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Method to get data from a registered model or a property of the view


get($property, $default=null)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$property The name of the method to call on the model, or the property to get
$default null The name of the model to reference, or the default value [optional]


mixed The return value of the method

Defined in



jimport( 'joomla.application.component.view' );

Source Body

public function get($property, $default = null)

        // If $model is null we use the default model
        if (is_null($default)) {
                $model = $this->_defaultModel;
        } else {
                $model = strtolower($default);

        // First check to make sure the model requested exists
        if (isset($this->_models[$model]))
                // Model exists, lets build the method name
                $method = 'get'.ucfirst($property);

                // Does the method exist?
                if (method_exists($this->_models[$model], $method))
                        // The method exists, lets call it and return what we get
                        $result = $this->_models[$model]->$method();
                        return $result;


        // degrade to JObject::get
        $result = parent::get($property, $default);
        return $result;



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