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Description

Loads a element type

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Syntax

& loadElement($type, $new=false)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$type elementType
$new false

Returns

object

Defined in

libraries/joomla/html/parameter.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.html.parameter' );

Source Body

function &loadElement( $type, $new = false )
{
        $false = false;
        $signature = md5( $type  );
 
        if( (isset( $this->_elements[$signature] ) && !is_a($this->_elements[$signature], '__PHP_Incomplete_Class'))  && $new === false ) {
                return  $this->_elements[$signature];
        }
 
        $elementClass   =       'JElement'.$type;
        if( !class_exists( $elementClass ) )
        {
                if( isset( $this->_elementPath ) ) {
                        $dirs = $this->_elementPath;
                } else {
                        $dirs = array();
                }
 
                $file = JFilterInput::clean(str_replace('_', DS, $type).'.php', 'path');
 
                jimport('joomla.filesystem.path');
                if ($elementFile = JPath::find($dirs, $file)) {
                        include_once $elementFile;
                } else {
                        return $false;
                }
        }
 
        if( !class_exists( $elementClass ) ) {
                return $false;
        }
 
        $this->_elements[$signature] = new $elementClass($this);
 
        return $this->_elements[$signature];
}

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Examples

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