3

Is it possible to get the title of the currently active secondary tab?

I'd like to re-use the the title of this tab later on in the content. I found menu_local_tasks(1) which comes close, but this returns full themed output. I just want the title as I've defined it in hook_menu().

Edit:
My hook_menu structure (trimmed to just the elements in ,not including sibling elements):

$items['events/%node'] = array(
    'title' => 'Events',
    'page callback' => 'page_events',
    'page arguments' => array(1),
    'type' => MENU_NORMAL_ITEM,
);

$items['events/%node/stats'] = array(
  'title' => 'Stats',
  'access callback' => TRUE,
  'page callback' => 'page_stats',
  'page arguments' => array(1),
  'type' => MENU_LOCAL_TASK,
  'weight' => 3,
);

$items['events/%node/stats/year'] = array(
  'title' => 'This Year',
  'access callback' => TRUE,
  'type' => MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK,
  'weight' => 0,
);

$items['events/%node/stats/lastyear'] = array(
  'title' => 'Last Year',
  'access callback' => TRUE,
  'page callback' => 'page_stats',
  'page arguments' => array(1),
  'type' => MENU_LOCAL_TASK,
  'weight' => 1,
); 

For example, when at the page events/%node/stats/year, I'd like to get 'This Year'.

4

menu_get_active_title() should be the function you are looking for.

function menu_get_active_title() {
  $active_trail = menu_get_active_trail();

  foreach (array_reverse($active_trail) as $item) {
    if (!(bool) ($item['type'] & MENU_IS_LOCAL_TASK)) {
      return $item['title'];
    }
  }
}

It should work for menus for which the menu type contains the flag MENU_LOCAL_TASK (which includes also the MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK menu type).

The function is also defined in Drupal 7.

Update: I noticed that for menus like /node/%node/view, menu_get_active_title() returns the title for /node/%node. The following code should return the correct title also in those cases, including in the case the title is given by a title callback. I just tested on Drupal 7; I don't actually have Drupal 6 on the test site I use.

$item = end(menu_get_active_trail());

if (!empty($item['title_callback'])) {
  $args = array();
  if (!empty($item['title_arguments'])) {
    foreach ($item['title_arguments'] as $value) {
      if (is_int($value)) {
        // Get the value from the menu item map.
        if (!empty($item['map'])) {
          $args[] = $item['map'][$value];
        }
      }
      else {
        $args[] = $value;
      }
    }
  }

  $title = call_user_func_array($item['title_callback'], $args);
} 
 else {
   $title = $item['title'];
 }
  • This doesn't work for me. It returns the top level menu title. Referencing my edit above, this function returns 'Events', when I'm looking for 'This Year'. – ack Mar 22 '11 at 5:50
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Try menu_get_item($path = NULL, $router_item = NULL) http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes--menu.inc/function/menu_get_item/6. You should be able to pass the path value which will result in a returned array containing details of the menu tab entry including the 'title' value.

Use $_GET['q'] to get the current path.

1

You should be able to do this with drupal_get_headers(), and then parsing through the results.

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