function hook_entity_prepare_view

7.x system.api.php hook_entity_prepare_view($entities, $type, $langcode)

Act on entities as they are being prepared for view.

Allows you to operate on multiple entities as they are being prepared for view. Only use this if attaching the data during the entity_load() phase is not appropriate, for example when attaching other 'entity' style objects.


$entities: The entities keyed by entity ID.

$type: The type of entities being loaded (i.e. node, user, comment).

$langcode: The language to display the entity in.

Related topics

3 invocations of hook_entity_prepare_view()
entity_prepare_view in drupal/includes/
Invoke hook_entity_prepare_view().
field_attach_prepare_view in drupal/modules/field/
Prepare field data prior to display.
field_view_field in drupal/modules/field/field.module
Returns a renderable array for the value of a single field in an entity.


drupal/modules/system/system.api.php, line 547
Hooks provided by Drupal core and the System module.


function hook_entity_prepare_view($entities, $type, $langcode) {
  // Load a specific node into the user object for later theming.
  if ($type == 'user') {
    $nodes = mymodule_get_user_nodes(array_keys($entities));
    foreach ($entities as $uid => $entity) {
      $entity->user_node = $nodes[$uid];