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JParameter/loadElement

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Description

Loads a element type.



Syntax

loadElement($type, $new=false)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$type elementType
$new false

Returns

object

Defined in

libraries/joomla/html/parameter.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.html.parameter' );

Source Body

public function loadElement($type, $new = false)
{
        $signature = md5($type);
 
        if ((isset($this->_elements[$signature]) && !($this->_elements[$signature] instanceof __PHP_Incomplete_Class))  && $new === false) {
                return  $this->_elements[$signature];
        }
 
        $elementClass   =       'JElement'.$type;
        if (!class_exists($elementClass)) {
                if (isset($this->_elementPath)) {
                        $dirs = $this->_elementPath;
                } else {
                        $dirs = array();
                }
 
                $file = JFilterInput::getInstance()->clean(str_replace('_', DS, $type).'.php', 'path');
 
                jimport('joomla.filesystem.path');
                if ($elementFile = JPath::find($dirs, $file)) {
                        include_once $elementFile;
                } else {
                        $false = false;
                        return $false;
                }
        }
 
        if (!class_exists($elementClass)) {
                $false = false;
                return $false;
        }
 
        $this->_elements[$signature] = new $elementClass($this);
 
        return $this->_elements[$signature];
}



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