Laravel — P67: HTML Attribute Directives in Blade

Dino Cajic
Geek Culture
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4 min readMar 15


HTML Attribute Directive in Blade

In the last article we covered the @class and @style directives to implement conditional styling in Blade. But, there are other HTML attribute directives that are present in Blade that we can utilize:

  • @checked directive
  • @selected directive
  • @disabled directive
  • @readonly directive
  • @required directive

@checked directive

With the @checked directive, the radio button or checkbox will be checked if the condition is truthy.

Route::get('/directive-test', function () {
return view('html-directives.index', ['isActiveVar' => true]);

The $isActiveVar variable is set to true and passed to the html-directives.index Blade file.

<label for="isActive">Is Active?</label>
<input type="checkbox"
@checked( old('isActive', $isActiveVar) ) />

Inside the Blade file, the @checked directive accepts an argument that will be truthy. In this scenario, we pass the old() function that will preserve the state once the form is refreshed. The name of the checkbox is isActive, which is why we pass isActive into old(). If it’s a brand new connection to the form, we simply use the value of $isActiveVar. This is the code that it generates.

<label for="isActive">Is Active?</label>
<input type=”checkbox” id=”isActive” name=”isActive” value=”isActive” checked=””>

To see it without the old(), we simply pass the variable directly from the route.

<label for="isActiveTwo">Is Active Two?</label>
<input type="checkbox"
@checked( $isActiveVar ) />

@selected directive

Now that we have the fundamental understanding of how the @checked directive functions, the other ones should be a piece of cake.

<label for="car">Car Select</label>…



Dino Cajic
Geek Culture

Author of An Illustrative Introduction to Algorithms. IT Leader with a B.S. in Computer Science, a minor in Biology, and a passion for learning.

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