1 image_example.module image_example_style_flush($style)

Implements hook_image_style_flush().

This hook allows modules to respond when a style is being flushed. Styles are flushed any time a style is updated, an effect associated with the style is updated, a new effect is added to the style, or an existing effect is removed.

Flushing removes all images generated using this style from the host. Once a style has been flushed derivative images will need to be regenerated. New images will be generated automatically as needed but it is worth noting that on a busy site with lots of images this could have an impact on performance.

Note: This function does not currently have any effect as the example module does not use any caches. It is demonstrated here for completeness sake only.

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File

modules/examples/image_example/image_example.module, line 187
Module file for image_example

Code

function image_example_style_flush($style) {
  // Empty any caches populated by our module that could contain stale data
  // after the style has been flushed. Stale data occurs because the module may
  // have cached content with a reference to the derivative image which is
  // being deleted.
  cache_flush('image_example');
}