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When using DropdownField the output is hidden with inline CSS

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Community Member, 8 Posts

27 February 2013 at 6:19am

Hi All,

I'm pretty new to Silverstripe so excuse me if this is obvious!

I am creating a custom view/form and from my custom controller I have the following:

        $fields = new FieldSet(
            new TextField('FirstName', '<span>*</span> First name'),
            new TextField('Surname', '<span>*</span> Surname'),
            new EmailField('Email', '<span>*</span> Email'),
            new ConfirmedPasswordField('Password', '<span>*</span> Password'),
            new TextField('Agentid', '<span>*</span> SAP ID'),
            new DropdownField('AgentDistributor', '<span>*</span> Distributor', array('' => '-- Select relevant distributor','Distributor 1 --' => 'Distributor 1','Distributor 2' => 'Distributor 2'))

In the browser, all is fine for the each field except for the DropdownField. When the page is rendered the dropdown field is hidden from view. Using firebug I noticed that it has some inline CSS in the DIV that wraps around it (style="display: none; width: 0px;").

I have inherited this project on behalf of a client from another developer. The version we are running is 2.4.

Am I missing something or could it be that the previous devs added this for whatever reason?

Any pointers much welcomed.

Best regards,