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17 July 2011
JavaScript libraries, basics and examples for Drupal 7. JavaScript is provided using the Library API.

JavaScript libraries and plugins

Following plugins are provided by Drupal 7:
  • jQuery 1.4.4
  • jQuery UI 1.8.6
  • jQuery Cookie - read, write and delete cookies
  • jQuery Form - AJAX forms
  • jQuery Once - filters out all elements that had the same filter applied to them previously
  • jQuery BBQ - back button and query library
  • Farbtastic - color wheel

Using jQuery

Drupal uses no conflict mode. This means that the $ variable is relinquished so Drupal can work with other JavaScript libraries that may use the $ variable. More detail is available at http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.noConflict.


Wrap your code in an anonymous function and choose an alias, this way you can use $ as jQuery variable:
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  1. (function($) {
  2. $().ready(function() {
  3. //...
  4. });
  5. })(jQuery);
Programming Language: jQuery

Using jQuerys ready in your module. This is triggered when all assets such as images have been completely received.
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  1. drupal_add_js('(function($){$().ready(function(){
  2. //...
  3. });})(jQuery);', 'inline');
Programming Language: PHP

Adding external JavaScript file

Example that shows you how to add external JavaScript libraries in Drupal.
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  1. drupal_add_js('http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/webfont/1.4.8/webfont.js', 'external');
Programming Language: PHP

Pass variables from PHP to JavaScript in Drupal

Example that shows you how to pass variables from PHP to JavaScript in Drupal. Passing variables from PHP. You can pass strings, arrays and objects.
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  1. drupal_add_js(array('my_variable' => 'Content of variable'), 'setting');
Programming Language: PHP
Use of variables in JavaScript.
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  1. console.log(Drupal.settings.my_variable);
Programming Language: Javascript

Add script files by specifying it in the .info file

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  1. scripts[] = javascript.js
Programming Language: YAML

JS in Form API

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  1. $form['#attached']['js'][] = $module_path . '/js/chapter_edit_position.js';
  2. $form['#attached']['js'][] = array(
  3. 'data' => array(
  4. 'chapter_edit_position' => $form['nid']['#value'],
  5. ),
  6. 'type' => 'setting',
  7. );
Programming Language: PHP

Scripts from Drupal 7 core

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  1. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.ajax');
  2. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.batch');
  3. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.progress');
  4. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.form');
  5. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.states');
  6. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.collapse');
  7. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.textarea');
  8. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.autocomplete');
  9. drupal_add_library('system', 'drupal.vertical-tabs');
  10.  
  11. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui');
  12. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.datepicker');
  13. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.dialog');
  14. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.draggable');
  15. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.droppable');
  16. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.mouse');
  17. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.position');
  18. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.progressbar');
  19. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.resizable');
  20. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.selectable');
  21. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.accordion');
  22. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.slider');
  23. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.sortable');
  24. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.autocomplete');
  25. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.tabs');
  26. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.button');
  27. drupal_add_library('system', 'ui.widget');
  28.  
  29. drupal_add_library('system', 'jquery.cookie');
  30. drupal_add_library('system', 'jquery.bbq');
  31. drupal_add_library('system', 'jquery.form');
  32. drupal_add_library('system', 'jquery.once');
Programming Language: PHP