HTML Component for Orchestra Platform

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HTML Component extends the functionality of Illuminate\Html with the extra functionality to including a chainable Form and Table builder. These set of functionality are the backbone in allowing extensions in Orchestra Platform to attach action to any existing form or table.

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Version Compatibility

Laravel HTML 4.0.x 2.0.x 4.1.x 2.1.x 4.2.x 2.2.x 5.0.x 3.0.x 5.1.x 3.1.x 5.2.x 3.2.x@dev


To install through composer, simply put the following in your composer.json file:

    "require": {
        "orchestra/html": "~3.0"

And then run composer install from the terminal.

Quick Installation

Above installation can also be simplify by using the following command:

composer require "orchestra/html=~3.0"


Next add the service provider in config/app.php.

'providers' => [

    // ...



You might want to add the following to class aliases in config/app.php:

'aliases' => [

    // ...

    'Form' => Orchestra\Support\Facades\Form::class,
    'HTML' => Orchestra\Support\Facades\HTML::class,
    'Table' => Orchestra\Support\Facades\Table::class,


Orchestra\Html\HtmlBuilder is a small improvement from Illuminate\Html\HtmlBuilder.

Advise to use this only when manipulating HTML outside of view, otherwise it's better (and faster) to use html.

Create HTML

Create a HTML tag from within your libraries/extension using following code:

return HTML::create('p', 'Some awesome information');

Will return <p>Some awesome information</p>.

You can customize the HTML attibutes by adding third parameter.

return HTML::create('p', 'Another awesomeness', ['id' => 'foo']);

Will return <p id="foo">Another awesomeness</p>.

Raw HTML Entities

Mark a string to be excluded from being escaped.

return HTML::link('foo', HTML::raw('<img src="foo.jpg">'));

Will return <a href="foo"><img src="foo.jpg"></a>.

This also can be dynamically done via.

return HTML::link('foo', HTML::image('foo.jpg'));

Decorate HTML

Decorate method allow developer to define HTML attributes collection as HTML::attributes method, with the addition of including default attributes array as second parameter.

return HTML::decorate(['class' => 'foo'], ['id' => 'foo', 'class' => 'span5']);

Will return array('class' => 'foo span5', 'id' => 'foo');.

It also support replacement of default attributes if such requirement is needed.

return HTML::decorate(['class' => 'foo !span5'], ['class' => 'bar span5']);

Will return array('class' => 'foo bar');, note that span5 is excluded when we give !span5 in the first parameter.


Creating forms couldn't be any easier using Orchestra's HTML package. Let's get started.

Creating a new Form

To create a new form, use the Form::of() method. The first parameter is simply a string to define what the form is for:

return Form::of('users');
Adding Fields

To add fields to our form, we'll pass in a closure into the second parameter, and call the fieldset() method off of the injected FormGrid. Here's an example:

return Form::of('users', function ($form) {
    $form->fieldset(function ($fieldset) {
        $form->control('input:text', 'username');
        $form->control('input:email', 'email');
        $form->control('input:password', 'password');
Available Fields
// A text field
$form->control('input:text', 'name');

// A password field
$form->control('input:password', 'name');

// A file field
$fieldset->control('input:file', 'name');

// A textarea filed
$form->control('textarea', 'name');

// A select field
$form->control('select', 'name')
    ->options(['one', 'two', 'three']);
Adding Labels to Fields

To add a label onto a form control, use the method label():

$form->fieldset(function ($fieldset) {
    $form->control('input:text', 'username')

    $form->control('input:email', 'email')

    $form->control('input:password', 'password')
Adding Default Values to Fields

To add a default value to the field, use the method value() on the form control:

$form->fieldset(function ($fieldset) {
    $form->control('input:text', 'username')

    $form->control('input:email', 'email')

    $form->control('input:password', 'password')
Changing the submit button label

To change the submit button label, modify the FormGrid property submit like so:

return Form::of('users', function ($form) {
    // The form submit button label
    $form->submit = 'Save';

    $form->fieldset(function ($fieldset) {
        $form->control('input:text', 'username');
        $form->control('input:email', 'email');
        $form->control('input:password', 'password');
Displaying your form

To display your form, simply display it in your view with unescaped blade tags:

public function index()
    $form = Form::of('users', function ($form) {
        $form->fieldset(function ($fieldset) {
            $form->control('input:text', 'username');
            $form->control('input:email', 'email');
            $form->control('input:password', 'password');

    return view('index', compact('form'));
// In index.blade.php

{!! $form !!}