequiredClientResourceList, then it must depend on EPiServer.Forms.ConstantsForms.StaticResource.JS.FormsjQuery and EPiServer.Forms.ConstantsForms.StaticResource.JS.EPiServerFormsPrerequisite. For example:
var requiredResources = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<IRequiredClientResourceList>();
requiredResources.RequireScript("/ClientResources/Scripts/FormEventHandling.js", "", new List<string>{

.NET events

Form submissions (and form step submissions) must result in events.

  • FormsStructureChange
  • FormsStepSubmitted
  • FormsSubmissionFinalized
  • FormsSubmitting

The following example code catches server-side events in InitializationModule:

// get the Forms Event Manager to listen to its events
var formsEvents = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<FormsEvents>();
formsEvents.FormsStructureChange += OnStructureChange;
formsEvents.FormsSubmitting += OnSubmitting1;
formsEvents.FormsSubmitting += OnSubmitting2;
formsEvents.FormsStepSubmitted += OnStepSubmit;
formsEvents.FormsSubmissionFinalized += OnFormFinalized;

With FormsSubmitting, FormsStepSubmitted, and FormsSubmissionFinalized events, you can cast the eventArgs to FormsSubmittingEventArgs, where you can get information from SubmissionData (having SubmissionData.Data as IDictionary<string, object>) and the FormSubmissionId.

List of events

  • formsNavigationNextStep
  • formsNavigationPrevStep
  • formsSetupCompleted
  • formsReset
  • formsStartSubmitting
  • formsSubmitted
  • formsSubmittedError
  • formsNavigateToStep
  • formsStepValidating
  • FormsStructureChange
  • FormsStepSubmitted
  • FormsSubmissionFinalized
  • FormsSubmitting
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Last updated: Oct 24, 2019