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How do I add a xen:options drop down to a template?

AndyB

Well-known member
#1
I have the following template:

Code:
<div class="formOverlay">
    <xen:title>{xen:phrase add_thread_to_calendar}</xen:title>
    <form action="{xen:link 'threads/calendar-add-save', $thread}" method="post" class="xenForm AutoValidator" data-redirect="on">
        <dl class="ctrlUnit submitUnit">
       
            <xen:selectunit label="{xen:phrase user_group}:" name="user_group_id" value="{$user.user_group_id}">
                <xen:options source="$userGroups" />
                <xen:explain>{xen:raw $_userChangesHtml}</xen:explain>
            </xen:selectunit>  
       
            <dd><input type="submit" value="Submit" class="button primary" accesskey="s" /></dd>
        </dl>
        <input type="hidden" name="_xfToken" value="{$visitor.csrf_token_page}" />
    </form>
</div>
When I try to save the template I get the following error:

The following templates contained errors and were not saved: andy_calendar_add: 1) andy_calendar_add - Line 6: Unknown tag: selectunit
My goal is to be able to display a drop down that allows the user to select a month, so the list would contain Jan, Feb, Mar etc..
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
<xen:selectunit> and many other tags are available only in Admin templates.

Anywhere else you need to use good old fashioned HTML.

Many examples of the typical structure in account templates.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#3
Thank you, Chris. That was exactly the information I needed!

I added the following to my code and and it displayed a select drop down.

Code:
<div class="formOverlay">
    <xen:title>{xen:phrase add_thread_to_calendar}</xen:title>
    <form action="{xen:link 'threads/calendar-add-save', $thread}" method="post" class="xenForm AutoValidator" data-redirect="on">
        <dl class="ctrlUnit submitUnit">
       
            <li><label for="ctrl_allow_send_personal_conversation_enable"><input type="checkbox" name="allow_send_personal_conversation_enable" value="1" id="ctrl_allow_send_personal_conversation_enable" class="Disabler OptOut" {xen:checked "{$visitor.allow_send_personal_conversation} != 'none' "} />
                {xen:phrase accept_conversations_from}...</label>
                <ul id="ctrl_allow_send_personal_conversation_enable_Disabler">
                    <li>
                        <select name="allow_send_personal_conversation" class="textCtrl autoSize" id="ctrl_allow_send_personal_conversation">
                            <xen:comment><option value="everyone" {xen:selected "{$visitor.allow_send_personal_conversation} == 'everyone' "} disabled="disabled">{xen:phrase all_visitors}</option></xen:comment>
                            <option value="members"  {xen:selected "{$visitor.allow_send_personal_conversation} == 'members'  "}>{xen:phrase members_only}</option>
                            <option value="followed" {xen:selected "{$visitor.allow_send_personal_conversation} == 'followed' "}>{xen:phrase people_you_follow_only}</option>
                        </select>
                    </li>
                </ul>
            </li> 
       
            <dd><input type="submit" value="Submit" class="button primary" accesskey="s" /></dd>
        </dl>
        <input type="hidden" name="_xfToken" value="{$visitor.csrf_token_page}" />
    </form>
</div>
 
Last edited:

AndyB

Well-known member
#4
I'm getting closer.

Code:
<div class="formOverlay">
    <xen:title>{xen:phrase add_thread_to_calendar}</xen:title>
    <form action="{xen:link 'threads/calendar-add-save', $thread}" method="post" class="xenForm AutoValidator" data-redirect="on">
        <dl class="ctrlUnit submitUnit">
        
            <li>
                <ul>
                    <select name="month" class="textCtrl autoSize" id="month">
                        <option value="Jan" {xen:selected "{$visitor.month} == 'Jan' "}>Jan</option>
                        <option value="Feb" {xen:selected "{$visitor.month} == 'Feb' "}>Feb</option>
                    </select>
                </ul>
            </li>  
        
            <dd><input type="submit" value="Submit" class="button primary" accesskey="s" /></dd>
        </dl>
        <input type="hidden" name="_xfToken" value="{$visitor.csrf_token_page}" />
    </form>
</div>
 
Last edited:

AndyB

Well-known member
#5
Here's the code that works. This code allows me to select the month, day and year.

Code:
<div class="formOverlay">
    <xen:title>{xen:phrase add_thread_to_calendar}</xen:title>
    <form action="{xen:link 'threads/calendar-add-save', $thread}" method="post" class="xenForm AutoValidator" data-redirect="on">
        <dl class="ctrlUnit submitUnit">
            <li>
                <ul>
                    <select name="month" class="textCtrl autoSize" id="month">
                        <option value="01">Jan</option>
                        <option value="02">Feb</option>
                        <option value="03">Mar</option>
                        <option value="04">Apr</option>
                        <option value="05">May</option>
                        <option value="06">Jun</option>
                        <option value="07">Jul</option>
                        <option value="08">Aug</option>
                        <option value="09">Sep</option>
                        <option value="10">Oct</option>
                        <option value="11">Nov</option>
                        <option value="12">Dec</option>
                    </select>
                </ul>
                <ul>
                    <select name="day" class="textCtrl autoSize" id="day">
                        <option value="01">01</option>
                        <option value="02">02</option>
                        <option value="03">03</option>
                        <option value="04">04</option>
                        <option value="05">05</option>
                        <option value="06">06</option>
                        <option value="07">07</option>
                        <option value="08">08</option>
                        <option value="09">09</option>
                        <option value="10">10</option>
                        <option value="11">11</option>
                        <option value="12">12</option>
                        <option value="13">13</option>
                        <option value="14">14</option>
                        <option value="15">15</option>
                        <option value="16">16</option>
                        <option value="17">17</option>
                        <option value="18">18</option>
                        <option value="19">19</option>
                        <option value="20">20</option>
                        <option value="21">21</option>
                        <option value="22">22</option>
                        <option value="23">23</option>
                        <option value="24">24</option>
                        <option value="25">25</option>
                        <option value="26">26</option>
                        <option value="27">27</option>
                        <option value="28">28</option>
                        <option value="29">29</option>
                        <option value="30">30</option>
                        <option value="31">31</option>
                    </select>
                </ul>
                <ul>
                    <select name="year" class="textCtrl autoSize" id="year">
                        <option value="2013">2013</option>
                    </select>
                </ul>
            </li>
            <dd><input type="submit" value="Submit" class="button primary" accesskey="s" /></dd>
        </dl>
        <input type="hidden" name="_xfToken" value="{$visitor.csrf_token_page}" />
    </form>
</div>