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21 January 2010 at 2:43pm Community Member, 153 Posts

Basic question, how do I set a legend on a fieldset?

To be more specific I am using a multiform form if it makes any difference.



24 January 2010 at 9:54am Community Member, 528 Posts

This is from the 2.3 Changelog, but I can't find any refrence to it the API

A <legend> element has been added before any <fieldset> in all SilverStripe forms. and are where it has been added. This now validates the form HTML for W3C compliance. Please verify that your forms visually look okay after upgrading. Legend can be set by calling →setLegend(’my legend here’) on your Form object.

But if you're using multform you can also specify a custom form template and then just code it in yourself.


10 October 2010 at 9:41pm Community Member, 6 Posts

Were you able to add <legend> tag to User Forms Module? I am trying to do it in User Forms Module [v0.3.0] without any luck. Please Let me know. Thanks


13 October 2010 at 2:13am Community Member, 528 Posts

I use custom templates for most of my forms so I set the legend in the .ss file]



17 August 2011 at 2:22am Community Member, 50 Posts

Better late than never, this is my example form so show how to set the legend.


class EnquiryForm extends Form {

function __construct($controller, $name) {
$fields = new FieldSet(
new TextField('name', 'Name', 'Name:'),
new EmailField('email', 'Email', 'Email:'),
new PhoneNumberField('tel', 'Tel', 'Tel:'),
new TextField('brand', 'Brand', 'Brand:'),
new TextareaField('desc', 'Description', 5, 10, 'Description:'),
new SimpleImageField('image', 'Add image', 'Add image:')

$actions = new FieldSet(
new FormAction('submit', 'Submit')

$validator = new RequiredFields('Name', 'Email', 'Comments');
$legend = parent::setLegend("Parts enquiry...");

parent::__construct($controller, $name, $fields, $actions, $validator);

function forTemplate() {
return $this->renderWith(array(

function submit($data, $form) {
// do stuff here