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In a Drupal 8 instance, getThirdPartySetting() function to save node type configurations using the NodeTypeInterface object like below

  $type = $form_state->getFormObject()->getEntity();
  $fields = $type->getThirdPartySetting('field_config', 'type_fields', array(''));

Now I need to use the configurations in a hook for validation, to be particular in hook_entity_bundle_field_info_alter()

function hook_entity_bundle_field_info_alter(&$fields
  , \Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityTypeInterface $entity_type, $bundle)

It contains objects of EntityTypeInterface but not that of NodeTypeInterface. Now how can I access the configuration of the particular node type in the hook?

When I tried something like this in hook_entity_bundle_field_info_alter:

  $node_type = \Drupal\node\Entity\NodeType::load($bundle);
  $selected_fields = $node_type->getThirdPartySetting('field_config',
    'field_scope', '');

It throws an error as : Call to a member function getThirdPartySetting() on a non-object

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$bundle is the node type (ID), so you can load the node type based on that.

$node_type = \Drupal\node\Entity\NodeType::load($bundle);
  • thanks for your response. But how can I get an object of NodeTypeInterface class. It contains the function getThirdPartySetting. – Pravin Ajaaz Jun 25 '15 at 7:03
  • Exactly like I said? $node_type is the loaded node type entity. You have getThirdPartySettings() on there. – Berdir Jun 25 '15 at 7:06
  • I updated my question please check it. It throws me an error if used getThirdPartySettings(). I can't even print to see how the object looks inside the hook. :( – Pravin Ajaaz Jun 25 '15 at 7:17
  • I guess that means that you are missing a check if the entity type actually is node. It could also be something else like user or so. – Berdir Jun 25 '15 at 7:19
  • That's a good catch berdir. I also confused how to pass the $options argument in addConstraint() in hook_entity_bundle_field_info_alter. I will start a new post on it. – Pravin Ajaaz Jun 25 '15 at 7:25
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There is scenario in Drupal 8, retrieve the third party settings of "field_image" inside the preprocess function. below code used to getThirdPartySettings values.

$node_type = \Drupal::entityManager()->getFieldDefinitions('node', 'bundlename');
$settings = $node_type['field_image']->getThirdPartySetting('mymodule', 'field_scope');

It is working fine. :)

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