function ajax_command_replace

Creates a Drupal Ajax 'insert/replaceWith' command.

The 'insert/replaceWith' command instructs the client to use jQuery's replaceWith() method to replace each element matched matched by the given selector with the given HTML.

This command is implemented by Drupal.ajax.prototype.commands.insert() defined in misc/ajax.js.


$selector: A jQuery selector string. If the command is a response to a request from an #ajax form element then this value can be NULL.

$html: The data to use with the jQuery replaceWith() method.

$settings: An optional array of settings that will be used for this command only.

Return value

An array suitable for use with the ajax_render() function.

See jQuery replaceWith command

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4 calls to ajax_command_replace()
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drupal/core/includes/, line 766
Functions for use with Drupal's Ajax framework.


function ajax_command_replace($selector, $html, $settings = NULL) {
  return array(
    'command' => 'insert',
    'method' => 'replaceWith',
    'selector' => $selector,
    'data' => $html,
    'settings' => $settings,