Modern Forms vs. Legacy Forms

Modern forms, introduced with SBM 11.1, use technologies such as HTML5 and .css properties to achieve greater stability in layout and less reliance on scripting overall. Starting with release 5.3, SSM uses modern forms, which make it possible to offer these advanced features:

Any forms that you created based on legacy SSM forms will continue to be supported; however, you will not be able to use the advanced features mentioned above.

To convert your forms to modern forms, do the following:

  1. Make sure the Enable HTML5 features check box is selected in the Form Options tab of the SBM Composer Options dialog box.
  2. Create a new form based on your existing form, and make sure the Legacy mode check box is cleared.
  3. Validate the process app and check for form errors.
Note: If your forms contain custom JavaScript, .css, or tweaks to currently-deployed page layout, they will need to be reworked in order to convert them to modern forms (some new features may replace existing script). If your forms contain simple customizations such as form actions, or custom JavaScript use is limited to supported JSAPI functions, you can convert them as described above.