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Revision as of 17:24, 21 January 2014


This is a multiple-article series of tutorials on how to develop a Model-View-Controller Component for Joomla! Version Joomla 3.x.

Begin with the Introduction, and navigate the articles in this series by using the navigation box to the right (the Articles in this series).

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Introduction

This tutorial is part of the Developing a MVC Component for Joomla! 3.2 tutorial. You are encouraged to read the previous parts of the tutorial before reading this.

Adding a toolbar

In Joomla, 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.

The args used in ex. JToolBarHelper::addNew is used to set a controller instance which will be used after button is clicked.

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 JViewLegacy
{
        /**
         * HelloWorlds view display method
         * @param   string  $tpl  The name of the template file to parse; automatically searches through the template paths.
         *
         * @return  mixed  A string if successful, otherwise a JError object.
         */
        function display($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::deleteList('', 'helloworlds.delete');
                JToolBarHelper::editList('helloworld.edit');
                JToolBarHelper::addNew('helloworld.add');
        }
}

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

Since the view can perform some actions, we have to add some input data. With your favorite file manager and editor, put in the file admin/views/helloworlds/tmpl/default.php

admin/views/helloworlds/tmpl/default.php

<?php
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted Access');
// load tooltip behavior
JHtml::_('behavior.tooltip');
?>
<form action="<?php echo JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_helloworld'); ?>" method="post" name="adminForm" id="adminForm">
        <table class="adminlist">
                <thead><?php echo $this->loadTemplate('head');?></thead>
                <tfoot><?php echo $this->loadTemplate('foot');?></tfoot>
                <tbody><?php echo $this->loadTemplate('body');?></tbody>
        </table>
        <div>
                <input type="hidden" name="task" value="" />
                <input type="hidden" name="boxchecked" value="0" />
                <?php echo JHtml::_('form.token'); ?>
        </div>
</form>

Adding specific controllers

Three actions have been added:

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

read more about subcontrollers...

These are compound tasks (controller.task). So two new controllers HelloWorldControllerHelloWorlds and HelloWorldControllerHelloWorld have to be 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       2.5
         */
        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() 
        {
                $input = JFactory::getApplication()->input;
                $input->set('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) $this->item->id); ?>"
    method="post" name="adminForm" id="adminForm">
    <div class="form-horizontal">
        <fieldset class="adminform">
            <legend><?php echo JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_DETAILS'); ?></legend>
            <div class="row-fluid">
                <div class="span6">
                    <?php foreach ($this->form->getFieldset() as $field): ?>
                        <div class="control-group">
                            <div class="control-label"><?php echo $field->label; ?></div>
                            <div class="controls"><?php echo $field->input; ?></div>
                        </div>
                    <?php endforeach; ?>
                <div>
            <div>
        </fieldset>
    <div>
    <input type="hidden" name="task" value="helloworld.edit" />
    <?php echo JHtml::_('form.token'); ?>
</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       2.5
         */
        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 $loadData       True if the form is to load its own data (default case), false if not.
         * @return      mixed   A JForm object on success, false on failure
         * @since       2.5
         */
        public function getForm($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       2.5
         */
        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 and install it using the extension manager of Joomla. 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="2.5.0" method="upgrade">
 
        <name>Hello World!</name>
        <!-- The following elements are optional and free of formatting constraints -->
        <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>
        <update> <!-- Runs on update; New in 2.5 -->
                <schemas>
                        <schemapath type="mysql">sql/updates/mysql</schemapath>
                </schemas>
        </update>
 
        <!-- 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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General Information

Please create a pull request or issue at https://github.com/joomla/Joomla-3.2-Hello-World-Component for any code descprepancies or if editing any of the source code on this page.


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