[development] php and js in a programmatic block

Steve Ringwood nevets at tds.net
Sun Nov 28 16:02:26 UTC 2010


     You still want to drupal_add_js(),   but instead of one call you want two.

     The first is to add your mymodule.js

     The second is to do something like

   $settings = array(
     'MyModule' => array(
         'value1' => 'some value',
         'value2' => 'some other value'

   drupal_add_js( $settings, 'setting' );

   You also need to modify mymodule.js to use the values something like

         var settings = Drupal.settings.MyModule;
         // Now you can use
        // settings.value1 and settings.value2

    (of course you need to change MyModule to your actual module name and I would suggest more meaningful names than value1 and value2)


On 11/28/2010 9:43 AM, jeff at ayendesigns.com wrote:
> Nothing confuses me faster than mixing php and js (and especially escaping the quotes). In this case, my confusion is the concept and not the gobblygook.
> I have a module invoking hook_block, and a function that creates and returns the block content. In this function I invoke drupal_add_js to gather the contents of ./mymodule.js
> So far so good. However, the js needs to be dynamic...there are two function values that need to be embedded in it. I'm thinking that with this being the case, drupal_add_js might not be the way to go (back to escaping quotes), but wanted to poll first for best practice, since I'll be contributing this module.
> Thanks,
> Jeff

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