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Zend Framework 2: Select Optgroups

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On my project I’m currently working on I needed to use optgroups. After looking high and low through the documentation and the code I discovered the feature kind of worked, but kind of didn’t. I issued a pull request that fixed the code for the next release (2.0.1) but here’s the skinny on how to set it up.

When setting the valueOptions attribute of a SelectElement specify an array as follows for optgroup support.

    return array(
            array('label' => 'Jazz', 'options' =>
            array('label' => 'Rock', 'options' =>
                'Alternative Rock',
                'Folk Rock',
                'Garage Rock',
                'Hard Rock',
                'Heavy Metal'


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