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Create your custom form factory

In some cases the generic form factory is not enough for your need. In PrestaShop the category grid has three specific features:

  • it can manage a parent category which changes the grid rendering (only displays children) so it needs to dynamically add a parameter
  • its search url doesn’t match the list so it needs to specify the form action
  • the redirection url is dynamic so that it takes the parent category into account

To manage this additional behaviour we create a decorator that uses the default form factory but adds specific behaviour.

Decorate the default factory

In those examples we use decorator that are based on the default grid factory. But you could create a fully autonomous class as long as it implements the GridFilterFormFactoryInterface.

Factory decorator

<?php
/**
 * Class CategoryFilterFormFactory decorates original filter factory to add custom submit action.
 */
final class CategoryFilterFormFactory implements GridFilterFormFactoryInterface
{
    /**
     * @var GridFilterFormFactoryInterface
     */
    private $formFactory;

    /**
     * @var UrlGeneratorInterface
     */
    private $urlGenerator;

    /**
     * @var RequestStack
     */
    private $requestStack;

    /**
     * @param GridFilterFormFactoryInterface $formFactory
     * @param UrlGeneratorInterface $urlGenerator
     * @param RequestStack $requestStack
     */
    public function __construct(
        GridFilterFormFactoryInterface $formFactory,
        UrlGeneratorInterface $urlGenerator,
        RequestStack $requestStack
    ) {
        $this->formFactory = $formFactory;
        $this->urlGenerator = $urlGenerator;
        $this->requestStack = $requestStack;
    }

    /**
     * {@inheritdoc}
     */
    public function create(GridDefinitionInterface $definition)
    {
        // Use the default factory to build the form like usual
        $categoryFilterForm = $this->formFactory->create($definition);

        // Create a new empty form that will be used as an empty shell
        $newCategoryFormBuilder = $categoryFilterForm->getConfig()->getFormFactory()->createNamedBuilder(
            $definition->getId(),
            FormType::class
        );

        // Adds all the form types in the new form
        /** @var FormInterface $categoryFormItem */
        foreach ($categoryFilterForm as $categoryFormItem) {
            $newCategoryFormBuilder->add(
                $categoryFormItem->getName(),
                get_class($categoryFormItem->getConfig()->getType()->getInnerType()),
                $categoryFormItem->getConfig()->getOptions()
            );
        }

        $queryParams = [];

        if (null !== ($request = $this->requestStack->getCurrentRequest())
            && $request->query->has('id_category')
        ) {
            $queryParams['id_category'] = $request->query->get('id_category');
        }

        // Set the specific action in the new form
        $newCategoryFormBuilder->setAction(
            $this->urlGenerator->generate('admin_categories_search', $queryParams)
        );

        return $newCategoryFormBuilder->getForm();
    }
}

Service definitions

# your-module/config/services.yml
    # Define form factory decorator
    prestashop.core.grid.filter.category_form_factory:
        class: 'PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Grid\Filter\CategoryFilterFormFactory'
        arguments:
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.filter.form_factory'
            - '@router'
            - '@request_stack'

    # Use the decorator in the grid factory instead of the default one
    prestashop.core.grid.factory.category:
        class: 'PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Grid\GridFactory'
        arguments:
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.definition.factory.category'
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.data.factory.category_decorator'
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.filter.category_form_factory'
            - '@prestashop.core.hook.dispatcher'

Simply change the action

If you just need to change the form action PrestaShop provides a FilterFormFactoryFormActionDecorator class that sets the action you need to use. All you need to do is define the services properly:

# your-module/config/services.yml
    # Define form factory decorator
    prestashop.core.grid.filter.credit_slip_form_factory:
        class: 'PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Grid\Filter\FilterFormFactoryFormActionDecorator'
        arguments:
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.filter.form_factory'
            - '@router'
            - 'admin_credit_slips_search' # You just need to specify your search route

    # Use the decorator in the grid factory instead of the default one
    prestashop.core.grid.factory.credit_slip:
        class: 'PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Grid\GridFactory'
        arguments:
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.definition.factory.credit_slip'
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.data.factory.credit_slip_decorator'
            - '@prestashop.core.grid.filter.credit_slip_form_factory'
            - '@prestashop.core.hook.dispatcher'