HTML_QuickForm::insertElementBefore() – Inserts a new element right before the other element


require_once 'HTML/QuickForm.php';

object &HTML_QuickForm::insertElementBefore ( object &$element , string $nameAfter )


Inserts a new element right before the other element.

It is not possible to check whether the $element is already added to the form, therefore if you want to move the existing form element to a new position, you'll have to use removeElement():

->insertElementBefore($form->removeElement('foo'false), 'bar');


object &$element

Element to insert (instance of HTML_QuickForm_element)

string $nameAfter

Name of the element before which the new one is inserted

Return value

return reference to inserted element.


Possible PEAR_Error values
Error code Error message Reason Solution
QUICKFORM_INVALID_ELEMENT_NAME Several elements named $nameAfter exist in HTML_QuickForm::insertElementBefore() Several elements named $nameAfter (e.g.: radios) exist in the form. The method does not handle this case. Insert before some other element. Consider adding a dummy element with a unique name.
QUICKFORM_INVALID_ELEMENT_NAME Element '$elementName' already exists in HTML_QuickForm::insertElementBefore() Element exists with the same name as $element but of different type Give some other name to the inserted element.
QUICKFORM_NONEXIST_ELEMENT Element $nameAfter does not exist in HTML_QuickForm::insertElementBefore() Tried to insert before a non-existant element Check the element's name spelling


since 3.2.4

This function can not be called statically.

Returns registered element types (Previous) Tells whether a result is an error (Next)
Last updated: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 — Download Documentation
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