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Python Django Forms Forms Instantiate a Form in a View

Malcolm Robertson
Malcolm Robertson
8,478 Points

Why Add a context dictionary to our render()

What is the purpose of adding the context dictionary to the render?

from django.shortcuts import render

from . import forms

def lead_form(request):
    form = forms.LeadShareForm()
    return render(request, 'lead_form.html', {'form':form})

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

The context dictionary is used to add additional objects to the template context which is accessible within the template. In this case, it adds the form object accessible using the variable form.