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Description

Returns a reference to a JCategories object

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Description:JCategories/getInstance

Syntax

static getInstance($extension, $options=array())
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$extension Name of the categories extension
$options array() An array of options

Returns

object

Defined in

libraries/joomla/application/categories.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.application.categories' );

Source Body

public static function getInstance($extension, $options = array())
{
        if (isset(self::$instances[$extension]))
        {
                return self::$instances[$extension];
        }
        $parts = explode('.',$extension);
        $component = $parts[0];
        $section = (count($parts)>1)?$parts[1]:'';
        $classname = ucfirst(substr($component,4)).ucfirst($section).'Categories';
        if (!class_exists($classname))
        {
                $path = JPATH_SITE.DS.'components'.DS.$component.DS.'helpers'.DS.'category.php';
                if (is_file($path))
                {
                        require_once $path;
                } else {
                        return false;
                }
        }
        self::$instances[$extension] = new $classname($options);
        return self::$instances[$extension];
}

[Edit See Also] SeeAlso:JCategories/getInstance

Examples

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