I would like to create a view that displays a number of nodes, each using its own chosen view mode.

I've installed the Display Suite module and created a number of view modes. Using the Views module, I've created a view that displays a number of entities/nodes and I can set a view mode for each row, or a default view mode for all rows.

However, I would like the view to somehow use the view mode that has been selected when creating the content itself (under the display settings tab).

So far I have no idea how to achieve this. Could anyone give me some pointers?

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First you need to save the view mode for each entity (e.g. in a field).

Implementing hook_entity_view_mode_alter you can override the view mode:

function mymodule_entity_view_mode_alter(&$view_mode, $context) {
  if ($context['entity_type'] == 'node') {
    $entity = $context['entity']
    if (get the view mode of $entity) {
      $view_mode = 'custom_view_mode';

Remember to do a check to run this in your view only, otherwise this will affect the node everywhere.

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