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How to create new type element to form API?

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Drupal form API provides some built in type of element to build a form. But I want to create other type such as:

$form['mail']['#type'] = 'email'; 

And the output I want it to be:

<input class="input-1" type="email" id="edit-mail" name="mail" maxlength="128"> 

So, how can i do that?

Answers

You need to implement hook_element_info(). See the form_example_elements.inc file from the Example: Form API module, and the Creating Custom Elements documentation guide.

Note that the Elements module already provides a form element type for HTML5 mail inputs.

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