I need to have a list of all available view modes for an entity type so I can use it as the #options in a select field.

Any ideas? Thanks

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I think you are talking about view modes for entities.

$entity_info = entity_get_info('node');
debug(array_keys($entity_info['view modes']));

It would result as

array (
  0 => 'full',
  1 => 'teaser',
  2 => 'rss',
  3 => 'search_index',
  4 => 'search_result',

You may also want to use this function...

field_view_mode_settings($entity_type, $bundle);


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