Posted by : Alon Havivi Monday, June 15, 2009

Most SharePoint lists and libraries include data entry forms when you want to add an item, but what happens when you want to allow a certain group
of users to add items to a list, but not be able to view the items? or when you need to embed your form in your page? The SharePoint Form Generator
allow all users to add entries to the list, and can be used to generate rich UI forms with field validation to be embed in your pages. The Web Part supports all types of columns used in SharePoint lists.

Download SharePoint Form Generator from CodePlex

13 Responses so far.

  1. says:

    How can you hide colums you do not want to show up for the input ?

    thanks great web part

  2. Alon says:

    Reply to

    Yes, the web part does not display Hidden and ReadOnly colums.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello Havi,

    Is there some user information about how to use the regEX


    Wim Kuiper.

  4. Alon says:

    You can find more information about rexEx here:

  5. Hi Havi,

    A very nice Formgenerator.
    It is working perfect.

    I see you have working on a form designer. Do you have a time schedule when you pubish the designer.

    Working Wim.

  6. Alon says:

    Hello Wim,

    Yes, I'm hoping to release a new version on Codeplex beginning next year (January 2010)

  7. Anonymous says:


    This is just what I've been looking for. Works great as is, but I do look forward to new release. Need to be able to pick and choose what I need to show on submission form. Please continue the project because I see great potential with it.


  8. Don Shope says:

    This web part should really help us. We added a very basic capability to specify the order that fields should display, and also to hide fields (that aren't marked hidden -- because we still want to see them in the list).

    But my question has to do with the regex feature. When I click Submit, I get the following error:

    Could not load file or assembly 'CMS.SharePoint.CFT_RegEx, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=a880ba84c9912337' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

    That dll isn't in the sfg.wsp. I tried manually putting it into the GAC via gacutil, but still get the error. Where should that file go, and does it have dependencies? (We did not install the regex feature.)


  9. Alon says:


    To install the CMS.SharePoint.CFT_RegEx assembly in the GAC you can deploy the SharePoint Custom Field Type - Regular Expressions project on codeplex

  10. Depending on your needs, the website CMS system can be as basic or detailed as you'd like.

  11. Hi Alan,

    Well done, the webpart is covering a great gap in Sharepoint 2007.

    But I´m having errors with the submit url and the designer,

    any clue to help me?

    thanks in advance!

  12. Hi Alon

    We have just completed a migration from SP2007 to SP2010 and we are using your SharePoint Form Generator. One think which we have noticed is that any fields which are dates don't save the selected details, but revert to today's day & time.

    Any Ideas how this can be fixed?

  13. This seems like a great web part, but it didn't show up as a site collection feature when I deployed the .wsp to SharePoint 2010 Foundation-- I'm guessing I'm missing dependancies. Is this web part appropriate for SharePoint 2010, and if not, are there plans to make a 2010 version available?

    Thanks for providing such an important tool to the community!


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