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Joomla 11.1 JView[edit]


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. Learn more

The Joomla MVC Design Pattern[edit]

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.


Visibility Method name Description
public addHelperPath Adds to the stack of helper script paths in LIFO order.
public addTemplatePath Adds to the stack of view script paths in LIFO order.
public assign Assigns variables to the view script via differing strategies.
public assignRef Assign variable for the view (by reference).
public display Execute and display a template script.
public escape Escapes a value for output in a view script.
public get Method to get data from a registered model or a property of the view.
public getLayout Get the layout.
public getLayoutTemplate Get the layout template.
public getModel Method to get the model object.
public getName Method to get the view name.
public loadHelper Load a helper file.
public loadTemplate Load a template file -- first look in the templates folder for an override.
public setEscape Sets the _escape() callback.
public setLayout Sets the layout name to use.
public setLayoutExt Allows a different extension for the layout files to be used.
public setModel Method to add a model to the view.
protected __construct Constructor.
protected _addPath Adds to the search path for templates and resources.
protected _setPath Sets an entire array of search paths for templates or resources.
  • Defined in libraries/joomla/application/component/view.php
  • Extends JObject


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

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