Form Handling

Forms can be bound to a structure just like other structures via the updater class.

Suppose we have an html form with some controls.

    <form id="form1">
        <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox">
        <input type="text" name="text">
        <input type="radio" name="radio">

        <select name="select">

        <textarea name="textarea">

        <input type="button" name="button">


A new updater is created in this case via the following call.

const updater = new Updater(document.getElementById('form1'));

With the method Updater.getSubject() you can get the structure of the updater. If you want to use an already defined structure, you can pass it to the updater as a second parameter.

let subject =  updater.getSubject();

Now we want a click on the checkbox to be mapped in the data structure.

To do this we need to extend the html with the data-monster-bind attribute.

The values or states of controls are mapped to the data structure via this binding.

    <form id="form1">
        <!-- data-monster-bind added -->
        <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox" data-monster-bind="path:state">

In this case the status of the checkbox is mapped to the key state. If the checkbox is selected the field state contains the value on , otherwise state is undefined.

If you want to use another value instead of on, you can set the attribute value.

<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox" value="checked" data-monster-bind="path:state">

To see the magic the handling must still be switched on.