1 form.inc backdrop_get_form($form_id)

Returns a renderable form array for a given form ID.

This function should be used instead of backdrop_build_form() when $form_state is not needed (i.e., when initially rendering the form) and is often used as a menu callback.


$form_id: The unique string identifying the desired form. If a function with that name exists, it is called to build the form array. Modules that need to generate the same form (or very similar forms) using different $form_ids can implement hook_forms(), which maps different $form_id values to the proper form constructor function. Examples may be found in node_forms(), and search_forms(). hook_forms() can also be used to define forms in classes.

...: Any additional arguments are passed on to the functions called by backdrop_get_form(), including the unique form constructor function. For example, the node_edit form requires that a node object is passed in here when it is called. These are available to implementations of hook_form_alter() and hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() as the array $form_state['build_info']['args'].

Return value

The form array.:

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core/includes/form.inc, line 123
Functions for form and batch generation and processing.


function backdrop_get_form($form_id) {
  $form_state = array();

  $args = func_get_args();
  // Remove $form_id from the arguments.
  $form_state['build_info']['args'] = $args;

  return backdrop_build_form($form_id, $form_state);