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[2.2+]hidden field not display in case of nested forms #6760

clotairer opened this Issue Jan 16, 2013 · 1 comment

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My case is :

A nested form with a contactType (with an entity Contact) with a sub type UserType (with an associated entity User)

  class ContactType extends AbstractType
    public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options)

        $builder->addEventListener(FormEvents::PRE_BIND, function(FormEvent $event) use ($builder) {
            $data = $event->getData();
            if (isset($data['xxxxxxx'])) {
                $event->getForm()->add($builder->getFormFactory()->createNamed('user', new UserType(), null, array('required' => true, 'label' => ' ')));
                $event->getForm()->add($builder->getFormFactory()->createNamed('comment', 'textarea', null, array('required' => false, 'label' => 'Comment')));

A form UserType :

  class UserType extends AbstractType
        $builder->add('firstname', 'text', array('label'  => 'Firstname', 'required' => true));
        $builder->add('lastname', 'text', array('label'  => 'Lastname', 'required' => true));
        $builder->add('timezone', 'hidden', array('data' => 'Europe/France',));

When I display the contact form, the value of input hidden html tag is empty.
If I change the construction of the contact form without addEventListener like :

        $builder->add('comment', 'textarea');
        $builder->add('user', new UserType(false));

The attribute value is displayed.

I've not found others similar issues in this bug list. Can you help me and confirm me if it's a bug ?

Many thank's !

@jakzal jakzal added a commit to jakzal/symfony-standard that referenced this issue Dec 29, 2013
@jakzal jakzal Reproduced symfony/symfony#6760. 8ebfda7
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jakzal commented Dec 29, 2013

@clotairer thanks for taking your time to report this issue.

I tried to reproduce it and it seems to be fixed already. See for steps I took.

In my example, here's what happens:

  • form is rendered with the submit button only, on a first request
  • after submitting the form, PRE_SUBMIT event (previously called PRE_BIND) is fired, your listener kicks in and as a result additional fields are rendered in the template
  • hidden field doesn't have a value since it wasn't submitted. Non submitted field values are set to empty by default.

Remember that PRE_SUBMIT event happens before the form value are submitted, so it won't be fired when you build the form on the first request (unless that's a submit request).

If you're still experiencing this issue, please reopen it and try reproducing on a standard edition fork (like I did).

@jakzal jakzal closed this Dec 29, 2013
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