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
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 https://www.itunity.com/community/stratusforms! Please let us know your thoughts and what features you’d like to see in future releases!