I'm rendering a form programmatically. The following code works:

$addressForm = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()
  ->create(array('type' => 'customer', 'uid' => $uid));
$finalform =  $this->entityFormBuilder()->getForm($addressForm);

However, it is rendering the form before hook_form_alter() has been called.

For example, in hook_form_alter() we added a #after_build callback method and custom validations, but the changes made in these functions are not reflected in $finalform.

How do I ensure hook_form_alter() changes are made to the rendered output?

.module file

function custom_profile_form_profile_customer_add_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface &$form_state, $form_id) {
  $form['formtitle'] =  array(
    '#type' => 'markup',
    '#weight' => -100,
    '#markup' => '<h2>Old Address Form</h2>',
  /* ....
.... */

function custom_profile_module_implements_alter(&$implementations, $hook) {
  if ($hook == 'form_FORM_ID_alter') {
    $group = $implementations['custom_profile'];
    $implementations['custom_profile'] = $group;


I have created a new route for the Address page in /modules/custom/custom_profile/custom_profile.routing.yml,

  path: '/checkout/{uid}/customer/add'
    _controller: '\Drupal\custom_profile\Controller\newAddressBook::commerce_add_address'
        type: integer
  methods:  [GET,POST]
    _permission: 'access content'


in src/Controller/newAddressBook.php file

public function commerce_add_address($uid) {
  //To get profile Add Address form
  $addressForm = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()
        'type' => 'customer',
        'uid'  => $uid

  $finalform = $this->entityFormBuilder()->getForm($addressForm);
  $build['#theme'] = 'usernewaddress';
  $build['#data'] = array();
  $build['#data']['form'] = $finalform;

  return $build;
  • just now implemented hook_module_implements_alter(), No luck. form_alter callback function are not triggered. Jun 21, 2017 at 10:14
  • 1
    Please add your hook_module_implements_alter() code to your question.
    – leymannx
    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:15
  • @leymannx any other idea? to render/trigger form_alter. Jun 22, 2017 at 8:47

1 Answer 1


Ensure that your implementation of hook_form_alter() runs at the right time via hook_module_implements_alter().

This hook is invoked during \Drupal::moduleHandler()->getImplementations(). A module may implement this hook in order to reorder the implementing modules, which are otherwise ordered by the module's system weight.

But pay attention when using possible variations of hook_form_alter().

Note that hooks invoked using \Drupal::moduleHandler->alter() can have multiple variations(such as hook_form_alter() and hook_form_FORM_ID_alter()). \Drupal::moduleHandler->alter() will call all such variants defined by a single module in turn. For the purposes of hook_module_implements_alter(), these variants are treated as a single hook. Thus, to ensure that your implementation of hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() is called at the right time, you will have to change the order of hook_form_alter() implementation in hook_module_implements_alter().

See? Right now you are checking for if ($hook == 'form_FORM_ID_alter') which won't work. Fix it by replacing it with if ($hook == 'form_alter').

If that doesn't work try to change your module's weight via module_set_weight().

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