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form // addExtraClass


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13 July 2011 at 9:44pm Community Member, 168 Posts


every time i use addExtraClass on my forms i get a space before the classname. Is there a way to avoid this?

$anredeField = new DropdownField('Anrede', 'Anrede', $listsForAnrede);

<select name="Anrede" id="Form_SubscribeForm_Anrede" class=" select"><option value="Herr">Herr</option><option value="Frau">Frau</option></select>

Greetings, Carsten.


1 August 2011 at 6:54pm Community Member, 164 Posts

The space is added in case there are already classes defined, have you tried calling extraClass(), according to the API ( it compiles all css classes, although I'm not 100% sure it means it will get rid of the leading space.


3 August 2011 at 7:26pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

I guess it may always put a ' ' before everything just to be safe. It shouldn't cause any issues as [space] won't be a valid classname. If you want to dig in and get it resolved have a look around where it prints the select tag, you probably need to use trim() around value put into the class attribute.