[development] Taxonomy Selection and the new 4.7 Forms API

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Fri Dec 30 03:01:08 UTC 2005

Raven Brooks wrote:
> All,
> I posted a forum topic on this the other day but I thought I'd try  this 
> route too.  I'm in the process of upgrading several modules to  the new 
> 4.7 forms API.  I noticed this http://drupal.org/node/36899  which 
> basically states you don't need to write code to invoke a  taxonomy 
> selection box any more, it is automatic.
> This seems to work out fine except I haven't found any way to control  
> the placement of the taxonomy section on the form.  Since you don't  
> invoke it yourself it doesn't seem to respond to my efforts to  control 
> where it is placed.
> Is this an oversight or is there some hidden tip I'm not aware of?   Any 
> help would be greatly appreciated.

You can control where on the form this is placed by creating a function 
theme_YOURFORMID($formid, $form_values) and placing your items as you like them. 
It's a bit of a pain but there are some advantages to the method (mostly being 
you get a lot more control.

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