Views let people to add custom css class to a display. I'm looking to get this information and add to the body tag.

I try with this two functions and the dpm() function from devel:


But I'm not able to find the custom class that I add to the view.

Do you have any idea how to get this information?

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    Aug 17, 2013 at 7:55

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If you only need to get this information, you can use template_preprocess_views_view

 * Preprocess the primary theme implementation for a view.
function YOURTHEME_preprocess_views_view(&$vars) {
  $view = $vars['view'];
  switch ($view->name) {
    case 'your_view_name' :
      // print out the array with all options to see what you're dealing with
      drupal_set_message('<pre>' . print_r($view->display['display_name']->display_options, true) . '</pre>');

But if you will need to override this custom class, you'll need to use hook_views_pre_render()

function YOURTHEME_views_pre_render(&$view) {

  switch ($view->name) {
    case 'name_of_your_view' :

      // override the view settings
      // for example: $view->field['fieldname']->options['label'] = 'Some label';

  • Sorry jack-Pl, I don't explain fine, I want to add the new css class to the body html tag. So I need to load the view within the hook_preprocess_html(). Aug 11, 2013 at 16:00
  • no problem, I'll edit this, but if you have the view object within hook_preprocess_html() and all information is there, so where is the issue?
    – Jack-PL
    Aug 11, 2013 at 16:33
  • I don't realize about the information in hook_preprocess_html. I'm going to check it. Aug 12, 2013 at 14:51

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