Controlgroups are used to visually group a set of buttons to form a single block that looks contained like a navigation component.
To have a controlgroup with a vertical layout, add
data-direction="vertical" to the container.
You can supply pre-rendered markup for any controlgroup to save startup time. The example below illustrates the markup you have to provide for a pre-rendered controlgroup. Note that the widgets inside the controlgroup need not necessarily be pre-rendered.
While textinputs are not officially supported by the controlgroup they can be made to work with some simple CSS and script.
To make this work you will need to add one CSS rule and a simple controlgroup extension which uses textinput's
ui-textinput class key to allow the controlgroup widget to set the corner classes on the textinput wrapper.