render

7 common.inc render(&$element)
8 common.inc render(&$element)

Renders an element.

This function renders an element using drupal_render(). The top level element is shown with show() before rendering, so it will always be rendered even if hide() had been previously used on it.

Parameters

$element: The element to be rendered.

Return value

The rendered element.

See also

drupal_render()

show()

hide()

Related topics

39 calls to render()

25 string references to 'render'

File

drupal/includes/common.inc, line 5960
Common functions that many Drupal modules will need to reference.

Code

function render(&$element) {
  if (is_array($element)) {
    show($element);
    return drupal_render($element);
  }
  else {
    // Safe-guard for inappropriate use of render() on flat variables: return
    // the variable as-is.
    return $element;
  }
}