Actions

J2.5

Difference between revisions of "Developing a MVC Component/Adding a menu type to the site part"

From Joomla! Documentation

< J2.5:Developing a MVC Component
m
m (Adding a menu type)
Line 22: Line 22:
 
</source>
 
</source>
 
</span>
 
</span>
For the moment the strings won't be translated in the administrator interface. We will see in a later article how translation is provided.
+
For the moment the strings won't be translated in the administrator interface. We will see in a later article how translation is performed.
  
 
Also modify your ''helloworld.xml'' file to indicate a new version:
 
Also modify your ''helloworld.xml'' file to indicate a new version:

Revision as of 22:02, 8 April 2010

Documentation all together tranparent small.png
Under Construction

This article or section is in the process of an expansion or major restructuring. You are welcome to assist in its construction by editing it as well. If this article or section has not been edited in several days, please remove this template.
This article was last edited by Integratorz (talk| contribs) 4 years ago. (Purge)

Template:Future

Articles in this series


Introduction

This tutorial is part of the Developing a Model-View-Controller (MVC) Component for Joomla!1.6 tutorial. You are encouraged to read the previous parts of the tutorial before reading this.

Adding a menu type

In the Joomla!1.6 framework, components are executed using menu items. If you go in the menu manager of your Joomla!1.6 installation a HelloWorld menu type does not yet exist. Adding this functionality is easy in Joomla. Simply put a site/views/helloworld/tmpl/default.xml file containing:

site/views/helloworld/tmpl/default.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
<metadata>
        <layout title="com_helloworld_HelloWorld_View_Default_Title">
                <message>com_helloworld_HelloWorld_View_Default_Desc</message>
        </layout>
</metadata>

For the moment the strings won't be translated in the administrator interface. We will see in a later article how translation is performed.

Also modify your helloworld.xml file to indicate a new version:

helloworld.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
<extension type="component" version="1.6.0" method="upgrade">
        <name>Hello World!</name>
        <creationDate>November 2009</creationDate>
        <author>John Doe</author>
        <authorEmail>john.doe@example.org</authorEmail>
        <authorUrl>http://www.example.org</authorUrl>
        <copyright>Copyright Info</copyright>
        <license>License Info</license>
        <version>0.0.3</version>
        <description>Description of the Hello World component ...</description>
        <files folder="site">
                <filename>index.html</filename>
                <filename>helloworld.php</filename>
                <filename>controller.php</filename>
                <folder>views</folder>
        </files>
        <administration>
                <menu>Hello World!</menu>
                <files folder="admin">
                        <filename>index.html</filename>
                        <filename>helloworld.php</filename>
                </files>
        </administration>
</extension>

Packaging the component

Content of your code directory

Create a compressed file of this directory or directly download the archive and install it using the extension manager of Joomla!1.6. You can add a menu item of this component using the menu manager in the backend.

Contributors