HTML Helper

Introduction

The HTML Helper is a core ColdBox CFC that abstracts the creation of any HTML entity. It provides consistent and secure rendering of HTML within ColdBox applications.

coldbox.system.modules.HTMLHelper.modles.HTMLHelper.cfc

Please check out the latest CFC Docs for all the methods available to the HTML Helper.

There is no special setup needed to use it in a ColdBox application, it's already baked in. Just reference the object by the html prefix and call the desired function within any layout or view.

// CFML
#html.button(name = "searchView", value = "View")#
// HTML Output
<button name="searchView" id="searchView" type="button">View<button>

By specifying the name of the element and not the id, both attributes are output using the same value. You can specify a different value for the id attribute by explicitly defining it.

// CFML w/ differnet name and id
#html.button(name = "searchView", id="id_searchView", value = "View")#
// HTML Output
<button name="searchView" id="id_searchView" type="button">View<button>

You can also pass in any attribute to the registered functions and if it does not match an argument it is passed through into the HTML element:

// CFML w/ differnet name and id
#html.button(
name = "searchView",
id="id_searchView",
value = "View",
class = "btn btn-default"
)#
// HTML Output
<button
name="searchView"
id="id_searchView"
type="button"
class="btn btn-default">
View
<button>

Injecting the HTML Helper

You can inject the HTML helper anywhere you like by using the following registered mapping: [email protected]

property name="html" inject="[email protected]";