I have a form in my drupal module. in my form, I have used manged_file field. form name is "difference_form" and I have created two functions. one is "function diffence_form" for form definitions. here is code:

function difference_form() {
  $validators = [];
  $form['new_image'] = [
    '#type' => 'managed_file',
    '#name' => 'new_personal_image',
    '#title' => 'New Image',
    '#description' => theme('file_upload_help', [
      'description' => 'Please insert your new image.',
      'upload_validators' => $validators,
    '#upload_location' => $path,
    '#default_value' => variable_get('new_image', ''),
    '#upload_validators' => $validators,

  $form['submit'] = [
    '#type' => 'submit',
    '#value' => 'submit',

  return $form;

function difference_form_submit($form, &$form_state) {
  drupal_set_message('test_form_submit called');

and also I have created a block for this form in hook_block_view.

function customize_block_view($delta = '') {

  $block = NULL;
  $block['content'] = drupal_get_form('difference_form');
  $block['subject'] = 'Difference Form';
  return $block;

Form is rendered correctly, but when I click on submit button, submit function is not called.

I tried to debug my codes. I found if I remove file_managed field from form definition, submit function works.

also if I found if I renamed all difference_form to another name for example "test_form"

drupal_get_form('test_form'); function test_form(){....} and function test_form_submit(......

submit function works. it seems system is sensitive on "difference_form" only

I am thinking might the expression "difference_form" be blocked in database or somewhere else ?

  • Today, I made a test. I made a new Drupal 7 installation and installed my custom module. I faced submit handler works on new Drupal install with no problem. but exact codes in base project I see submit handler doesn't work. it seems file_managed causes form goes to black list and Drupal doesn't call submit handler.
    – Mehrdad201
    Jun 16, 2019 at 16:15

1 Answer 1


I found the reason of this problem finally. It was as a result of jQuery code mistakes.

in form submission, I tried to disable submit button immediately after clicking. I had to change the coding because set button disable causes this problem.

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