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Method to get the fields in a group.

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getFields($group= '_default', $formControl= '_default', $groupControl= '_default')
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$group '_default' $group The form field group.
$formControl '_default' $formControl The optional form control. Set to false to disable.
$groupControl '_default' $groupControl The optional group control. Set to false to disable.


array Associative array of rendered Form Field object by field name

Defined in[edit]



jimport( 'joomla.form.form' );

Source Body[edit]

public function getFields($group = '_default', $formControl = '_default', $groupControl = '_default')
        $results = array();

        // Check the form control.
        if ($formControl == '_default') {
                $formControl = $this->_options['array'];

        // Check the group control.
        if ($groupControl == '_default'&& isset($this->_fieldsets[$group])) {
                $array = $this->_fieldsets[$group]['array'];
                if ($array === true) {
                        if(isset($this->_fieldsets[$group]['parent'])) {
                                $groupControl = $this->_fieldsets[$group]['parent'];
                        } else {
                                $groupControl = $group;
                } else {
                        $groupControl = $array;

        // Set the prefix
        $prefix = $this->_options['prefix'];

        // Check if the group exists.
        if (isset($this->_groups[$group])) {
                // Get the fields in the group.
                foreach ($this->_groups[$group] as $name => $node) {
                        // Get the field info.
                        $type   = (string)$node->attributes()->type;
                        $value  = (isset($this->_data[$group]) && array_key_exists($name, $this->_data[$group]) && ($this->_data[$group][$name] !== null)) ? $this->_data[$group][$name] : $node->attributes()->default;

                        // Load the field.
                        $field = &$this->loadFieldType($type);

                        // If the field could not be loaded, get a text field.
                        if ($field === false) {
                                $field = &$this->loadFieldType('text');

                        // Render the field.
                        $results[$name] = $field->render($node, $value, $formControl, $groupControl, $prefix);

        return $results;

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Code Examples[edit]