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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 
<extension type="component" version="1.6.0" method="upgrade">
 
<extension type="component" version="1.6.0" method="upgrade">
<name>COM_HELLOWORLD</name>
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 +
<name>Hello World!</name>
 +
<!-- The following elements are optional and free of formatting conttraints -->
 
<creationDate>November 2009</creationDate>
 
<creationDate>November 2009</creationDate>
 
<author>John Doe</author>
 
<author>John Doe</author>
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<copyright>Copyright Info</copyright>
 
<copyright>Copyright Info</copyright>
 
<license>License Info</license>
 
<license>License Info</license>
 +
<!--  The version string is recorded in the components table -->
 
<version>0.0.9</version>
 
<version>0.0.9</version>
<description>COM_HELLOWORLD_DESC</description>
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<!-- The description is optional and defaults to the name -->
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<description>COM_HELLOWORLD_DESCRIPTION</description>
  
 
<install> <!-- Runs on install -->
 
<install> <!-- Runs on install -->
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</uninstall>
 
</uninstall>
  
 +
<!-- Site Main File Copy Section -->
 +
<!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
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to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
 +
in this section are copied from /site/ in the package -->
 
<files folder="site">
 
<files folder="site">
 
<filename>index.html</filename>
 
<filename>index.html</filename>
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<administration>
 
<administration>
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<!-- Administration Menu Section -->
 
<menu>COM_HELLOWORLD_MENU</menu>
 
<menu>COM_HELLOWORLD_MENU</menu>
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<!-- Administration Main File Copy Section -->
 +
<!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
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to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
 +
in this section are copied from /admin/ in the package -->
 
<files folder="admin">
 
<files folder="admin">
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<!-- Admin Main File Copy Section -->
 
<filename>index.html</filename>
 
<filename>index.html</filename>
 
<filename>helloworld.php</filename>
 
<filename>helloworld.php</filename>
 
<filename>controller.php</filename>
 
<filename>controller.php</filename>
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<!-- SQL files section -->
 
<folder>sql</folder>
 
<folder>sql</folder>
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<!-- tables files section -->
 
<folder>tables</folder>
 
<folder>tables</folder>
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<!-- models files section -->
 
<folder>models</folder>
 
<folder>models</folder>
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<!-- views files section -->
 
<folder>views</folder>
 
<folder>views</folder>
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<!-- controllers files section -->
 
<folder>controllers</folder>
 
<folder>controllers</folder>
</files>
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</files>
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<languages folder="admin">
 
<languages folder="admin">
 
<language tag="en-GB">language/en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.ini</language>
 
<language tag="en-GB">language/en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.ini</language>
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</languages>
 
</languages>
 
</administration>
 
</administration>
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</extension>
 
</extension>
 
</source>
 
</source>

Revision as of 19:32, 21 November 2010

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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 toolbar

In Joomla!1.6, the administrator interacts generally with components through the use of a toolbar. In the file admin/views/helloworlds/view.html.php put this content. It will create a basic toolbar and a title for the component.

admin/views/helloworlds/view.html.php

<?php
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
 
// import Joomla view library
jimport('joomla.application.component.view');
 
/**
 * HelloWorlds View
 */
class HelloWorldViewHelloWorlds extends JView
{
        /**
         * HelloWorlds view display method
         * @return void
         */
        function display($tpl = null) 
        {
                // Get data from the model
                $items = $this->get('Items');
                $pagination = $this->get('Pagination');
 
                // Check for errors.
                if (count($errors = $this->get('Errors'))) 
                {
                        JError::raiseError(500, implode('<br />', $errors));
                        return false;
                }
                // Assign data to the view
                $this->items = $items;
                $this->pagination = $pagination;
 
                // Set the toolbar
                $this->addToolBar();
 
                // Display the template
                parent::display($tpl);
        }
 
        /**
         * Setting the toolbar
         */
        protected function addToolBar() 
        {
                JToolBarHelper::title(JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLDS'));
                JToolBarHelper::deleteListX('', 'helloworlds.delete');
                JToolBarHelper::editListX('helloworld.edit');
                JToolBarHelper::addNewX('helloworld.add');
        }
}

You can find others classic backend actions in the administrator/includes/toolbar.php file of your Joomla!1.6 installation.

Adding specific controllers

Three actions has been added:

  • helloworlds.delete
  • helloworld.edit
  • helloworld.add

These are compound tasks (controller.task). So two new controllers HelloWorldControllerHelloWorlds and HelloWorldControllerHelloWorld have to coded.

admin/controllers/helloworlds.php

<?php
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
 
// import Joomla controlleradmin library
jimport('joomla.application.component.controlleradmin');
 
/**
 * HelloWorlds Controller
 */
class HelloWorldControllerHelloWorlds extends JControllerAdmin
{
        /**
         * Proxy for getModel.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public function getModel($name = 'HelloWorld', $prefix = 'HelloWorldModel') 
        {
                $model = parent::getModel($name, $prefix, array('ignore_request' => true));
                return $model;
        }
}

admin/controllers/helloworld.php

<?php
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
 
// import Joomla controllerform library
jimport('joomla.application.component.controllerform');
 
/**
 * HelloWorld Controller
 */
class HelloWorldControllerHelloWorld extends JControllerForm
{
}

Adding an editing view

With your favorite file manager and editor, put a file admin/views/helloworld/view.html.php containing:

admin/views/helloworld/view.html.php

<?php
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
 
// import Joomla view library
jimport('joomla.application.component.view');
 
/**
 * HelloWorld View
 */
class HelloWorldViewHelloWorld extends JView
{
        /**
         * display method of Hello view
         * @return void
         */
        public function display($tpl = null) 
        {
                // get the Data
                $form = $this->get('Form');
                $item = $this->get('Item');
 
                // Check for errors.
                if (count($errors = $this->get('Errors'))) 
                {
                        JError::raiseError(500, implode('<br />', $errors));
                        return false;
                }
                // Assign the Data
                $this->form = $form;
                $this->item = $item;
 
                // Set the toolbar
                $this->addToolBar();
 
                // Display the template
                parent::display($tpl);
        }
 
        /**
         * Setting the toolbar
         */
        protected function addToolBar() 
        {
                JRequest::setVar('hidemainmenu', true);
                $isNew = ($this->item->id == 0);
                JToolBarHelper::title($isNew ? JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLD_NEW') : JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLD_EDIT'));
                JToolBarHelper::save('helloworld.save');
                JToolBarHelper::cancel('helloworld.cancel', $isNew ? 'JTOOLBAR_CANCEL' : 'JTOOLBAR_CLOSE');
        }
}

This view will display data using a layout.

Put a file admin/views/helloworld/tmpl/edit.php containing

admin/views/helloworld/tmpl/edit.php

<?php
// No direct access
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
JHtml::_('behavior.tooltip');
?>
<form action="<?php echo JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_helloworld&layout=edit&id='.(int) $this->item->id); ?>" method="post" name="adminForm" id="helloworld-form">
 
        <fieldset class="adminform">
 
                <legend><?php echo JText::_( 'COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_DETAILS' ); ?></legend>
 
                <?php foreach($this->form->getFieldset() as $field): ?>
                        <?php if (!$field->hidden): ?>
                                <?php echo $field->label; ?>
 
                        <?php endif; ?>
                        <?php echo $field->input; ?>
 
                <?php endforeach; ?>
        </fieldset>
        <div>
                <input type="hidden" name="task" value="helloworld.edit" />
 
                <?php echo JHtml::_('form.token'); ?>
        </div>
</form>

Adding a model and modifying the existing one

The HelloWorldViewHelloWorld view asks form and data from a model. This model has to provide a getTable, a getForm method and a loadData method (called from the JModelAdmin controller)

admin/models/helloworld.php

<?php
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
 
// import Joomla modelform library
jimport('joomla.application.component.modeladmin');
 
/**
 * HelloWorld Model
 */
class HelloWorldModelHelloWorld extends JModelAdmin
{
        /**
         * Returns a reference to the a Table object, always creating it.
         *
         * @param       type    The table type to instantiate
         * @param       string  A prefix for the table class name. Optional.
         * @param       array   Configuration array for model. Optional.
         * @return      JTable  A database object
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public function getTable($type = 'HelloWorld', $prefix = 'HelloWorldTable', $config = array()) 
        {
                return JTable::getInstance($type, $prefix, $config);
        }
        /**
         * Method to get the record form.
         *
         * @param       array   $data           Data for the form.
         * @param       boolean $loadData       True if the form is to load its own data (default case), false if not.
         * @return      mixed   A JForm object on success, false on failure
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public function getForm($data = array(), $loadData = true) 
        {
                // Get the form.
                $form = $this->loadForm('com_helloworld.helloworld', 'helloworld', array('control' => 'jform', 'load_data' => $loadData));
                if (empty($form)) 
                {
                        return false;
                }
                return $form;
        }
        /**
         * Method to get the data that should be injected in the form.
         *
         * @return      mixed   The data for the form.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        protected function loadFormData() 
        {
                // Check the session for previously entered form data.
                $data = JFactory::getApplication()->getUserState('com_helloworld.edit.helloworld.data', array());
                if (empty($data)) 
                {
                        $data = $this->getItem();
                }
                return $data;
        }
}

This model inherits from the JModelAdmin class and uses its loadForm method. This method searches for forms in the forms folder. With your favorite file manager and editor, put a file admin/models/forms/helloworld.xml containing:

admin/models/forms/helloworld.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<form>
        <fieldset>
                <field
                        name="id"
                        type="hidden"
                />
                <field
                        name="greeting"
                        type="text"
                        label="COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_GREETING_LABEL"
                        description="COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_GREETING_DESC"
                        size="40"
                        class="inputbox"
                        default=""
                />
        </fieldset>
</form>

Packaging the component

Content of your code directory


Create a compressed file of this directory or directly download the archive, modify the code in /admin/models/helloworld.php 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.

helloworld.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="component" version="1.6.0" method="upgrade">
 
        <name>Hello World!</name>
        <!-- The following elements are optional and free of formatting conttraints -->
        <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>
        <!--  The version string is recorded in the components table -->
        <version>0.0.9</version>
        <!-- The description is optional and defaults to the name -->
        <description>COM_HELLOWORLD_DESCRIPTION</description>
 
        <install> <!-- Runs on install -->
                <sql>
                        <file driver="mysql" charset="utf8">sql/install.mysql.utf8.sql</file>
                </sql>
        </install>
        <uninstall> <!-- Runs on uninstall -->
                <sql>
                        <file driver="mysql" charset="utf8">sql/uninstall.mysql.utf8.sql</file>
                </sql>
        </uninstall>
 
        <!-- Site Main File Copy Section -->
        <!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
                to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
                in this section are copied from /site/ in the package -->
        <files folder="site">
                <filename>index.html</filename>
                <filename>helloworld.php</filename>
                <filename>controller.php</filename>
                <folder>views</folder>
                <folder>models</folder>
                <folder>language</folder>
        </files>
 
        <administration>
                <!-- Administration Menu Section -->
                <menu>COM_HELLOWORLD_MENU</menu>
                <!-- Administration Main File Copy Section -->
                <!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
                        to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
                        in this section are copied from /admin/ in the package -->
                <files folder="admin">
                        <!-- Admin Main File Copy Section -->
                        <filename>index.html</filename>
                        <filename>helloworld.php</filename>
                        <filename>controller.php</filename>
                        <!-- SQL files section -->
                        <folder>sql</folder>
                        <!-- tables files section -->
                        <folder>tables</folder>
                        <!-- models files section -->
                        <folder>models</folder>
                        <!-- views files section -->
                        <folder>views</folder>
                        <!-- controllers files section -->
                        <folder>controllers</folder>
                </files>
 
                <languages folder="admin">
                        <language tag="en-GB">language/en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.ini</language>
                        <language tag="en-GB">language/en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.sys.ini</language>
                </languages>
        </administration>
 
</extension>

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