I am using Drupal 8 Beta 14 and I want to edit the node object in teaser view mode. As hook_node_view is removed in Drupal 8. What's the alternative hook or some other way that I can use to edit the node? Is it hook_ENTITY_TYPE_view or hook_entity_view or some other thing?

Thank you.

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hook_node_view() hasn't really been removed, the way it's invoked has just changed. As you mentioned, it's now handled by hook_ENTITY_TYPE_view().

So you can either use:




The latter would make more sense if you're targeting nodes specifically.

  • Thank you Clive, hook_node_view is picked. But I'm wondering where is it defined? I could find it only in NodeRSSContentTest.php file. Secondly hook_ENTITY_TYPE_view never gets called, no matter what I do. Why is it so?
    – rashidkhan
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 14:28
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    Because ENTITY_TYPE is a placeholder - it needs to be replaced with the actual entity type (so it would be hook_node_view for a node, hook_user_view for a user, hook_profile2_view for a profile2 entity, and so on)
    – Clive
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 14:32

Here is the example for hook_node_view in D8 version 8.1.1

function mymodule_node_view(array &$build, \Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityInterface $entity, \Drupal\Core\Entity\Display\EntityViewDisplayInterface $display, $view_mode) {
   $build['body'][0]['#text'] = 'this is a new altered content body ';

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