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HTML_QuickForm::addElement() -- Adds an element into the form


require_once 'HTML/QuickForm.php';

object &HTML_QuickForm::addElement (mixed $element)


Adds an element into the form. If $element is a string representing an element type, then this method accepts variable number of parameters, their meaning and count depending on element type.

Parameters starting from second will be passed to the element's constructor, consult the docs for the appropriate element to find out which parameters to pass.


mixed $element

element object or type of element to add (text, textarea, file...)

Return value

return reference to added element


Table 47-1. Possible PEAR_Error values

Error codeError messageReasonSolution
QUICKFORM_UNREGISTERED_ELEMENTElement '$element' does not exist in HTML_QuickForm::_loadElement()Tried to add an element of unknown typeCheck the type name spelling or use HTML_QuickForm::registerElementType()
QUICKFORM_INVALID_ELEMENT_NAMEElement 'elementName' already exists in HTML_QuickForm::addElement()Tried to add an element having a name of an existing element, but of different typeChoose a different name for an element


since 1.0

This function can not be called statically.

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