function hook_field_widget_WIDGET_TYPE_form_alter

Alter widget forms for a specific widget provided by another module.

Modules can implement hook_field_widget_WIDGET_TYPE_form_alter() to modify a specific widget form, rather than using hook_field_widget_form_alter() and checking the widget type.


$element: The field widget form element as constructed by hook_field_widget_form().

$form_state: An associative array containing the current state of the form.

$context: An associative array containing the following key-value pairs, matching the arguments received by hook_field_widget_form():

  • "form": The form structure where widgets are being attached to. This might be a full form structure, or a sub-element of a larger form.
  • "field": The field structure.
  • "instance": The field instance structure.
  • "langcode": The language associated with $items.
  • "items": Array of default values for this field.
  • "delta": The order of this item in the array of subelements (0, 1, 2, etc).

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drupal/modules/field/field.api.php, line 956
Hooks provided by the Field module.


function hook_field_widget_WIDGET_TYPE_form_alter(&$element, &$form_state, $context) {

  // Code here will only act on widgets of type WIDGET_TYPE.  For example,
  // hook_field_widget_mymodule_autocomplete_form_alter() will only act on
  // widgets of type 'mymodule_autocomplete'.
  $element['#autocomplete_path'] = 'mymodule/autocomplete_path';