FormElementErrors

The FormElementErrors view helper is used to render the validation error messages of an element.

Basic usage

use Zend\Form\Form;
use Zend\Form\Element;
use Zend\InputFilter\InputFilter;
use Zend\InputFilter\Input;

// Create a form
$form    = new Form();
$element = new Element\Text('my-text');
$form->add($element);

// Create a input
$input = new Input('my-text');
$input->setRequired(true);

$inputFilter = new InputFilter();
$inputFilter->add($input);
$form->setInputFilter($inputFilter);

// Force a failure
$form->setData(array()); // Empty data
$form->isValid();        // Not valid

// Within your view...

/**
 * Example #1: Default options
 */
echo $this->formElementErrors($element);
// Result: <ul><li>Value is required and can&#039;t be empty</li></ul>

/**
 * Example #2: Add attributes to open format
 */
echo $this->formElementErrors($element, ['class' => 'help-inline']);
// Result:
// <ul class="help-inline"><li>Value is required and can&#039;t be empty</li></ul>

/**
 * Example #3: Custom format
 */
$helper = $this->formElementErrors();
$helper->setMessageOpenFormat('<div class="help-inline">');
$helper->setMessageSeparatorString('</div><div class="help-inline">');
$helper->setMessageCloseString('</div>');

echo $helper->render($element);
// Result: <div class="help-inline">Value is required and can&#039;t be empty</div>

Public methods

The following public methods are in addition to those inherited from the AbstractHelper:

Method signature Description
setMessageOpenFormat(string $messageOpenFormat) : void Set the (printf) formatted string used to open message representation; uses <ul%s><li> by default; attributes are inserted for the placeholder.
getMessageOpenFormat() : string Returns the formatted string used to open message representation.
setMessageSeparatorString(string $messageSeparatorString) : string Sets the string used to separate messages; defaults to </li><li>.
getMessageSeparatorString() : string Returns the string used to separate messages.
setMessageCloseString(string $messageCloseString) : void Sets the string used to close message representation; defaults to </li></ul>.
getMessageCloseString() : string Returns the string used to close message representation.
setAttributes(array $attributes) : void Set the attributes that will go on the message open format as key/value pairs.
getAttributes() : array Returns the attributes that will go on the message open format.
render(ElementInterface $element [, array $attributes = array()]) : string Renders validation errors for the provided $element. Attributes provided will be used in the messageOpenFormat, and merged with any provided previously via setAttributes().