Form Designer with highlighted category

In the Sitecore Forms Designer there are four predetermined categories for elements for your form.

  • Basic
  • Lists
  • Security
  • Structure

I've looked everywhere and even added a folder in /sitecore/system/Settings/Forms/Field Types and added my new field types into this folder, but it doesn't work that way, from what I can tell.

How can I create a new category?

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1) You need to keep your category under /sitecore/system/Settings/Forms/Field Types in master database.

2) But you also need to add some more items in core database.

2a) You need to duplicate DraggableBasic and ExpanderBasic items in core database that you can find under /sitecore/client/Applications/FormsBuilder/Pages/FormDesigner/PageSettings/InfoTabControl/Design/PageSettings.

Name them accordingly Draggable{your_category_name} and Expander{your_category_name}.

Change value in StaticData field in Drabbable item to id of your category created in master database under /sitecore/system/Settings/Forms/Field Types:

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so in my case it was like this:

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Also change HeaderText field in Expander item according to your desired category name: enter image description here

2b) You need to add these newly created expander and draggable items in the Design tab shared renderings.

Navigate to /sitecore/client/Applications/FormsBuilder/Pages/FormDesigner/PageSettings/InfoTabControl/Design item and turn on showing Raw values. Scroll down to Renderings field (Shared renderings). If you cannot see it, turn on also showing Standard fields:

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Copy the value to Notepad or any other editor and format it a bit to be more readable.

Duplicate two entries related to ExpanderBasic and rename them accordingly to your setup. For me it was ExpanderAdvanced ;)

I have duplicated these renderings:

<r uid="{ED3AE365-02C5-4B10-8ECF-E2283DEC668B}" p:after="r[@uid='{6B1B70A9-6236-4447-B4B3-5F6082A61B8B}']" s:id="{1CA7EB02-74E0-42F9-B8C9-32E62FD505BD}" s:par="Id=ExpanderBasic" s:ph="" />

<r uid="{85DEAD48-AC75-4B74-AAFB-079D379E0C1B}" p:after="r[@uid='{F4B0C881-F46E-47BB-B76B-C3219BF16D4A}']" s:id="{E3DDC819-50A5-477A-A3A3-4CDCF3C7B5A4}" s:par="Id=DraggableBasic" s:ph="ExpanderBasic.Body" />

and placed my duplicated renderings right after them and moved id in p:after accordingly:

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Copy or replace all rendering elements back to the field according to your changes.

You can you use https://www.guidgenerator.com/online-guid-generator.aspx with Uppcase turned on to generate guids for your newly created renderings or Visual Studio :)

This is result:

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    Worked like a charm. I used Sitecore Rocks (since it's a SPEAK application) to add the two renderings to the presentation details. But end result is the same. Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 22:50

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