showitem

showitem
Required:true
Type:string
Scope:string (list of field configuration sets)

Configuration of the displayed order of fields in FormEngine and their tab alignment.

The whole string is a comma , separated list of tokens. Each token can have keywords separated by semicolon ;.

Each comma separated token is one of the following:

fieldName;fieldLabel
Name of a field to show. Optionally an alternative label (string or LLL reference) to override the default label from columns section.
==palette==;paletteLabel;paletteName

Name of a palette to show. The label (string or LLL reference) is optional. If set, it is shown above the single palette fields. The palette name is required and must reference a palette from the palette section.

==palette==;;caching // Show palette "caching" without additional label
==palette==;Caching;caching // Show palette "caching" with label "Caching"
==div==;tabLabel
Put all fields after this token onto a new tab and name the tab as given in “tabLabel” (string or LLL reference).

Examples

A form with 3 fields

'types' => [
   '0' => [
      'showitem' => 'hidden, title, poem,',
   ],
],

The above example shows three fields of the form. Since no further ‘==div==’ are specified, there would be only one tab. In this case FormEngine will suppress that single tab and just show all specified fields without a tabbing indicator.

A form with two tabs

'types' => [
   '0' => [
      'showitem' => '
         hidden, title, poem,
         ==div==;LLL:EXT:examples/locallang_db.xml:tx_examples_haiku.images, image1, image2,
      '
   ],
],

Put three fields on first tab “General” and the two fields “image1” and “image2” on a second tab with the localized name found in “EXT:examples/locallang_db.xml:tx_examples_haiku.images”.

Rename the tab “General”

'types' => [
   '0' => [
      'showitem' => '
         ==div==;LLL:EXT:examples/locallang_db.xml:tx_examples_haiku.images, hidden, title, poem,
         ==div==;LLL:EXT:examples/locallang_db.xml:tx_examples_haiku.images, image1, image2,
      '
   ],
],

Similar to the example before, but rename the “General” tab to the string specified in label “LLL:EXT:examples/locallang_db.xml:tx_examples_haiku.images”.

Note

It is good practice to add a comma in excess behind the very last field name as shown in the examples above. The FormEngine code will ignore this, but it helps developers to not forget about a comma when additional fields are added, which can suppress an annoying “Why is my new field not displayed?” bug hunt.