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6 – 8 menu_get_object($type = 'node', $position = 1, $path = NULL)

Get a loaded object from a router item.

menu_get_object() provides access to objects loaded by the current router item. For example, on the page node/%node, the router loads the %node object, and calling menu_get_object() will return that. Normally, it is necessary to specify the type of object referenced, however node is the default. The following example tests to see whether the node being displayed is of the "story" content type:

$node = menu_get_object();
$story = $node->type == 'story';


$type Type of the object. These appear in hook_menu definitions as %type. Core provides aggregator_feed, aggregator_category, contact, filter_format, forum_term, menu, menu_link, node, taxonomy_vocabulary, user. See the relevant {$type}_load function for more on each. Defaults to node.

$position The position of the object in the path, where the first path segment is 0. For node/%node, the position of %node is 1, but for comment/reply/%node, it's 2. Defaults to 1.

$path See menu_get_item() for more on this. Defaults to the current path.

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▾ 8 functions call menu_get_object()

book_block_view in modules/book/book.module
Implements hook_block_view().
book_page_alter in modules/book/book.module
Implements hook_page_alter().
hook_page_build in modules/system/system.api.php
Add elements to a page before it is rendered.
node_block_list_alter in modules/node/node.module
Implements hook_block_list_alter().
node_is_page in modules/node/node.module
Returns whether the current page is the full page view of the passed-in node.
taxonomy_term_is_page in modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.module
Returns whether the current page is the page of the passed-in term.
template_preprocess_html in includes/
Preprocess variables for html.tpl.php
template_preprocess_page in includes/
Preprocess variables for page.tpl.php


includes/, line 954

function menu_get_object($type = 'node', $position = 1, $path = NULL) {
  $router_item = menu_get_item($path);
  if (isset($router_item['load_functions'][$position]) && !empty($router_item['map'][$position]) && $router_item['load_functions'][$position] == $type . '_load') {
    return $router_item['map'][$position];