Argument Picker is a simple API to access and elaborate arguments in a flexible way.
Basically it allows, given URL arguments like:
to retrieve one of those arguments through a function:
which - in the specific example - would return "Volkswagen".
This module essentially adds the possibility to assign labels to arguments, through this syntax:
and then allows you to retrieve any argument using the label as a reference.
Some of the helper functions are dedicated to specific modules (i.e. Views), enhancing the accessibility of arguments:
Assuming "your_view" has a "foo" argument, using argument_picker, you could easily setup this argument's default value with:
<?php return arg_picker_get_view_argument("foo"); ?>
which would return "4" (for the example above) or "all" (when the argument is not present).
Basically it's just an alternative to an url querystring with Drupal-specific add-on features, which comes extremely useful when implementing progressive filters (like a faceted search) through views but it also comes very handy for retrieving arguments in dynamic PHP blocks, panel panes, custom modules or wherever you want.
Not to mention that a normal querystring is still usable:
leaving every other querystring-related features intact.
- Maintenance status: Unknown
- Development status: Under active development
- Module categories: Features Package, Path Management, Utility, Views
- Reported installs: 2 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 1,322
- Last modified: November 27, 2014
- Stable releases are covered by the security advisory policy.
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