function hook_view

Display a node.

This is a node-type-specific hook, which is invoked only for the node type being affected. See Node API hooks for more information.

Use hook_node_view() to respond to node view of all node types.

This hook is invoked during node viewing after the node is fully loaded, so that the node type module can define a custom method for display, or add to the default display.


$node: The node to be displayed, as returned by node_load().

$view_mode: View mode, e.g. 'full', 'teaser', ...

$langcode: (optional) A language code to use for rendering. Defaults to the global content language of the current request.

Return value

The passed $node parameter should be modified as necessary and returned so it can be properly presented. Nodes are prepared for display by assembling a structured array, formatted as in the Form API, in $node->content. As with Form API arrays, the #weight property can be used to control the relative positions of added elements. After this hook is invoked, node_view() calls field_attach_view() to add field views to $node->content, and then invokes hook_node_view() and hook_node_view_alter(), so if you want to affect the final view of the node, you might consider implementing one of these hooks instead.

Related topics

60 functions implement hook_view()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

aggregator_block_view in drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module
Implements hook_block_view().
aggregator_view in drupal/modules/aggregator/
Displays the aggregator administration page.
block_block_view in drupal/modules/block/block.module
Implements hook_block_view().
block_test_block_view in drupal/modules/block/tests/block_test.module
Implements hook_block_view().
blog_block_view in drupal/modules/blog/blog.module
Implements hook_block_view().

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drupal/modules/node/node.api.php, line 1314
Hooks provided by the Node module.


function hook_view($node, $view_mode, $langcode = NULL) {
  if ($view_mode == 'full' && node_is_page($node)) {
    $breadcrumb = array();
    $breadcrumb[] = l(t('Home'), NULL);
    $breadcrumb[] = l(t('Example'), 'example');
    $breadcrumb[] = l($node->field1, 'example/' . $node->field1);
  $node->content['myfield'] = array(
    '#markup' => theme('mymodule_myfield', $node->myfield),
    '#weight' => 1,
  return $node;