How to build forms in Dreamweaver


The user interface in Dreamweaver and later has been simplified. As a result, you may not find some of the options described in this article in Dreamweaver and later. For more information, see this article.

When a visitor enters information into a web form displayed in a web browser and clicks the submit button, the information is sent to a server where a server-side script or application processes it. The server responds by sending the processed information back to the user (or client), or by performing some other action based on the form’s contents.

You can use Dreamweaver to create forms that submit data to most application servers, including PHP, ASP, and ColdFusion. If you use ColdFusion, you can also add ColdFusion-specific form controls to your forms. Your forms can have text fields, password fields, radio buttons, check boxes, pop‑up menus, clickable buttons, and other form objects. Dreamweaver can also write code that validates the information a visitor provides. For example, you can check that an e‑mail address that a user enters contains an “@” symbol, or that a required text field contains a value.


Support for ColdFusion and ASP is removed in Dreamweaver and later.