Django class based views form type

Hello. When using django’s generic class based views (Create and Update View), does the form have to be of type ModelForm?

Or can it be another form like forms.Form. If so, then how would it work? What methods would I have to create, and what things would be different from using a ModelForm? Thanks.

You can see this in the inheritance chain for the view:

It inherits from ModelFormMixin, so it’s intended to work with model forms only.

That said, I think you can probably duck type and use anyøa form with a .save() method, though I haven’t tested that.

If you check the extensions to Form that ModelForm, and read the source code to ModelFormMixin, you’ll be able to answer this better for yourself.