[development] hook_form

Brian Vuyk brian at brianvuyk.com
Mon Jul 27 19:34:06 UTC 2009


Would an autocomplete textfield work in your situation?

Basically, when text is entered in the textfield, it triggers a function 
which takes the text and returns a list of results the user can select 
from. In your case, they user could type the textfields into the 
textbox, and the autocomplete function could return a list of URLs the 
user can select from.

There's a quick set of instructions on autocomplete fields at 
http://drupal.org/node/208424#comment-686252. You can get more info by 
searching drupal.org.

Brian Vuyk
Web Design & Development
T: 613-534-2916
brian at brianvuyk.com | http://www.brianvuyk.com

Ole Kerpel wrote:
> Hi all,
> not very familiar with Drupal development, but I'm working my way 
> through Pro Drupal Development which helps a lot.
> I was wondering how I could implement the hook_form, in order to 
> create a form within the Drupal generated form.
> Can I add php in the <mymodule>_form or does Drupal offer ways here?
> Here is my case. I am creating a module that stores nodes with several 
> textfields. One of the fields is mandatory and should contain a url. 
> The user must be able to search for the urls by posting keywords to an 
> web service. When the result comes back the user must be able to 
> select a url which is then stored in the right field. after that, the 
> user is able to add some text and then submit the form the Drupal way.
> Any help is welcome, thanks advance for the trouble taken.
> Ole Kerpel
> Developer
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> 1000 CD Amsterdam
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> E: oke at iisg.nl
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