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StructToHidden(struct)

Last updated March 10, 2002

author

Nathan Dintenfass

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: UtilityLib

Description:
A quick way to turn a simple structure into hidden form fields.

Return Values:
Returns a string.

Example:

<cfscript>
	st = structNew();
	st.foo = "bar";
	st.another = "some stuff";
	writeOutput(htmlCodeFormat(structToHidden(st)));
</cfscript>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
struct The structure to convert. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts a structure to hidden form fields.
 * 
 * @param struct 	 The structure to convert. 
 * @return Returns a string. 
 * @author Nathan Dintenfass (nathan@changemedia.com) 
 * @version 1, March 10, 2002 
 */
function structToHidden(struct){
	//a variable for iterating
	var key = "";
	//a variable to return stuff
	var outVar = "";
	//now loop through the form scope and make hidden fields
	for(key in struct){
		if(isSimpleValue(struct[key]))
			outVar = outVar & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""" & key & """ value=""" & htmlEditFormat(struct[key]) & """>";
	}
	return outVar;		
}
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