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Use #access to Show/Hide Elements in a Render Array for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

The #access property can be used with any element in a render array, including form elements, to control the visibility of that element and its children. This is an effective way to limit access to specific parts of a page's content to only those users with the required permissions, and to show or hide material based on other conditional logic.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Review the #access Render API property
  • Demonstrate using the #access property to show/hide a field on a node depending on the current user's permissions

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to limit access to any element on the page via logic that returns a Boolean value.

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