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Discuss SilverStripe Widgets.

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Using i18n in widgets (subclass of Widget) or widget extensions (subclass of DataExtension)

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Community Member, 26 Posts

6 November 2013 at 9:53pm

Trying to get translations to work in widget. But get not the translation

Directory structure of the widget in the ss root is:

- widget_test
-- _config
--- TestWidget.yml
-- code
--- extension
---- TestWidgetExtension.php
--- model
---- TestWidget.php
-- lang
--- _manifest_exclude
--- de.yml
--- en.yml
-- templates
-- _config.php


<?php /* */ ?>


Example code of TestWidget.php:

function getCMSFields()
$fields = new FieldList(
new TabSet("GeneralTab",
$tabTemplate = new Tab(
$name = 'SubTab',
new HeaderField("filters", _t('FormFieldLabels.FILTERS', 'Filters')),
new HeaderField("sorting", _t('FormFieldLabels.SORTING', 'Sorting'))
$tabRequest = new Tab(
$name = 'RequestSettings'
$tabInfo = new Tab(
$name = 'InfoTab'

$tabTemplate->setTitle(_t('TabLabels.TEMPLATESETTINGS', "Template settings"));
$tabRequest->setTitle(_t('TabLabels.REQUESTSETTINGS', "Request settings"));
$tabInfo->setTitle(_t('TabLabels.INFOTAB', "Details"));

$this->extend('updateCMSFields', $fields);
return $fields;


Example code of TestWidgetExtension.php:

function updateCMSFields(FieldList $fields)
// Template settings
// - Filters
$fields->addFieldToTab('GeneralTab.SubTab', new NumericField("ResultStart", _t('FormFieldLabels.STARTROW', "STARTROW")), "sorting");


Example code of de.yml:
STARTROW: "Start at ..."


The NumericField is rendered, but the label is "STARTROW", instead it should be "Start at ..." Another problem is, that the values of the formfields donĀ“t find their way to the database, but I already posted this in another topic (

Any idea could help!