Hello. When using django’s generic class based views (Create and Update View), does the form have to be of type
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
You can see this in the inheritance chain for the view: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.0/ref/class-based-views/generic-editing/#django.views.generic.edit.CreateView
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
ModelForm, and read the source code to
ModelFormMixin, you’ll be able to answer this better for yourself.