[Solved] Custom rendering of edit form for dexterity content type

The schema of my custom dexterity content type disallow the edition of some fields, and show them as a label followed by value. I'd like a different rendering for those values, as well as for other parts of the edit form.

How to fully customize an edit form (without modifying a schema)?

<!-- configure.zcml e.g. in the browser module
<!-- Override EditForm for Collection -->
  permission="cmf.ModifyPortalContent" />
# forms.py

from plone.dexterity.browser.edit import DefaultEditForm
from plone.dexterity.browser.edit import DefaultEditView

class CollectionEditForm(DefaultEditForm):
    """ Collection Edit Form"""
    # render the form without tabs
    enable_form_tabbing = False
    # hold all widget from all fieldsets
    allWidgets = {}

    def updateFields(self):
        super(CollectionEditForm, self).updateFields()
        # do your stuff
        self.allWidgets['IPublication.effective'].mode = DISPLAY_MODE

    def updateWidgets(self):
        super(MyCTEditForm, self).updateWidgets()

    def update(self):
        super(CollectionEditForm, self).update()
        # do your stuff

    def collectWidgets(self):
        # all widgets from the schema
        # the default fieldset
        for name, widget in self.widgets.items():
        # all widgets from the behavior schemas
        # additional fieldset
        for group in self.groups:
            for name, widget in group.widgets.items():

class CollectionEditFormView(DefaultEditView):
    """ Collection Edit Form View """
    form = CollectionEditForm

Hi again @1letter

super(MyCTEditForm, self).updateWidgets()
should be :
super(CollectionEditForm, self).updateWidgets()

Specifying a layer is not working (I get a "This page does not seem to exist…" page); it works without it. Is it always required? If so, how to declare it correctly?

self.allWidgets['IPublication.effective'].mode = DISPLAY_MODE
results with KeyError: 'IPublication.effective'

So what I get now with this new form is exactly like what I had before. In order to change the rendering of the widgets, I have to customize something (at "# your stuff")?; what and how?

Isn't there a way to override a template to display the form exactly as needed?


Answering to myself:
What I needed was to add :
template = ViewPageTemplateFile('templates/my_edit_template.pt')
at the end of CollectionEditForm

Then I based my template on item.pt from plone.app.dexterity

Edit: In the template, I use
and I override the slots defined in macros.pt (from plone.z3cform)

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