1. 8.5.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
  2. 8.0.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
  3. 8.1.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
  4. 8.2.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
  5. 8.3.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
  6. 8.4.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
  7. 8.6.x core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php

Namespace

Drupal\Core\Block

File

core/lib/Drupal/Core/Block/BlockPluginInterface.php
View source
<?php

namespace Drupal\Core\Block;

use Drupal\Component\Plugin\DerivativeInspectionInterface;
use Drupal\Core\Cache\CacheableDependencyInterface;
use Drupal\Component\Plugin\PluginInspectionInterface;
use Drupal\Component\Plugin\ConfigurablePluginInterface;
use Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface;
use Drupal\Core\Plugin\PluginFormInterface;
use Drupal\Core\Session\AccountInterface;

/**
 * Defines the required interface for all block plugins.
 *
 * @todo Add detailed documentation here explaining the block system's
 *   architecture and the relationships between the various objects, including
 *   brief references to the important components that are not coupled to the
 *   interface.
 *
 * @ingroup block_api
 */
interface BlockPluginInterface extends ConfigurablePluginInterface, PluginFormInterface, PluginInspectionInterface, CacheableDependencyInterface, DerivativeInspectionInterface {

  /**
   * Indicates the block label (title) should be displayed to end users.
   */
  const BLOCK_LABEL_VISIBLE = 'visible';

  /**
   * Returns the user-facing block label.
   *
   * @todo Provide other specific label-related methods in
   *   https://www.drupal.org/node/2025649.
   *
   * @return string
   *   The block label.
   */
  public function label();

  /**
   * Indicates whether the block should be shown.
   *
   * This method allows base implementations to add general access restrictions
   * that should apply to all extending block plugins.
   *
   * @param \Drupal\Core\Session\AccountInterface $account
   *   The user session for which to check access.
   * @param bool $return_as_object
   *   (optional) Defaults to FALSE.
   *
   * @return bool|\Drupal\Core\Access\AccessResultInterface
   *   The access result. Returns a boolean if $return_as_object is FALSE (this
   *   is the default) and otherwise an AccessResultInterface object.
   *   When a boolean is returned, the result of AccessInterface::isAllowed() is
   *   returned, i.e. TRUE means access is explicitly allowed, FALSE means
   *   access is either explicitly forbidden or "no opinion".
   *
   * @see \Drupal\block\BlockAccessControlHandler
   */
  public function access(AccountInterface $account, $return_as_object = FALSE);

  /**
   * Builds and returns the renderable array for this block plugin.
   *
   * If a block should not be rendered because it has no content, then this
   * method must also ensure to return no content: it must then only return an
   * empty array, or an empty array with #cache set (with cacheability metadata
   * indicating the circumstances for it being empty).
   *
   * @return array
   *   A renderable array representing the content of the block.
   *
   * @see \Drupal\block\BlockViewBuilder
   */
  public function build();

  /**
   * Sets a particular value in the block settings.
   *
   * @param string $key
   *   The key of PluginBase::$configuration to set.
   * @param mixed $value
   *   The value to set for the provided key.
   *
   * @todo This doesn't belong here. Move this into a new base class in
   *   https://www.drupal.org/node/1764380.
   * @todo This does not set a value in \Drupal::config(), so the name is confusing.
   *
   * @see \Drupal\Component\Plugin\PluginBase::$configuration
   */
  public function setConfigurationValue($key, $value);

  /**
   * Returns the configuration form elements specific to this block plugin.
   *
   * Blocks that need to add form elements to the normal block configuration
   * form should implement this method.
   *
   * @param array $form
   *   The form definition array for the block configuration form.
   * @param \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state
   *   The current state of the form.
   *
   * @return array
   *   The renderable form array representing the entire configuration form.
   */
  public function blockForm($form, FormStateInterface $form_state);

  /**
   * Adds block type-specific validation for the block form.
   *
   * Note that this method takes the form structure and form state for the full
   * block configuration form as arguments, not just the elements defined in
   * BlockPluginInterface::blockForm().
   *
   * @param array $form
   *   The form definition array for the full block configuration form.
   * @param \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state
   *   The current state of the form.
   *
   * @see \Drupal\Core\Block\BlockPluginInterface::blockForm()
   * @see \Drupal\Core\Block\BlockPluginInterface::blockSubmit()
   */
  public function blockValidate($form, FormStateInterface $form_state);

  /**
   * Adds block type-specific submission handling for the block form.
   *
   * Note that this method takes the form structure and form state for the full
   * block configuration form as arguments, not just the elements defined in
   * BlockPluginInterface::blockForm().
   *
   * @param array $form
   *   The form definition array for the full block configuration form.
   * @param \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state
   *   The current state of the form.
   *
   * @see \Drupal\Core\Block\BlockPluginInterface::blockForm()
   * @see \Drupal\Core\Block\BlockPluginInterface::blockValidate()
   */
  public function blockSubmit($form, FormStateInterface $form_state);

  /**
   * Suggests a machine name to identify an instance of this block.
   *
   * The block plugin need not verify that the machine name is at all unique. It
   * is only responsible for providing a baseline suggestion; calling code is
   * responsible for ensuring whatever uniqueness is required for the use case.
   *
   * @return string
   *   The suggested machine name.
   */
  public function getMachineNameSuggestion();

}

Interfaces

Namesort descending Description
BlockPluginInterface Defines the required interface for all block plugins.