[development] Interacting with Views Tabs via code

Sam Tresler sam at treslerdesigns.com
Mon Mar 29 20:47:59 UTC 2010

That works.  Thanks!

I weighted my module heavier, and added it at that juncture. I agree  
creating the parent_item in a module may be cleaner, but as the tab I  
need won't be the default I thought that might get needlessly  
difficult.  I might, in the near future, move the view to code, move  
all the tabs to a hook_menu and call the view specifically there, so I  
can not need to implement the menu_alter, but for now this works.

Cheers, Sam

On Mar 29, 2010, at 2:34 PM, larry at garfieldtech.com wrote:

> Views does all of its menu manipulation in hook_menu_alter already,  
> so if your hook_menu_alter runs first then the views additions won't  
> be there.  Try setting your module weight to heavier than views.
> Alternatively, create your page first using hook_menu as the default  
> tab and then tweak the view to just add tabs to the page you already  
> created.  That may be the cleaner approach.
> --Larry Garfield
> On 3/29/10 10:58 AM, Sam Tresler wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Not sure if this is the best place, but I've come across an  
>> interesting
>> problem and I'm not certain how to proceed. I have a 3 tabbed view  
>> (you
>> can actually see the live version here:
>> http://livestrongaction.org/featured_dedications). I want to add a  
>> 4th
>> tab, and thought this would be simply adding a custom module with
>> hook_menu and a MENU_LOCAL_TASK. However, it appears that views is  
>> doing
>> something that prevents hook_menu from interacting there. I next  
>> thought
>> I would try hook_menu_alter, but I can't see the three tabs being
>> rendered in the &$items array passed into that hook.
>> Now, I could just intercept this at the theme level and add what I
>> needed, but that seems kludgy. I'm tempted to move the entire view  
>> into
>> code, but not sure how that would necessarily help this situtation. I
>> may ask on IRC< or the views support queue, but thought this list  
>> may be
>> able to give me a few leads.
>> Any idea how to get a menu tab to render on a tabbed view? Hope I'm  
>> not
>> missing something obvious. Thanks in advance.
>> -Sam Tresler

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