Outputs an HTML hidden input field (<input type="hidden"> tag).

When used in conjunction with other Vae tags that generate HTML forms, the field will intelligently populate itself with data if data exists in the current working path that matches the path attribute for this input.

Required Attributes

  • path - the path to the Vae item this input pertains to. Uses VaeQL syntax. If provided, the name parameter will be set to this as well, and the value will be retrieved from this path.


  • name - request parameter name that the input value will be assigned to.

Optional Attributes

  • None.

Since this tag generates an HTML <input> tag, you may also use any standard HTML attributes that are valid in the <input> tag. These will be passed through unchanged into the generated tag.


This tag is usually self-closed.

Sample Usage

<v:formmail to="[email protected]">
  <v:hidden_field name="from" value="Contact Page" />
  <input type="submit" />