Creating a custom form field type in symfony 2

I am finally starting to dive into symfony 2 properly. Yes – it’s taken a while, work has taken me in different directions! I found myself needing to create a custom form field type pretty quickly, but couldn’t find much in the way of documentation to do so, so I thought I’ld throw it up here; partly to help others, but mostly to get feedback to make sure I’m not approaching this from the wrong angle.

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Using VERP with swiftmailer, symfony and exim

VERP ( provides a method for handling bounced emails. This is especially useful when it comes to figuring out which emails failed to get delivered from your application/mail outs. This post covers how I got this working in symfony using swiftmailer to send the mail, and exim to deliver bounces back into symfony. The concepts shown can be applied to just about any combination of software though.

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Date/Time Range Selector Widget for Symfony

I needed to create a date/time widget for use in an sfForm in a symfony project I was working on, and unfortunately there’s not currently a widget that I could find to allow this. In this post I show how I solved this problem, creating a widget for selecting a date range, using the jquery date selector from sfFormExtraPlugin.

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Extending sfFileCache with Hashed Directory support

Unfortunately, sfFileCache doesn’t scale well on certain file systems as it puts all of it’s cached files in one location. This simple class adds support for hashing the directory name based on a the name of the item being cached. It wasn’t worth a plugin, so I’m pasting it here.

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Sending multipart email from a Task in symfony 1.4

I recently needed to send the result of an action in symfony via email daily. E-mail has changed slightly in symfony 1.3/1.4 – here’s how I did it. I really don’t like my solution at all, the use of get_partial() from within a Task seems very wrong to me – but I’m in a rush so it will do for now, I’d love to hear feedback

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Embedded forms using Javascript with sfForm

I wanted to create a form that allowed me to dynamically add sub-forms via JS, without round-trips to the server. I had a bit of a google, but failed to find much of use – so I wrote my own. This article contains my code for a proof of concept, and a brief description of what it does. It is proof of concept, and done as an example, so code isn’t done perhaps as I might do in a real configuration, but I hope it provides help to others.

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