1 form.inc form_pre_render_fieldset($element)

Adds members of this group as actual elements for rendering.


$element: An associative array containing the properties and children of the fieldset.

Return value

The modified element with all group members.:

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core/includes/form.inc, line 4135
Functions for form and batch generation and processing.


function form_pre_render_fieldset($element) {
  // Fieldsets may be rendered outside of a Form API context.
  if (!isset($element['#parents']) || !isset($element['#groups'])) {
    return $element;
  // Inject group member elements belonging to this group.
  $parents = implode('][', $element['#parents']);
  $children = element_children($element['#groups'][$parents]);
  if (!empty($children)) {
    foreach ($children as $key) {
      // Break references and indicate that the element should be rendered as
      // group member.
      $child = (array) $element['#groups'][$parents][$key];
      $child['#group_fieldset'] = TRUE;
      // Inject the element as new child element.
      $element[] = $child;

      $sort = TRUE;
    // Re-sort the element's children if we injected group member elements.
    if (isset($sort)) {
      $element['#sorted'] = FALSE;

  if (isset($element['#group'])) {
    $group = $element['#group'];
    // If this element belongs to a group, but the group-holding element does
    // not exist, we need to render it (at its original location).
    if (!isset($element['#groups'][$group]['#group_exists'])) {
      // Intentionally empty to clarify the flow. Return $element.
    // If we injected this element into the group, then we want to render it.
    elseif (!empty($element['#group_fieldset'])) {
      // Intentionally empty to clarify the flow. Return $element.
    // Otherwise, this element belongs to a group and the group exists, so we do
    // not render it.
    elseif (element_children($element['#groups'][$group])) {
      $element['#printed'] = TRUE;

  return $element;