Using JavaScript in Drupal

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An overview of how to use JavaScript in Drupal, including an in-depth look at drupal.js

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Using JavaScript in Drupal

  1. jQuery in Drupal Part Two DrupalCon Szeged 2008
  2. Agenda • Using jQuery in Drupal • Keeping jQuery up to date in Drupal • AJAX • AHAH and Drag
  3. jQuery in Drupal • In core since Drupal 5 (version 1.0.1) • chosen for its small file size • modular, like Drupal itself • has a great community, like Drupal :-)
  4. Using jQuery in Drupal • Important functions on the PHP side – drupal_add_js() • Add a JavaScript file, setting or inline code to the page • parameters: data, type, scope, defer, cache • Examples: – drupal_add_js(drupal_get_path(‘module’, ‘mymodule’) .'/myjs.js'); – drupal_add_js(array(‘myjs’=>$mysettings), ‘setting’); – Drupal_add_js(‘var myVar = “foo”;’, ‘inline’);

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