[development] Capturing $form array of a specific content type

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Thu Oct 14 17:41:36 UTC 2010

There is no easy way to get this with Drupal.

If you're using CTools, you can use ctools_build_form with 'want form'
=> TRUE in the $form_state.

On 10/14/2010 10:31 AM, Sam Tresler wrote:
> Could be I am missing something easy here, but is there a standard way
> to get the $form array of a node/add/* right before it would be
> rendered.  Basically, I want it after all the hook_form_alters ave
> happened, but I want the array, not the html drupal_render generates?
> I'm working on a custom form that I want to potentially create several
> nodes.  I could just manually create the same fields and then deal with
> the submit, but it seems to me that they must already exist *exactly*
> how I want them anyway.   Currently I have the following:
> function my_form($form, &$form_state) {
>   $my_form = array();
>   // Some fields added to $my_form...
>   $fake_node->type = 'my_content_type';
>   $node_form = node_form(&$form_state, $fake_node);
>   $form = array_merge($node_form, $form);
>   //More fields added to $my_form...
>   return $form;
> }
> However, that just gives me the standard node fields, not the CCK fields
> that exist in my_content_type.
> Thanks in advance if anyone can help.
> Sam Tresler
> 646-246-8403

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