Using laminas form in standalone project

Hi there,

I’m trying to use the laminas form component in a custom project but I’m having a few issues and I’m not sure if the component can be used in standalone projects.

Following the documentation, I created a sample form

class ContactForm extends Form
    public function __construct()
            'name' => 'name',
            'options' => [
                'label' => 'Your name',
            'type'  => 'Text',
            'type' => Element\Email::class,
            'name' => 'email',
            'options' => [
                'label' => 'Your email address',
            'name' => 'send',
            'type'  => 'Submit',
            'attributes' => [
                'value' => 'Submit',

Which I then render like this:

use Laminas\Form\View\Helper\Form as HelperForm;

$form = new ContactForm();


$form->setAttribute('action', '#');

$form->setAttribute('method', 'post');

$fHelper = new HelperForm( $form );
$fHelper->render( $form );

This is the first error I get

Class 'Laminas\I18n\View\Helper\AbstractTranslatorHelper' not found

So I’ve gone ahead and ran

composer require laminas/laminas-i18n

Is it possible to avoid using the i18n library if I don’t need it?

After loading the i18n library, the form gives me this error

Class 'Laminas\View\Helper\AbstractHelper' not found

So I’ve done

composer require laminas/laminas-view

Ultimately the forms gives me this error:

Call to a member function formRow() on null in laminas/laminas-form/src/View/Helper/Form.php on line *74*

And now I’m stuck, any ideas how to solve this?

Short example:

// Init form
$form = new ContactForm();
$form->setAttribute('action', '…');

// Render form
/** @var Laminas\View\Renderer\PhpRenderer|Laminas\Form\View\HelperTrait $renderer */
$renderer = new Laminas\View\Renderer\PhpRenderer();
    (new Laminas\Form\ConfigProvider())->getViewHelperConfig()
echo $renderer->form($form);

(The Form helper calls the prepare method and post is default request method.)

Thanks a lot, it’s working :slight_smile:

I will add this to the documentation, as we have for other components: