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JController/getModel

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Description

Method to get a model object, loading it if required.

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Description:JController/getModel

Syntax

getModel($name= '', $prefix= '', $config=array())
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$name The model name. Optional.
$prefix The class prefix. Optional.
$config array() Configuration array for model. Optional.

Returns

object The model.

Defined in

libraries/joomla/application/component/controller.php

Importing

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

Source Body

function getModel($name = '', $prefix = '', $config = array())
{
        if (empty($name)) {
                $name = $this->getName();
        }
 
        if (empty($prefix)) {
                $prefix = $this->getName() . 'Model';
        }
 
        if ($model = & $this->_createModel($name, $prefix, $config)) {
                // task is a reserved state
                $model->setState('task', $this->_task);
 
                // Lets get the application object and set menu information if its available
                $app    = &JFactory::getApplication();
                $menu   = &$app->getMenu();
                if (is_object($menu))
                {
                        if ($item = $menu->getActive())
                        {
                                $params = &$menu->getParams($item->id);
                                // Set Default State Data
                                $model->setState('parameters.menu', $params);
                        }
                }
        }
        return $model;
}

[Edit See Also] SeeAlso:JController/getModel

Examples

Get and load a model with the same name as the current view

   $model = &$this->getModel();
   /* Or you could use
   $model = JController::getModel();
   */
 
   // Model is an object, so call a function
   $results = $model->myfunction();

Load a Model by name

   $model = &$this->getModel('foo');
   /* Or you could use
   $model = JController::getModel('foo');
   */
 
   // Model is an object, so call a function
   $results = $model->myfunction();

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