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I'm making a module and on the administration page there is a form and I want to make one of the fields appears only when user check on a checkbox. Like the option to add a new content to a menu.

  • Please add the code snippet of the custom module for better understanding. – DRUPWAY Sep 20 '14 at 12:33
  • It's a normal form ,,, $form[] – Ahmed AlQahtani Sep 20 '14 at 14:16
  • the simplest method, without having to get into ajax callbacks, etc - is to add the elements to the form from the start, and then a bit of jquery to hide, and then show the element you want – Geoff Sep 20 '14 at 15:02
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You can use #states from FormAPI that drupal provides. Below is the link https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/developer!topics!forms_api_reference.html/7#states

Below is the code from drupal form api

$form['email_canceled']['settings'] = array(
    '#type' => 'container',
    '#states' => array(
      // Hide the settings when the cancel notify checkbox is disabled.
      'invisible' => array(
       ':input[name="email_canceled_toggle"]' => array('checked' => FALSE),
      ),
    ),
  );
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Also you can use like this

$form['field_image']['#states']['visible'] = array(':input[name="field_checkbox[und]"]' => array('value' => 1));

so only when the check box is checked the field image will be displayed otherwise it will be hidden.

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