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Event: OnBeforeSnipFormSave

Fires after a form is submitted but before a Snippet is saved in the manager.

  • Service: 1 - Parser Service Events
  • Group: Snippets

Event Parameters

Name Description
mode Either 'upd' or 'new', depending on the circumstance.
snippet A reference to the modSnippet object.
id The ID of the Snippet. Will be 0 for new Snippets.

Examples of

Such a plugin will display a message stating that the field is not filled description:

$eventName = $modx->event->name;
switch($eventName) {
    case 'OnBeforeSnipFormSave':
        if (!$snippet->get('description')){
            $modx->event->output("You haven't forgotten your head at home, but you forgot about the description! =)");

Such a plugin will prevent the user from creating new snippets with id=1:

$eventName = $modx->event->name;
switch($eventName) {
    case 'OnBeforeSnipFormSave':
        //если это новый сниппет
        if ($mode == modSystemEvent::MODE_NEW){
            if ($modx->user->get('id') == 1){
                $modx->event->output("You are not allowed to create new snippets!");

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