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JController/getView

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Description

Method to get a reference to the current view and load it if necessary.

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Syntax

& getView($name= '', $type= '', $prefix= '', $config=array())
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$name The view name. Optional, defaults to the controller name.
$type The view type. Optional.
$prefix The class prefix. Optional.
$config array() Configuration array for view. Optional.

Returns

object Reference to the view or an error.

Defined in

libraries/joomla/application/component/controller.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.application.component.controller' );

Source Body

function &getView( $name = '', $type = '', $prefix = '', $config = array() )
{
        static $views;
 
        if ( !isset( $views ) ) {
                $views = array();
        }
 
        if ( empty( $name ) ) {
                $name = $this->getName();
        }
 
        if ( empty( $prefix ) ) {
                $prefix = $this->getName() . 'View';
        }
 
        if ( empty( $views[$name] ) )
        {
                if ( $view = & $this->_createView( $name, $prefix, $type, $config ) ) {
                        $views[$name] = & $view;
                } else {
                        $result = JError::raiseError(
                                500, JText::_( 'View not found [name, type, prefix]:' )
                                        . ' ' . $name . ',' . $type . ',' . $prefix
                        );
                        return $result;
                }
        }
 
        return $views[$name];
}

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Examples

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