1 ajax_example_misc.inc ajax_example_render_link_ra()

AJAX-enabled link in a renderable array.

Demonstrates a clickable AJAX-enabled link using a renderable array with the #ajax property.

A link that is constructed as a renderable array can have the #ajax property, which ensures that the link submission is done without a page refresh. The href of the link is used as the ajax callback, but it degrades gracefully without JavaScript because if the 'nojs' portion of the href is not stripped out by js, the callback will return content as required for a full page reload.

The necessary JavaScript file, ajax.js, will be included on the page automatically.

Return value

array: Form API array.


modules/examples/ajax_example/ajax_example_misc.inc, line 60
AJAX Miscellaneous Topics.


function ajax_example_render_link_ra() {
  $explanation = "
The link below has been rendered as an element with the #ajax property, so if
JavaScript is enabled, ajax.js will try to submit it via an AJAX call instead
of a normal page load. The URL also contains the '/nojs/' magic string, which
is stripped if JavaScript is enabled, allowing the server code to tell by the
URL whether JavaScript was enabled or not, letting it do different things based on that.";
  $build['my_div'] = array(
    '#markup' => $explanation . '<div id="myDiv"></div>',
  $build['ajax_link'] = array(
    '#type' => 'link',
    '#title' => t('Click here'),
    // Note the /nojs portion of the href; when JavaScript is enabled, this part
    // will be stripped from the path before it is called.
    '#href' => 'ajax_link_callback/nojs/',
    '#id' => 'ajax_link',
    '#ajax' => array(
      'wrapper' => 'myDiv',
      'method' => 'html',
  return $build;