form.select

This ViewHelper generates a <select> dropdown list for the use with a form.

Basic usage

The most straightforward way is to supply an associative array as the options parameter. The array key is used as option key, and the value is used as human-readable name.

Basic usage:

<f:form.select name="paymentOptions" options="{payPal: 'PayPal International Services', visa: 'VISA Card'}" />

Pre select a value

To pre select a value, set value to the option key which should be selected. Default value:

<f:form.select name="paymentOptions" options="{payPal: 'PayPal International Services', visa: 'VISA Card'}" value="visa" />

Generates a dropdown box like above, except that “VISA Card” is selected.

If the select box is a multi-select box multiple="1", then “value” can be an array as well.

Custom options and option group rendering

Child nodes can be used to create a completely custom set of <option> and <optgroup> tags in a way compatible with the HMAC generation. To do so, leave out the options argument and use child ViewHelpers:

Custom options and optgroup:

<f:form.select name="myproperty">
   <f:form.select.option value="1">Option one</f:form.select.option>
   <f:form.select.option value="2">Option two</f:form.select.option>
   <f:form.select.optgroup>
      <f:form.select.option value="3">Grouped option one</f:form.select.option>
      <f:form.select.option value="4">Grouped option twi</f:form.select.option>
   </f:form.select.optgroup>
</f:form.select>

Note

Do not use vanilla <option> or <optgroup> tags! They will invalidate the HMAC generation!

Usage on domain objects

If you want to output domain objects, you can just pass them as array into the options parameter. To define what domain object value should be used as option key, use the optionValueField variable. Same goes for optionLabelField. If neither is given, the Identifier (UID/uid) and the __toString() method are tried as fallbacks.

If the optionValueField variable is set, the getter named after that value is used to retrieve the option key. If the optionLabelField variable is set, the getter named after that value is used to retrieve the option value.

If the prependOptionLabel variable is set, an option item is added in first position, bearing an empty string or - if provided, the value of the prependOptionValue variable as value.

Domain objects:

<f:form.select name="users" options="{userArray}" optionValueField="id" optionLabelField="firstName" />

In the above example, the userArray is an array of “User” domain objects, with no array key specified.

So, in the above example, the method $user->getId() is called to retrieve the key, and $user->getFirstName() to retrieve the displayed value of each entry.

The value property now expects a domain object, and tests for object equivalence.

Arguments

additionalAttributes

DataType
mixed
Required
false
Description
Additional tag attributes. They will be added directly to the resulting HTML tag.

data

DataType
mixed
Required
false
Description
Additional data-* attributes. They will each be added with a “data-” prefix.

name

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Name of input tag

value

DataType
mixed
Required
false
Description
Value of input tag

property

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Name of Object Property. If used in conjunction with <f:form object=”…”>, “name” and “value” properties will be ignored.

class

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
CSS class(es) for this element

dir

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Text direction for this HTML element. Allowed strings: “ltr” (left to right), “rtl” (right to left)

id

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Unique (in this file) identifier for this HTML element.

lang

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Language for this element. Use short names specified in RFC 1766

style

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Individual CSS styles for this element

title

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Tooltip text of element

accesskey

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Keyboard shortcut to access this element

tabindex

DataType
integer
Required
false
Description
Specifies the tab order of this element

onclick

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
JavaScript evaluated for the onclick event

size

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Size of input field

disabled

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
Specifies that the input element should be disabled when the page loads

options

DataType
mixed
Required
false
Description
Associative array with internal IDs as key, and the values are displayed in the select box. Can be combined with or replaced by child f:form.select.* nodes.

optionsAfterContent

DataType
boolean
Required
false
Description
If true, places auto-generated option tags after those rendered in the tag content. If false, automatic options come first.

optionValueField

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
If specified, will call the appropriate getter on each object to determine the value.

optionLabelField

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
If specified, will call the appropriate getter on each object to determine the label.

sortByOptionLabel

DataType
boolean
Required
false
Description
If true, List will be sorted by label.

selectAllByDefault

DataType
boolean
Required
false
Description
If specified options are selected if none was set before.

errorClass

DataType
string
Default
‘f3-form-error’
Required
false
Description
CSS class to set if there are errors for this ViewHelper

prependOptionLabel

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
If specified, will provide an option at first position with the specified label.

prependOptionValue

DataType
string
Required
false
Description
If specified, will provide an option at first position with the specified value.

multiple

DataType
boolean
Required
false
Description
If set multiple options may be selected.

required

DataType
boolean
Required
false
Description
If set no empty value is allowed.