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[SOLVED] Disable Browser's Auto-complete


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11 May 2011 at 12:54pm Community Member, 11 Posts


My apologies if this is asked elsewhere -- I tried searching the forums but only got threads relating to the old AutocompleteField.

I want to append autocomplete="off" to one (or more) of my TextField()s but currently I have no idea how to do it and can't find any way to add arbituary attributes to any of the Form fields. Any tips?

Thanks a million!
Nathan J. Brauer

P.S. I'm new to SS/Saphire but I'm becoming a fan very quickly. Hopefully the community is as great as the framework :)


12 May 2011 at 2:04pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Sadly there is nothing in the FormField API for appending attributes. If you look at TextField::Field() you can see how tags are 'created' the form fields are currently still generated from the PHP for performance reasons.

You could either add the autocomplete attribute via javascript which may work (haven't tested!) or create your own subclass of TextField and override the Field() method in your subclass. Then, in your forms you would use your subclass rather than TextField (but javascript would be easier)


13 May 2011 at 2:03am Community Member, 11 Posts

Is there a way I can make the changes necessary to append attributes and submit them to be included in the official project?


13 May 2011 at 1:52pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Sure! If you plan on contributing it back to core follow the instructions on You will need to fork the sapphire git repo so you can submit the changes easily.

In terms of what you need to change, I guess you need a couple functions for adding / removing / setting attributes and a map of attributes stored on each FormField (to replace the current hardcoded arrays)

Unit tests for this to be included in core is a must :)

Good luck!


14 May 2011 at 5:04am Community Member, 11 Posts

Sounds good. I'll see if I can squeeze it into my weekend :)


20 April 2014 at 3:22am Community Member, 11 Posts

FYI - to those searching via Google.

You can now do this using the ->setAttribute method.

TextField::create('AccessCode','Access Code')->setAttribute('autocomplete','off')