Adobe recommends using the modern and extensible data capture Core Components for creating new Adaptive Forms or adding Adaptive Forms to AEM Sites pages. These components represent a significant advancement in Adaptive Forms creation, ensuring impressive user experiences. This article describes older approach to author Adaptive Forms using foundation components.
AEM Forms as a Cloud Service provides multiple reference themes, templates, and form data models to help you start quickly with creating Adaptive Forms. You can download the reference content package from software distribution portal and use the Package Manager to install the reference content package on your production, development, or local development environment to get these reference assets to your environment.
The themes, templates, and form data models included the reference content package are:
|Themes||Templates||Form Data Models|
|Canvas 3.0||Basic||Microsoft Dynamics 365|
Each theme contains a unique and elegant style that you can use to create delightful adaptive forms for your users. It contains unique styling for selectors such as panel, text box, numeric box, radio button, table, and switch. Stylings in these themes are based on requirement. For example, in a particular scenario you require a minimalist theme with clean fonts. Liberty theme lets you achieve that look.
Themes included in this package are responsive, and styling in these themes is defined for mobile and desktop displays. Most modern browsers on a variety of devices can render forms applied with one of these themes without any hassle.
For more information on installing the package, see How to Work With Packages.
Beryl theme emphasizes use of background image, transparency, and large, flat icons. In the screenshot below, you can see how the Beryl theme looks, and how it can enhance the styling of your form.
Canvas 3.0 is the default theme for Adaptive Forms, and emphasizes use of basic colors, transparency, and flat icons. In the screenshot below, you can see how the Canvas 3.0 theme looks.
Tranquil theme provides light and dark shades of the Tranquil color scheme to highlight different components of a form. For example, radio buttons, panels, and tabs get a different shade of green.
Urbane theme emphasizes a minimalist and functional look for your form. When you apply the Urbane theme to your form, you can see that components are flat. The panels get thin outlines to create a modern look.
Ultramarine theme uses deep blue shades to highlight components such as tabs, panels, text boxes, and buttons.
Healthcare theme uses deep green shades to highlight components such as tabs, panels, text boxes, and buttons.
FSI theme emphasizes a minimalist and functional look for your form. When you apply the FSI theme to your form, you can see that panel components are yellow.
Basic template helps you quickly create an enrollment form. You can also use it to preview functionality of Adaptive Forms foundation components. It provides a wizard layout for section-by-section presentation of data. Use the Blank template to start creating an Adaptive Form from on a blank canvas.
The Adaptive Forms can then interact with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Salesforce servers to enable business workflows. For example:
You can get the following Form Data Models by installing the Reference content package:
For information on using these models, see Configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Salesforce cloud services