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I need to override the block configuration form in Drupal 8.

To override the configuration form for a new block we are creating can be done by implementing BlockBase::buildConfigurationForm method.

But I need to alter the configuration form for all the blocks which means overriding the BlockBase class. How can I implement this?

Is there a generic way to override all Drupal Core classes?

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    BlockBase isn't a service so you don't have DI here, I suspect you can't swap that class out (but I might be wrong). I'm not sure there's a non-hacky way to do what you need – Clive Aug 3 '15 at 10:02
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No, you can't change the base class. This is a PHP language construct, it's not possible to override it.

I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to do but it is likely that what you are looking for is a plain old hook_form_alter() + third party settings on the block config entity.

The Block class D8 sandbox is a simple module that is doing exactly this and allows to configurabe custom CSS classes for every block.

Note that this is on a different level, you are altering the block config entity and it will only apply to how Drupal core/block.module uses block plugins but not e.g. page_manager. Doing it in a more generic way is simply not possible.

  • Well, you can do dirty things with changing the way how the classloader works, but I won't recommend that anyone and I think telling how to do it, is a bad idea – Daniel Wehner Aug 3 '15 at 21:36
  • Uh, yeah, I don't think you want to go there :) That's not just dirty, that's evil :) – Berdir Aug 3 '15 at 21:39
  • Yes a simple form_alter can do it. Thanks for saving me again :) – Pravin Ajaaz Aug 4 '15 at 6:28
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Use hook_entity_info_alter (from memory) and change the form class for the block entity

See entity.api.php for examples

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