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7 – 8 field_get_display($instance, $view_mode, $entity)

Returns the display settings to use for an instance in a given view mode.


$instance The field instance being displayed.

$view_mode The view mode.

$entity The entity being displayed.

Return value

The display settings to be used when displaying the field values.

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▾ 2 functions call field_get_display()

field_default_prepare_view in modules/field/
Invokes hook_field_formatter_prepare_view() on the relevant formatters.
field_default_view in modules/field/
Builds a renderable array for one field on one entity instance.


modules/field/field.module, line 685

function field_get_display($instance, $view_mode, $entity) {
  // Check whether the view mode uses custom display settings or the 'default'
  // mode.
  $view_mode_settings = field_view_mode_settings($instance['entity_type'], $instance['bundle']);
  $actual_mode = (!empty($view_mode_settings[$view_mode]['custom_settings']) ? $view_mode : 'default');
  $display = $instance['display'][$actual_mode];

  // Let modules alter the display settings.
  $context = array(
    'entity_type' => $instance['entity_type'], 
    'field' => field_info_field($instance['field_name']), 
    'instance' => $instance, 
    'entity' => $entity, 
    'view_mode' => $view_mode,
  drupal_alter(array('field_display', 'field_display_' . $instance['entity_type']), $display, $context);

  return $display;