In a form with "vertical" layout I would like to have some field groups (label and input) aligned horizontally.
$form = $this->beginWidget('application.components.TbActiveForm', array( 'type' => 'vertical', … )); ?>
I have tried to achieve this by wrapping the field row in a DIV:
echo '<div class="form-horizontal">'; echo $form->textFieldRow($model, 'attribute'); echo '</div>';
This did not work however, because the bootstrap CSS rules for the horizontal layout take into account the various control selectors (e.g. "control-label").
When comparing TbInputHorizontal.php and TbInputVertical.php I have noticed that they are very similar, but a major difference is the handling of these control classes.
I have now copied TbInputHorizontal.php to TbInputVertical.php (and adjusted the PHP class name) and it appears to work as expected.
I have not tested/looked at TbInputInline (which extends / is based on TbInputVertical).
So I suggest adding the "controls", "control-label" and "control-group" classes also to TbInputVertical fields, and it might make sense to re-factor these classes into a single one.
Apart from that, is there a better method currently available to switch label/field layouts in a single form?
btw: there is also a difference in handling $attribute with the checkBox and radioButton ($this->attribute vs. $attribute).