[development] Table hook idea

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Thu Nov 8 01:34:52 UTC 2007

Thats great stuff, Gordon. Lets definately get this in early during D7
so we can use it everywhere ... #pre_render is the mechanism for
modules to add columns? seems reasonable to me.

On 11/7/07, Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> Once drupal 6 is out I am going to be continuing my development of
> merging theme(table) to the formapi. I have gotten the #pre_render into
> the formapi so that we can generate the table from a drupal_render().
> This means that the rendering of tables is moved into the form creation
> which will simplify a lot of the admin pages in that they will not need
> a theme() to create the page.
> In e-Commerce I have a few use cases where I would like to be able to
> alter the output of tables to include additional rows and columns, as
> well as extending the information in cells.
> One requested item is to be able to add shipping messages to
> transactions. This is easy enough, but then getting this information out
> is quite hard in that besides the invoice display, there is no where
> without altering core ec code to add it. With this I can add an
> additional row and display the message on the transaction search page.
> Here is my proof of concept.
> http://cvs.drupal.org/viewvc.py/drupal/contributions/sandbox/gordon/table_test/
> It is written for Drupal 5, which is how I worked out that I needed the
> #pre_render to be able to build a table.
> Gordon.
> Sean Robertson wrote:
> > Got any examples of specific use cases?
> >
> >
> >
> > Mike Cantelon wrote:
> >> Is there any interest in adding hook support to table rows and cells to
> >> allow on-the-fly modification of table data by modules? Something like
> >> "table_alter($headers, $rows)" and/or "row_alter" and "cell_alter".
> >> Seems to me this would be easy to do by adding support for an "id" key
> >> for tables, rows, and/or cells so if the id is set the hook is invoked
> >> in other modules.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Mike
> >>
> >

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