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Developing a MVC Component/Example of a frontend update function

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Revision as of 15:42, 22 February 2012 by Garkell (Talk | contribs)

This section of the tutorial seems to say that to add an "update" view to the helloworld component a new entry point file must be created with the same name as the view ("updhelloworld.php" in that example). I think this is wrong because: 1) I can delete this file and the example component still works 2) None of the other components have this structure (eg com_users just has a switch in the main controller's display to select different displays based on view name) 3) A "die()" in that file never gets executed.

Note that "helloworld.php" (without the "upd" prefix) was created as the entry point back in part 2.

I can't see why there is dispatcher in the model and another import of it in the controller. oc666 00:49, 14 February 2012 (CST)

Hi Dave, You are correct. Since your comment I created my second small component and followed your suggestion and all is working as expected so I agree and will update. Cheers.