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  • Patrick 1 post 71 karma points
    Apr 17, 2019 @ 06:04

    Is jquery for forms necessary

    Hi there,

    we are having an argument with our agency whether or not jquery is necessary in order for forms to work as described here:

    In the link above it sounds like these 3 jquery dependencies are necessary - however, the forms created so far seem to work without it.

    Can you umbraco clarify the situation on this, and if they are needed - what for?!

    Many Thanks in advance

  • louisjrdev 107 posts 344 karma points c-trib
    Apr 17, 2019 @ 09:26

    2 Things that immediately spring to mind would be the:

    • Field Validation - Requires jQuery validate
    • Multi-step / page forms
  • Jonathan Distenfeld 105 posts 618 karma points
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 11:44
    Jonathan Distenfeld

    In the documentation it says:

    • jQuery (Javascript library) -> is needed for plugins to work
    • jQuery validate (jQuery plugin that provides client side form validation)
    • jQuery validate unobtrusive. (Add-on to jQuery Validation that provides unobtrusive validation via data-* attributes)

    So a clear answer would be: Yes, you need jQuery to make Umbraco Forms work properly without getting errors.

    If you wish to use Umbraco Forms without validation, you would need to customize the umbracoforms.js. Otherwise you will get errors like this:

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  • Matthew Wise 271 posts 1373 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 21:52
    Matthew Wise

    Depends how much effort you want to put in removing it :) I know of which removes the jQuery requirement no idea how well it works though.


  • apload-gmbh 33 posts 93 karma points
    Nov 04, 2022 @ 13:35

    And what do you think about the slim version of jQuery? Is this enough for Umbraco forms?

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