$element->setValue() -- Utility function to set or store values from common tag types.


This is used to set the values of form elements, results depend on the type of element

  • text,password inputs, buttons Fills in the value attribute

  • checkboxs / radio buttons adds a checked tag to the matching element

  • textarea fills in the text area content

  • checkbox with arrays adds checked to the matching elements

  • selects adds selected to the


  • $value The value to assign a form element, (use arrays for multiple selects or checkbox groups)


throws no exceptions thrown


This function can not be called statically.

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