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My project requires two different pages to edit a user. The first one being at /settings/{user}/my-profile, where the user updates their name, address, etc. The other page is at /settings/{user}/login-credentials, where the user updates their username, password, etc.

After navigating to /admin/structure/display-modes/form, I have created a custom form mode called "My Profile" which has the id user.my_profile, and activated it at the bottom of admin/config/people/accounts/form-display.

Now I need to create a page that utilizes this new custom form mode, and I'm a bit lost.

I looked into how the standard user edit route is created at /user/{user}/edit, and I found the code in the route provider at namespace Drupal\user\Entity;. This is what is in that method (other routes have been removed)...

public function getRoutes(EntityTypeInterface $entity_type) {
  $route_collection = new RouteCollection();

  $route = (new Route('/user/{user}/edit'))
    ->setDefaults([
      '_entity_form' => 'user.default',
      '_title_callback' => 'Drupal\user\Controller\UserController::userTitle',
    ])
    ->setOption('_admin_route', TRUE)
    ->setRequirement('user', '\d+')
    ->setRequirement('_entity_access', 'user.update');
  $route_collection->add('entity.user.edit_form', $route);

  return $route_collection;
}

Then I did some research on the routing system, and I've created a routing.yml file. The name of my module is sc, and the file is at modules/custom/sc/sc.routing.yml.

sc.routing.yml

sc.my_profile.edit:
  path: '/settings/{user}/my-profile'
  defaults:
    _entity_form: 'user.my_profile'
    _title_callback: 'Drupal\user\Controller\UserController::userTitle'
  requirements:
    user: '\d+'
    _entity_access: 'user.update'
    _permission: 'access content'

I'm logged in as user1, cleared the cache, and when I navigate to /settings/1/my-profile, I get "Page Not Found". Am I on the right track? How do I create these pages with different form modes?

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You have to add the form mode in the handlers section of the user entity:

/**
 * Implements hook_entity_type_build().
 */
function mymodule_entity_type_build(array &$entity_types) {
  $entity_types['user']->setFormClass('my_profile', 'Drupal\user\ProfileForm');
}

Use the standard class ProfileForm as you only want a set new form mode, not a new form class.

Then you can use this new handler in place of user.default in the routing file:

'_entity_form' => 'user.my_profile',
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  • I've been trying this and it hasn't worked yet for me. How to I edit the routing file? In my sc.routing.yml file as listed above, I have the setting _entity_form: 'user.my_profile', in the defaults section. When I navigate to /settings/1/my-profile, it still shows "Page not found". – mlanning Sep 3 '17 at 18:33
  • ... and when I navigate to /user/1/edit, it is still showing the old original default form mode. – mlanning Sep 3 '17 at 18:39
  • Is user.my_profile really the complete machine name of the form mode, then you get user twice in the route definition, which is not pretty, so I would name the form mode my_profile like in my answer. To debug this you can use drupal console to check the route table. – 4k4 Sep 3 '17 at 21:48
  • ... you didn't change the core route or did you? – 4k4 Sep 3 '17 at 21:49
  • No. I'm trying to create two new routes. My project requires two different pages to edit a user. The first one being at '/settings/{user}/my-profile', where the user updates their name, address, etc. The other page is at '/settings/{user}/login-credentials', where the user updates their username, password, etc. I want each route to use a different form mode. – mlanning Sep 3 '17 at 21:55

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