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* [[Developing a Model-View-Controller Component]] {{JVer/multi|1.5,2.5,3.0}}
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There are many articles, tutorials, references and FAQs which focus on component development. If this is your first time developing a component for Joomla, you should start with the [[Absolute Basics of How a Component Functions]]. If needed, you can visualise the control flow of a component with these [[Component Program Flow|diagrams]].  
* [[Portal:Platform|Joomla Platform Portal]] {{JVer|platform}}
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* [[File Structure and Naming Conventions]] {{JVer|1.5}}
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Next, you will want to read our {{JVer/multi|2.5,3.x}} MVC tutorial {{rarr}} [[Developing a MVC Component|Developing a Model-View-Controller Component]]. Remember to familiarise yourself with Joomla! '''[[Secure coding guidelines]]''' and  '''[[Development Best Practices|Development Best Practices]]'''.
* [[Component Program Flow]]. UML sequence diagrams showing the control flow for a component. {{JVer|1.5}}
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* [[Component parameters]]
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Once you have read the tutorial and/or tried the example component, you can focus more on the specifics of your component with additional articles. These are listed on the [[Portal:Component Development|Component Development Portal]] or any of the supporting Portals for Development(Plugins, Modules or Templates).  
* [[Components:xml installfile]].  An example component XML installation file. {{JVer|1.5}}
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* [[Manifest files]] for the installation of extensions {{JVer|1.6}}
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<noinclude>[[Category:Landing subpages|{{PAGENAME}}]]{{NOINDEX}}</noinclude>
* [[Supporting SEF URLs in your component]]
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* [[Supporting plugins in your component]]
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* [[Using JPagination in your component]]
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* [[Adding sortable columns to a table in a component]]
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* [[Using the JPane classes in a component]] {{JVer|1.5}}
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* [[Using the JHtmlTabs class in a component]] {{JVer/multi|1.6,1.7,2.5}}
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* [[Using the editor in a component]]
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* [[Adding AJAX to your component]]
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* [[Ajax using MooTools]]
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* [[How to add breadcrumbs]]
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* [[Sending email from extensions]]
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* [[Using the JToolBar class in the frontend]]
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* [[Creating a toolbar for your component]]
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* [[Creating a file uploader in your component]]
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* [[Adding Javascript moo.fx to your component]]
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* [[Adding view layout configuration parameters]]
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* [[Using a custom image in the menu bar title]]
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* [[How to implement XML-RPC in a component]]
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* [[Using multiple models in an MVC component]]
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* [[Adding ACL rules to your component]] {{JVer|1.7}}
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* [[JController and its subclass usage overview]] {{JVer/multi|1.6,1.7}}
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* [[Managing Component Updates with Joomla!1.6 - Part 1]] {{JVer/multi|1.6,1.7,2.5}}
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* [[Xml-rpc changes in Joomla! 1.6]] {{JVer|1.6}}
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* [[Creating PDF views]] {{JVer|2.5}}<noinclude>[[Category:Landing subpages|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
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Latest revision as of 09:19, 24 June 2014

There are many articles, tutorials, references and FAQs which focus on component development. If this is your first time developing a component for Joomla, you should start with the Absolute Basics of How a Component Functions. If needed, you can visualise the control flow of a component with these diagrams.

Next, you will want to read our  Joomla 2.5 Joomla 3.x MVC tutorial    Developing a Model-View-Controller Component. Remember to familiarise yourself with Joomla! Secure coding guidelines and Development Best Practices.

Once you have read the tutorial and/or tried the example component, you can focus more on the specifics of your component with additional articles. These are listed on the Component Development Portal or any of the supporting Portals for Development(Plugins, Modules or Templates).