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Use Drupal Form API to disable one of the items in an #options array()

For Drupal elements like checkboxes or radios we provide the options for these lists via a array which as per Drupal docs has to be a simple key value pair.

For the element checkboxes or radios, if you do #disabled, it will disable all the items from the options array(). 

What if you want to disable only one of the checkboxes or have a class on ony one of the radio element ?? Javascript ? or a crude element_process() ?

There is actually a a very neat and clean way (and largely undocumented it seems),

<?php $form['myboxes'] = array( '#type' => 'checkboxes', '#options' => array( 'foo' => t('Foo'), 'bar' => t('Bar'), 'baz' => t('Baz'), ), ); $form['myboxes']['foo'] = array( '#attributes' => array('class' => array('ok')), ); $form['myboxes']['bar'] = array( '#disabled' => TRUE, ); ?>

 

 

on 22 Oct 2014 by
Swarad Mokal
Solutions Architect, Sr. Drupal Developer, Team Lead

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