Element Base Class

Zend\Form\Element is a base class for all specialized elements and Zend\Form\Fieldset.

Basic Usage

At the bare minimum, each element or fieldset requires a name. You will also typically provide some attributes to hint to the view layer how it might render the item.

use Zend\Form\Element;
use Zend\Form\Form;

$username = new Element\Text('username');
    'class' => 'username',
    'size'  => '30',

$password = new Element\Password('password');
    'size'  => '30',

$form = new Form('my-form');

Public Methods

Method signature Description
setName(string $name) : void Set the name for this element.
getName() : string Return the name for this element.
setValue(string $value) : void Set the value for this element.
getValue() : string Return the value for this element.
setLabel(string $label) : void Set the label content for this element.
getLabel() : string Return the label content for this element.
setLabelAttributes(array $labelAttributes) : void Set the attributes to use with the label.
getLabelAttributes() : array Return the attributes to use with the label.
setLabelOptions(array $labelOptions) : void Set label specific options.
getLabelOptions() : array Return the label specific options.
setOptions(array $options) : void Set options for an element. Accepted options are: label, label_attributes", label_options, which call setLabel, setLabelAttributes and setLabelOptions, respectively.
getOptions() : array Get defined options for an element
getOption(string $option) : null|mixed Return the specified option, if defined. If it's not defined, returns null.
setAttribute(string $key, mixed $value) : void Set a single element attribute.
getAttribute(string $key) : mixed Retrieve a single element attribute.
removeAttribute(string $key) : void Remove a single attribute
hasAttribute(string $key) : boolean Check if a specific attribute exists for this element.
setAttributes(array|Traversable $arrayOrTraversable) : void Set many attributes at once. Implementation will decide if this will overwrite or merge.
getAttributes() : array|Traversable Retrieve all attributes at once.
removeAttributes(array $keys) : void Remove many attributes at once
clearAttributes() : void Clear all attributes for this element.
setMessages(array|Traversable $messages) : void Set a list of messages to report when validation fails.
getMessages() : array|Traversable Returns a list of validation failure messages, if any.