1 file.module file_view($file, $view_mode = 'full', $langcode = NULL)

Generate an array for rendering the given file.


object $file: A file object.

string $view_mode: View mode.

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

Return value

array: An array as expected by backdrop_render().


core/modules/file/file.module, line 3272
Defines a "managed_file" Form API field and a "file" field for Field module.


function file_view($file, $view_mode = 'full', $langcode = NULL) {
  if (!isset($langcode)) {
    $langcode = $GLOBALS['language_content']->langcode;

  // Populate $file->content with a render() array.
  file_build_content($file, $view_mode, $langcode);

  $build = $file->content;
  // We don't need duplicate rendering info in $file->content.

  $build += array(
    '#theme' => 'file_entity',
    '#file' => $file,
    '#view_mode' => $view_mode,
    '#language' => $langcode,

  // Add contextual links for this file, except when the file is already being
  // displayed on its own page. Modules may alter this behavior (for example,
  // to restrict contextual links to certain view modes) by implementing
  // hook_file_view_alter().
  if (!empty($file->fid) && !($view_mode == 'full' && file_is_page($file))) {
    $build['#contextual_links']['file'] = array('file', array($file->fid));

  // Allow modules to modify the structured file.
  $type = 'file';
  backdrop_alter(array('file_view', 'entity_view'), $build, $type);

  return $build;