dhtmlxForm 3.0 Beta: Rich Capabilities for Form Creation

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If you have been using our dhtmlxForm to build web-based forms, we hope that you will enjoy the new version 3.0 which is released in beta today. The update offers new capabilities of arranging form elements, allowing you to create long, complex forms of any design.

Download the latest package: dhtmlxForm v.3.0 beta (updated on March 18, 2011), and read about the new features:

New Options for Building Web Forms with Complex Structure

With this update, dhtmlxForm enables you to create web forms with any type of visual structure. You can now arrange form elements with absolute positioning, combine them into blocks, or group them using field sets.

dhtmlxForm - Multi-Column and Field Sets

dhtmlxForm - Multi-Column and Field Sets

The new version provides the ability to integrate web forms that are easy to understand and intuitive to use. You can choose what form layout to use to present your web form in the simplest and most user-friendly way.

dhtmlxForm - Multi-Column and Field Sets

dhtmlxForm - Multi-Column and Field Sets

Integration with Other Components

One more major enhancement in this release is integration with dhtmlxCombo, dhtmlxCalendar, dhtmlxEditor, and dhtmlxColorPicker. Adding a popup calendar, combo box with autocomplete, or simple text editor to your web forms is not a problem anymore. All these components can be easily attached to the form fields with minimum of coding.

dhtmlxForm - Integration with dhtmlxCombo and dhtmlxCalendar

dhtmlxForm - Integration with dhtmlxCombo and dhtmlxCalendar

Item Template

The updated dhtmlxForm offers the ability to create your own templates for the form items and present custom content as a value of the input field (link, image, or any HTML).

Other new features include a file upload input field and the ability to set parameters for a group of items. So, if you need a better tool for online form creation, download the updated dhtmlxForm and add interactive, Ajax-enabled web forms to your web site or application.


  1. Sophie Castle February 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations to DHTMLX folks. Its really amazing features in this dhtmlxForm 3.0. Keep it up. We are really looking forward your next improved release of dhtmlxGannt version.

    Thank you

  2. Jay February 17, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Is there a demo site to test drive?

  3. Ivan February 17, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Do you have a plane to built “multi-select” item?I think it will be very usefully.
    Here is my suggestion: If several checkboxs have the same name, After submit, It will save all the value(split with the comma mark) into single DB field.

    • ivan February 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      “Do you have a plane to built “multi-select” item?”
      It might be added in one of the future releases. We’ll consider adding this feature in dhtmlxForm, thanks for suggestion.

  4. dactar February 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Perfect :D

  5. alfons February 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I’m astonished, I only can say WOW!, Good job guys

  6. Carlos February 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Is it just me or is validation broken in this form? I can see _validate being called but it doesn’t seem to be defined anywhere and so always returns an undefined.

    Is there another JS required?

  7. Dirk February 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm


    is there an example fpr using combobox and calendar with the new dhtmlxForm?
    Examples in the chm-file will not work for me.


  8. Dirk February 25, 2011 at 10:26 am


  9. Dirk February 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Could You please test the newcolumn-feature in a tabbar-container?
    I try it and the second column will always display on the upper edge of the container.
    Outside the tabbar all works fine.


  10. Edward March 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm


    Changing the line to this with the additional “value” and “dateFormat”, I suppose it will should the default date value in the input box as “2011-03-03”, but it doesn’t

    {type: “calendar”, name: “end_date”, label: “End Date”, value: “2011-03-03”, dateFormat: “%Y-%m-%d”}

    • ivan April 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Edward, we’ve sent you the demo with corrected files by email. The issue will be fixed in the official release. Thank you for reporting it.

  11. Eduardo Almeida March 17, 2011 at 7:22 am

    is this work with dhtmlx common 2.5 ?

    • ivan March 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Yes, there shouldn’t be any problems with it.

  12. Edward May 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Hi there, any ETA of this?

    • ivan May 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      The official release of DHTMLX 3.0 (including the new dhtmlxForm) is planned on the end of May.

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