HTML Component for Orchestra Platform

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v3.1.3 2015-07-06 08:07 UTC


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>

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');