1 view.inc view::preview($display_id = NULL, $args = array())

Preview the given display, with the given arguments.

To be called externally, probably by an AJAX handler of some flavor. Can also be called when views are embedded, as this guarantees normalized output.


core/modules/views/includes/view.inc, line 1392
Provides the view object type and associated methods.


An object to contain all of the data to generate a view, plus the member functions to build the view query, execute the query and render the output.


function preview($display_id = NULL, $args = array()) {
  if (empty($this->current_display) || ((!empty($display_id)) && $this->current_display != $display_id)) {
    if (!$this->set_display($display_id)) {
      return FALSE;

  $this->preview = TRUE;
  // Preview the view.
  $output = $this->display_handler->preview();

  return $output;