The GF_Field_Select class extends the GF_Field class, also known as the Field Object. This class is responsible for determining how the Drop Down field is rendered when the form is displayed and how its value is handled during and after form submission. This class also handles the rendering of the Product, Product Option, Quantity, Shipping fields when they are a drop down.

Settings and Properties

Settings control what options are available to the admin user when configuring the field in the form editor. Gravity Forms includes many built-in settings such as Field Label, Field Description, Choices, Conditional Logic, etc. In addition to built-in settings, custom settings can also be developed. For more information on how to develop custom settings and how to associate settings to a field, visit the GF_Field page.

Properties contain the values specified by the settings and generally are part of the Field Object.

The properties may be retrieved by accessing the Field Object as follows:

//get the field
$field = GFFormsModel::get_field( $form, 1 );

//get the admin label
$admin_label = $field->adminLabel;


The following settings are available for the field:

  • admin_label_setting
    Controls whether the “Admin Field Label” setting appears.

  • choices_setting
    Determines whether the “Choices” setting displays. This section allows you to create different drop down selections and set associated values to each one. It also allows you to choose from a pre-defined set of data that may be used to create the items in the drop down. Without this section, the drop down selections are limited to “First Choice”, “Second Choice” and “Third Choice” and may not be changed in the editor.

  • conditional_logic_field_setting
    Controls whether the “Enable Conditional Logic” setting appears.

  • css_class_setting
    Controls whether the “Custom CSS Class” setting displays. This allows a custom css to be used for the field.

  • default_value_setting
    Controls whether the “Default Values” section displays. This allows a value to be set for the field.

  • description_setting
    Controls whether the “Description” setting appears. This allows a description for the field to be displayed.

  • duplicate_setting
    Controls whether the “No Duplicates” setting displays within the “Rules” section. This controls whether the same value may exist more than once in the database. The “Rules” setting must be active for this to display.

  • enable_enhanced_ui_setting
    Determines whether the “Enable enhanced user interface” setting displays. This setting allows the Chosen jquery script to be used to add search capability to the drop down.

  • error_message_setting
    Controls whether the “Custom Validation Message” setting which allows a custom message to be used appears.

  • label_setting
    Controls whether the “Field Label” setting which allows the label to be changed appears.

  • placeholder_setting
    Controls whether the “Placeholders” section appears. This allows placeholder text to display for the field.

  • prepopulate_field_setting
    Controls whether the “Allow field to be populated dynamically” setting appears.

  • rules_setting
    Controls whether the “Rules” settings section displays. The “Required” option shows when this is active.

  • size_setting
    Controls whether the “Field Size” setting displays. This controls the size of the input field for fields to which it applies. The sizes are “small”, “medium”, and “large”.

  • visibility_setting
    Controls whether the “Visibility” setting displays. The controls whether the option of visibility being for “Everyone” or “Admin Only” can be set.


Below is a listing of the properties inherited from the parent class and ones unique to the field.

  • adminLabel string

    The label to be used on admin pages instead of the label, useful for fields with long labels.

  • adminOnly boolean

    Determines whether the field is visible to the user submitting the form, or only visible in the admin.

  • allowsPrepopulate boolean

    Determines if the field values can be dynamically populated. Default is false.

  • choices array

    An array containing the the individual properties for each item in the drop down.

    • text string

      The text that is displayed for the drop down.

    • value string

      The value that is used for the drop down when the form is submitted.

    • isSelected boolean

      Indicates whether the drop down item is selected

    • price string

      Used when the drop down is a Product, Product Option or Shiping field and contains the item price.

    Below is an example of the output:

    $choices = array(
                   'text'       => 'First Choice',
                   'value'      => 'one',
                   'isSelected' => false,
                   'price'      => '$5.00' //only populated if a product, product option, shipping field
                   'text'       => 'Second Choice',
                   'value'      => 'two',
                   'isSelected' => true,
                   'price'      => ''
                   'text'       => 'Third Choice',
                   'value'      => 'three',
                   'isSelected' => false,
                   'price'      => ''

  • conditionalLogic array

    An associative array containing the conditional logic rules. See the Conditional Logic Object for more details.

  • cssClass string

    The custom CSS class or classes to be added to the input tag for the field.

  • defaultValue string

    The default value to be chosen in the drop down field. This must match to a value for one of the items.

  • description string

    The field description.

  • descriptionPlacement string

    The placement of the field description. The description may be placed “above” or “below” the field inputs. If the placement is not specified, then the description placement setting for the Form Layout is used.

  • enableChoiceValue boolean

    Indicates whether the “show values” option within the “Choices” section of the editor is checked.

  • enableEnhancedUI boolean

    Indicates whether the option to use the Chosen jquery script to add search capability to the drop down is checked.

  • enablePrice boolean

    This property is used when the drop down is a Product, Product Option, or Shipping field and will be set to true. If not associated with one of those fields, it is false.

  • errorMessage string

    The custom error message to be displayed if the field fails validation.

  • formId integer

    The form ID.

  • id integer

    The field ID.

  • inputName string

    The parameter name used when dynamically populating the field.

  • inputType string

    Used when the field has a sub-type. For instance, when the drop down is a Product, Product Option, Quantity, or Shipping field, then the “type” is set to product when a Product field, option when a Product Option field, quantity when a Quantity field, shipping when a Shipping field. The “inputType” is set to select. When the field is created, the type is initially set using the “type” property. If “inputType” is not empty, then the “inputType” is used to create the field instead.

  • isRequired boolean

    Marking the field as required will prevent the form from being submitted if the user does not enter a value. Default is false.

  • label string

    The field label that will be displayed on the form and on the admin pages.

  • noDuplicates boolean

    Determines if the value entered by the user may already exist in the database.

  • placeholder string

    Placeholder text to give the user a hint on how to fill out the field. This is not submitted with the form. This will be displayed as the first item in the drop down.

  • productField integer

    The id of the product field to which the drop down is associated. This is used when the drop down is an Option or Quantity field associated with a product.

  • size string

    Controls the width of the input field. The choices are “small”, “medium”, and “large”.

  • type string

    The field type. It is normally select, unless the drop down is a Product, Product Option, Quantity or Shipping field. The type is set to product when a Product Field, option when a Product Option field, quantity when a Quantity, shipping when a Shipping field. The “inputType” is set to select.

Source Code

The source code is located in includes/fields/class-gf-field-select.php in the Gravity Forms folder of your sites plugins directory.