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HTML Form Tag

From tag in HTML

Form tag <Form/> is used when we want to create a online form to capture data from end user

This is how your From tag may look like.
<from action="destination-page-url" method="post">
<input type="text" id="txtName" name="txtName"/>
<input type="submit" value="Submit" /> </from>


This is how your form will look like
Type Name


Remember, while submitting the form, the method can be either method=post or method= get

Html Form methods

method=post all fields values will be posted directly, fields values will not be displayed in url
method= get all fields values will be passed through querystring, and fields values will be displayed in url


You can add any number of fields as per your business requirement inside the form tag, also can change the form display style using Css class.

here is another form example with different control type

html form example

Note : here we have used a table to design the form elements, but you can use div with css, that will be more responsive design and have better rendering.

Here is the output

Name
Address
Gender Male: Female:
Food Veg Non-Veg
Country


Notice, After submitting this form you will be able to see all the selected values on address bar, because we have kept form method = get.

enctype Attribute in html form

Now you learn another html form attribute called enctype, when you don't define anything then application/x-www-form-urlencoded is default type.

There are three type of enctype in html form
enctype Value Description
application/x-www-form-urlencoded All characters are encoded before sent (special characters are converted to ASCII HEX values and space is converted to "+" symbol), This is Default
multipart/form-data Normally we use this when uploading any document, No characters are encoded
text/plain Special characters are encoded, but space is converted to "+" symbol


Here is an example of enctype
<from action="destination-page-url" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="file" id="idFilename" name="txtFilename"/>
<input type="submit" value="Upload" />
</from>

Login Form example

Here is another example of how you can write html code for a login form.

Username
Password


Code sample
<form action="destination-url" method="post">
<div>
<div>Username</div>
<input type="text" id="txtUsername" name="txtUsername" style="width: 80%;" />
</div>
<div>
<div>Password</div>
<input type="password" id="txtPassword" name="txtPassword" style="width: 80%;" />
</div>
<div style="text-align: center;">
<input type="submit" value="Login" />
</div>
</form>


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