JView is an abstract class which provides the basic functionality for Joomla's MVC design pattern. You need to write your own concrete View classes, to make full use of the functionality.
Get and Set Methods
Properties which do not have specific get or set methods listed here can be retrieved or set using the inherited JObject->get method.
|Get method||Set method||Description||Property|
|getLayout||setLayout||Get/Set the Layout of the view|
|addHelperPath||Adds path to the stack of helper script paths in LIFO order|
|addTemplatePath||Adds path to the stack of helper script paths in LIFO order.|
|assign||Assigns varibles to the view. See also the get method.|
|assignRef||Assign variable to the view by reference|
|display||Execute and display a template script|
|escape||Escapes a value for output in a view script.|
|get||Method to get data from a registered model or a property of the view|
|getModel||Method to get a registered model object|
|getName||Method to get the view name|
|loadHelper||Load a helper file|
|loadTemplate||Load a template file. Looks first in the templates folder for an override|
|setEscape||Sets the _escape() callback.|
|setLayoutExt||Allows a different extension for the layout files to be used||setModel|
jimport( 'joomla.application.component.view' );
The Joomla MVC Design Pattern
Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a set of design patterns, that are used to separate the different layers of your application.
- The View displays the data of the model by passing it to a template. The view object can therefore access the data of the model. Joomla implements the basic functionality in the abstract JView class.
- The Model stores the data of the application, and contains the business logic. Joomla implements the basic functionality in the abstract JModel class.
- The Controller handles the user requests and evokes the model and the views to change it's state. Joomla implements the basic functionality in the JController class.