Rails - Custom Form Builder

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  1. class ErrorFormBuilder < ActionView::Helpers::FormBuilder
  2. #Adds error message directly inline to a form label
  3. #Accepts all the options normall passed to form.label as well as:
  4. # :hide_errors - true if you don't want errors displayed on this label
  5. # :additional_text - Will add additional text after the error message or after the label if no errors
  6. def label(method, text = nil, options = {})
  7. #Check to see if text for this label has been supplied and humanize the field name if not.
  8. text = text || method.to_s.humanize
  9. #Get a reference to the model object
  10. object = @template.instance_variable_get("@#{@object_name}")
  12. #Make sure we have an object and we're not told to hide errors for this label
  13. unless object.nil? || options[:hide_errors]
  14. #Check if there are any errors for this field in the model
  15. errors = object.errors.on(method.to_sym)
  16. if errors
  17. #Generate the label using the text as well as the error message wrapped in a span with error class
  18. text += " <span class=\"error\">#{errors.is_a?(Array) ? errors.first : errors}</span>"
  19. end
  20. end
  21. #Add any additional text that might be needed on the label
  22. text += " #{options[:additional_text]}" if options[:additional_text]
  23. #Finally hand off to super to deal with the display of the label
  24. super(method, text, options)
  25. end
  26. end

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