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By: Kelly Ford
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Virtually every website needs a "Contact Us" form where users can provide their name, email address, and a comment/question. Typically this form will then generate an email that's sent to someone on the staff to respond to. In most cases, this data is not stored in the database so it's a great first project where we can focus on using XMod Pro's form building tools without being distracted by other features or functionality.
I'm assuming you've added an XMod Pro module instance to your page.
This will bring up the Forms Manager Grid. Since we're creating a new form - and for you, this may be your first form, your grid may be empty. That's OK. All you need to do is make sure the "Use Form Builder" checkbox is ticked and click the "New Form" button.
Congratulations, you've just started the Form Builder - one of the easiest and quickest ways to develop a form for DotNetNuke. The Form Builder will even auto-create a form for you from one of your tables. However, since we don't need to store any content in the database, we're going to build a form ourselves and not attach it to any table.
So, you've created your first form. What do you do now?