Form Widget Get field label

I have the following code:

show_game = forms.ChoiceField(widget=forms.RadioSelect(attrs={
    'class':'col-8',
}), choices=YES_NO_CHOICES,label='Show game?')

how can I get the label already set in the ModelForm field called show_game? this is my custom template for a custom widget I’m using:

<div class="row mb-3">
    <label class="col-md-4 control-label">{{widget.label}}</label>
</div>

I tried the code above and a bunch of variations but I still can’t get the label for the field. Note: I’m not getting the field from the YES_NO_CHOICES. I was only able to fetch the label if I place it in widget.attrs.label but it won’t make sense since I added a label already.

Let’s look at your field defintion:

I’m going to reformat this to make it a little more clear:

show_game = forms.ChoiceField(
    widget=forms.RadioSelect( attrs={'class':'col-8',} ),
    choices=YES_NO_CHOICES,
    label='Show game?'
)

By separating each parameter to it’s own line, you can more easily see that label is an attribute on the field and not on the widget.

You should be able to reference the label as field.label within the context of rendering the field.

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Hm. Still new. So I could understand that field.label is to be used, as I’ve seen threads about it…

<label class="col-md-4 control-label">{{field.label}}</label>

I updated line 2 of the custom html for my widget like before. But, I still don’t see the label. If it helps, I declared the field in my .html page like so:

    </div>
    {{gameInfoForm.show_game}}
</fieldset>

What am I doing wrong? :sweat_smile:

It’s not visible nor available within the widget, because the label is not part of the widget. It’s part of the field.
For example, if I copy the HTML rendered for a simple field in a form, I see:

<div class="fieldWrapper">
  <label for="id_name">Name:</label> 
  <input type="text" name="name" required="" id="id_name">
</div>

The widget renders the <input ...> element. The rest of that is rendered by the field.