Componentlayout form field type

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The componentlayout form field type provides a drop down list of all available layouts for a view of an extension. If the parameter has a saved value this is selected when the page is first loaded. If not, the default value (if any) is selected.

  • type (mandatory) must be componentlayout.
  • name (mandatory) is the unique name of the parameter.
  • label (mandatory) (translatable) is the descriptive title of the field.
  • extension (mandatory) is the name of the extension for which the layouts will be retrieved (e.g. 'com_content').
  • view (mandatory) is the name of the view for which the layouts will be retrieved (e.g. 'article').
  • useglobal (optional).
  • description (optional) (translatable) is text that will be shown as a tooltip when the user moves the mouse over the drop-down box.

Example XML parameter definition:

<field name="mylayout" type="componentlayout" extension="com_content" view="article" label="JFIELD_ALT_LAYOUT" useglobal="true" description="JFIELD_ALT_COMPONENT_LAYOUT" />

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