I have a block which renders fields of a node. The output of each field is controlled in the view mode settings of the node entity. Now, how can I add caching which is depended on the view mode settings?

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Found it out :)

Using entity_get_display to actually load the display view settings of the current node and then just merge the tags:


public function getCacheTags() {
  if ($node = $this->getNode()) {
    $cacheTags = Cache::mergeTags(parent::getCacheTags(), array('node:' . $node->id()));
    $display = $this->getEntityViewDisplay(); // function which uses entity_get_display
    $cacheTags = Cache::mergeTags($display->getCacheTags(), $cacheTags);
  else {
    $cacheTags = parent::getCacheTags();

  return $cacheTags;
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    Did you consider using the ctools view entity block, that accepts a node as context and renders it in a given view mode.
    – Berdir
    Commented Jul 22, 2016 at 18:24
  • @Berdir I dont want all the visible view mode fields in that specific block - if that makes any sense
    – Alex
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 7:43
  • You can always make a new view mode that only contains the fields that you want.
    – Berdir
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 7:45
  • But that sounds like an overhead of view modes, doesnt it?
    – Alex
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 7:50

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