Render a Drupal 8 View programmatically (Render arrays FTW!)
Extra quick tip for Drupal developers: Adding views to your page content is now incredibly straightforward:
$content['editor_tools']['view'] = [ '#type' => 'view', '#name' => 'editor_tools', '#display_id' => 'embed', '#arguments' => [ 123, ], ];
And that's it!
$content is my render array which I'll return and let Drupal render. I suspect most of the bits there are self-explanatory, but in case they aren't:
'#type' => 'view'is the magic that lets Drupal's rendering system know that this array represents a view to render.
'#name'is the machine name of the view you want to render.
'#display_id'is the display ID within the view to render.
'#arguments'is an optionally array of arguments to pass to the view.
If you want it even easier than that, then using the
views_embed_view() function will return you the render array and complete access checks etc:
$content['editor_tools']['view'] = views_embed_view('editor_tools', 'embed', 123);