StratusForms Releases Version 1.2, Includes StratusFormsLight!

Mark Rackley

by Mark Rackley on 5/17/2016

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On May 16, 2016, I sent the release of version 1.2 of StratusForms to IT Unity to post for download by the SharePoint community. In addition to some minor bug fixes and tweaks, the new version added new a “StratusFormsLight” method that will make it incredibly easy to customize your out-of-the-box SharePoint forms.

What is StratusFormsLight?

StratusFormsLight is a super lightweight method that allows you to change the way your default SharePoint forms look. We understand that many times you don’t need a lot of complicated business logic or things like repeating content or encryption; you just want to make your SharePoint form look nice! That’s exactly our goal with the StratusFormsLight method new to version 1.2

Using StratusFormsLight, users do not have to write ANY JavaScript at all or create any special fields in their SharePoint lists or libraries. The process to change the look of your SharePoint form is as easy as opening up your favorite HTML editor and creating HTML to design the form to look EXACTLY how you want it to look. This functionality is accomplished by creating a special span placeholder in your HTML where you want your SharePoint form field to exist.

For example, let’s say you have a Title field in your SharePoint list that you want to create a template for. Instead of creating HTML that looks like:

<h2> Title: <input type="text" name="Title"> </h2>

You put in a placeholder span where you want the Title field to exist like:

<h2>Title: <span class="StratusFormsTemplate" data-FormField="Title"></span></h2>

The key is to give the attribute “data-FormField” the value of the name of the field you want to be placed within that span. That’s pretty much all there is to it. Still confused? Take a look at the following video to walk you through all the steps.

Get started with StratusForms today and get involved in the conversation at! Please let us know your thoughts and what features you’d like to see in future releases!

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  • Anyway to make the check boxes horizontal? or customize there output? e.g. 10 checkboxes in this format...
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    • Did not format well.
      I just need to have horizontal output and on many occasions i need different outputs per row.
      • I got it. Added a class and call it in the script.
        var $j = jQuery.noConflict()
        var rows = $j(".Status").find(''''table tr td'''')
        .find(''''table > tbody'''')
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