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Hi all, 

Hope for a helpful hint and thank you in advance. 

I am trying to create a form in the frontend with custom markup for the form and the fields. Its all fine, except that I cant find out

1. how to remove the empty "<option></option>" choice and

2. I was wandering if there is a smarter way of making one of the options "selected" in page field using select inputfield. 

Here is my code:

$newPage = new Page();
$newPage->template = 'my_weather';

$field = $fields->get('temp_units');
$inputfield = $field->getInputfield($newPage);
$select = $inputfield->getInputfield();
$options = $select->getOptions();
foreach ($options as $key => $val){
foreach ($options as $key => $val){
      $attr = ($val == 'kg') ? array('selected' => 'selected') : null; 
      $select->addOption($key, $val, $attr);

echo $select->render();

Of course, I could skip render() and output my markup with the options above instead, but it is a quite large form and I prefer to know if this is the right way of getting things done with the API. 


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You may want to set $select->required = true; so that there isn't an unselected option. Rather than removing all the options and adding them back, you should just be able to set the 'value' attribute to whatever you want the selected option to be:

$select->attr('value', $selected_page_id); 

Note that "kg" is your label rather than the value, so you are going to know the ID of the page with name/title "kg" in order to make it selected. 

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