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JRegistryFormat/getInstance

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Description

Returns a Format object, only creating it if it doesn't already exist.

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Description:JRegistryFormat/getInstance

Syntax

static getInstance($format)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$format The format to load

Returns

object Registry format handler

Defined in

libraries/joomla/registry/format.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.registry.format' );

Source Body

public static function getInstance($format)
{
        static $instances;
 
        if (!isset ($instances)) {
                $instances = array ();
        }
 
        $format = strtolower(JFilterInput::getInstance()->clean($format, 'word'));
        if (empty ($instances[$format]))
        {
                $class = 'JRegistryFormat'.$format;
                if (!class_exists($class))
                {
                        $path   = dirname(__FILE__).DS.'format'.DS.$format.'.php';
                        if (file_exists($path)) {
                                require_once $path;
                        } else {
                                JError::raiseError(500,JText::_('Unable to load format class'));
                        }
                }
 
                $instances[$format] = new $class ();
        }
        return $instances[$format];
}

[Edit See Also] SeeAlso:JRegistryFormat/getInstance

Examples

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