Class autoloading isn't working in custom module to extend webforms. Trying to call a function like this:

$utility = new webform_kk_utility();

getting this error:

[Mon Sep 21 20:29:28.287580 2015] [:error] [pid 15908] [client ******:39831] PHP Fatal error:  Class 'webform_kk_utility' not found in /var/www/html/sites/all/modules/webform_kk/webform_kk.module on line 12

Here's my code:


name = Webform kk
description = custom webform code
core = 7.x
package = Webform
dependencies[] = webform
files[] = includes/utility.inc



function webform_kk_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
    if ($form_id == 'webform_client_form_1') {
        $first = array_shift($form['#submit']);
        array_unshift($form['#submit'], $first, 'webform_kk_submit_1');

function webform_kk_submit_1(&$form, &$form_state) {
    $utility = new webform_kk_utility();
    echo $utility->getComponents('aaa');



Class webform_kk_utility {
    function getComponents($components) {
        return $components;

I tested the code without calling the external function, the code is running and the form submit dies where expected. I tried disabling, uninstalling the module and clearing the cache.

Thanks for the help.

1 Answer 1


"Class" -> "class".
It needs to be lowercase, or else Drupal does not discover it while scanning the file.

  • What, really?!! Jeez, that's a hell of a bug.
    – Clive
    Sep 22, 2015 at 7:55
  • Thanks, I never would have guessed that! I tried a dozen combinations of changing the actual class name and include file name, thinking the case might need to be different, or the module name should / shouldn't be included in the class.
    – kaisk23
    Sep 22, 2015 at 11:32

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