Recently working with administrator account i encountered a problem. When i visit the profile of other user, i was not able to see the email id of the registered user.
 
To view the user email id either i have to goto the user profile and then click "Edit" tab for that account that will show the account for the user.
 
Now i wanted to show the email id of the register user to be displayed when administrator views the profile.
 
After little bit googling  i found a hook that can alter the view of the user profile
As we can see the description of  hook_user_view() this hook is called when user's account information is being displayed.
 
The module should format its custom additions for display and add them to the $account->content array.
 
So i created a hook for the module and added code snippet to display the account email id.
 
function modulealter_user_view($account, $view_mode, $langcode) {
  global $user;
  // Only administrators can see the email id of other users. 
  // Checking whether logged in user is adminstrator or not
  
  if (in_array('administrator', $user->roles)) {
    $account->content['e-mail'] = array(
       '#type' => 'user_profile_category',
       '#title' => t('User e-mail address'),
       '#weight' => -9,
    );
    $account->content['e-mail']['email-id'] = array(
      '#type' => 'user_profile_item',
      '#title' => t('E-mail'),
      '#markup' => $account->mail, // print the email id in the markup, so while rendering the content it will be displayed.
   );
  }
}

 

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Hey/... That is good work.... I have often faced similar issues and I never cared to go after it. I will definitely try out this code snippet. But I could not completely understand the concept of hook_user_view. Thanks a lot for sharing this beneficial article....!!!

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