The above example only works if your tasks are entirely standard tasks. You do not add extra context here, for example.
Let's make a more realistic example. Assume we want to add a page title to the template. In the functional view, this would work like this - with just one additional line:
def create_object(request): page_title = 'My Page Title' # ... return render_to_response('template.html', locals())
This is more difficult (or: counter-intutitive) to achieve with generic views. As they are class-based, you need to override one or several of the class's method to achieve the desired outcome. In our example, we need to override the class's get_context_data method like so:
class CreateObject(CreateView): model = SampleObject form_class = SampleObjectForm success_url = 'url_to_redirect_to' def get_context_data(self, **kwargs): # Call class's get_context_data method to retrieve context context = super().get_context_data(**kwargs) context['page_title'] = 'My page title' return context
Here, we need four additional lines to code instead of just one - at least for the first additional context variable we want to add.