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Developing an MVC Component


This is a multiple-article series of tutorials on how to develop a Model-View-Controller Component for Joomla! VersionJoomla 3.x.

Begin with the Introduction, and navigate the articles in this series by using the navigation button at the bottom or the box to the right (the Articles in this series).



This tutorial is part of the Developing an MVC Component for Joomla! 3.2 tutorial. You are encouraged to read the previous parts of the tutorial before reading this.

In this step we add checkout capability to our component.

Introduction

Checkout capability avoids the unexpected results which can arise when 2 users edit the same record simultaneously. It provides a record-locking capability which means that only 1 user can edit the record at the one time. You might want to have this capability in your component if you have many users updating your component's database records and have a significant probably of 2 users updating the same record simultaneously. This might arise if you allow updates from the front end of your site, although in this tutorial step we just consider the back end; the work required on the front end to support checkout would be similar.

A number of core Joomla components, including com_content, support checkout, so we will mirror that functionality in our helloworld component.

A video accompanying this step can be found at Adding Checkout.

Functionality

We want to support the following aspects

  1. checking out a record when a user accesses it for editing
  2. checking in a record whenever the user has finished editing (by clicking either Save or Cancel)
  3. preventing other users from editing the record when it's checked out
  4. displaying on our helloworlds view the records which are checked out (using the little padlock symbol)
  5. allowing an authorised user to override the checkout, and to checkin a record manually

Approach

As usual, Joomla provides a lot of core functionality which we can reuse, provide we align with the standard Joomla approach.

To our database record we need to add 2 fields

  1. checked_out – which holds the id of the user who has checked out the record
  2. checked_out_time – a date/timestamp field which records when the record was checked out

The very presence of these fields in our database record switches on the checkout functionality in the JTable class, and as checkin and checkout functionality is already in the Admin and Form Controllers/Model (which ours inherit from), there's no need to do anything else to enable the checkout functionality working for editing helloworld records. We just need to add a few language strings for the checkin messages.

(If you're adding this sort of control you may wish to add also "modified" and "modified_by" fields to capture the user who last modified the record, and when that occurred. Joomla automatically populates these fields for us as well.)

All that we are left to handle by ourselves is the display in our helloworlds view, and for that we need to do the following:

  1. include the checked_out and checked_out_time fields in our select query in the model,
  2. include a Checkin button in the toolbar,
  3. display the little padlock symbol against records which are checked out, and enable clicking on it based on whether the user is authorised to checkin records which are checked out.

Updating the Database

Add the checkout fields to the database record:

admin/sql/install.mysql.utf8.sql

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `#__helloworld`;

CREATE TABLE `#__helloworld` (
	`id`       INT(11)     NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
	`asset_id` INT(10)     NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
	`created`  DATETIME    NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00',
	`created_by`  INT(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
	`checked_out` INT(10) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
	`checked_out_time` DATETIME NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00',
	`greeting` VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL,
	`alias`  VARCHAR(40)  NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
	`language`  CHAR(7)  NOT NULL DEFAULT '*',
	`published` tinyint(4) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1',
	`catid`	    int(11)    NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
	`params`   VARCHAR(1024) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
	`image`   VARCHAR(1024) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
	`latitude` DECIMAL(9,7) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0.0,
	`longitude` DECIMAL(10,7) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0.0,
	PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
)
	ENGINE =MyISAM
	AUTO_INCREMENT =0
	DEFAULT CHARSET =utf8;

CREATE UNIQUE INDEX `aliasindex` ON `#__helloworld` (`alias`, `catid`);

INSERT INTO `#__helloworld` (`greeting`,`alias`,`language`) VALUES
('Hello World!','hello-world','en-GB'),
('Goodbye World!','goodbye-world','en-GB');

New SQL update file:

/admin/sql/updates/mysql/0.0.24.sql

ALTER TABLE `#__helloworld` ADD COLUMN `checked_out` INT(10) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0' AFTER `created_by`;
ALTER TABLE `#__helloworld` ADD COLUMN `checked_out_time` DATETIME NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00' AFTER `checked_out`;

Helloworlds MVC

Our updated model:

admin/models/helloworlds.php

<?php
/**
 * @package     Joomla.Administrator
 * @subpackage  com_helloworld
 *
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2018 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
 */
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');

/**
 * HelloWorldList Model
 *
 * @since  0.0.1
 */
class HelloWorldModelHelloWorlds extends JModelList
{
	/**
	 * Constructor.
	 *
	 * @param   array  $config  An optional associative array of configuration settings.
	 *
	 * @see     JController
	 * @since   1.6
	 */
	public function __construct($config = array())
	{
		if (empty($config['filter_fields']))
		{
			$config['filter_fields'] = array(
				'id',
				'greeting',
				'author',
				'created',
				'language',
				'association',
				'published'
			);
		}

		parent::__construct($config);
	}

	protected function populateState($ordering = null, $direction = null)
	{
		$app = JFactory::getApplication();

		// Adjust the context to support modal layouts.
		if ($layout = $app->input->get('layout'))
		{
			$this->context .= '.' . $layout;
		}

		// Adjust the context to support forced languages.
		$forcedLanguage = $app->input->get('forcedLanguage', '', 'CMD');
		if ($forcedLanguage)
		{
			$this->context .= '.' . $forcedLanguage;
		}

		parent::populateState($ordering, $direction);
        
		// If there's a forced language then define that filter for the query where clause
		if (!empty($forcedLanguage))
		{
			$this->setState('filter.language', $forcedLanguage);
		}
	}

	/**
	 * Method to build an SQL query to load the list data.
	 *
	 * @return      string  An SQL query
	 */
	protected function getListQuery()
	{
		// Initialize variables.
		$db    = JFactory::getDbo();
		$query = $db->getQuery(true);

		// Create the base select statement.
		$query->select('a.id as id, a.greeting as greeting, a.published as published, a.created as created, 
			  a.checked_out as checked_out, a.checked_out_time as checked_out_time,
			  a.image as imageInfo, a.latitude as latitude, a.longitude as longitude, a.alias as alias, a.language as language')
			  ->from($db->quoteName('#__helloworld', 'a'));

		// Join over the categories.
		$query->select($db->quoteName('c.title', 'category_title'))
			->join('LEFT', $db->quoteName('#__categories', 'c') . ' ON c.id = a.catid');
        
		// Join with users table to get the username of the author
		$query->select($db->quoteName('u.username', 'author'))
			->join('LEFT', $db->quoteName('#__users', 'u') . ' ON u.id = a.created_by');

		// Join with users table to get the username of the person who checked the record out
		$query->select($db->quoteName('u2.username', 'editor'))
			->join('LEFT', $db->quoteName('#__users', 'u2') . ' ON u2.id = a.checked_out');

		// Join with languages table to get the language title and image to display
		// Put these into fields called language_title and language_image so that 
		// we can use the little com_content layout to display the map symbol
		$query->select($db->quoteName('l.title', 'language_title') . "," .$db->quoteName('l.image', 'language_image'))
			->join('LEFT', $db->quoteName('#__languages', 'l') . ' ON l.lang_code = a.language');

		// Join over the associations - we just want to know if there are any, at this stage
		if (JLanguageAssociations::isEnabled())
		{
			$query->select('COUNT(asso2.id)>1 as association')
				->join('LEFT', '#__associations AS asso ON asso.id = a.id AND asso.context=' . $db->quote('com_helloworld.item'))
				->join('LEFT', '#__associations AS asso2 ON asso2.key = asso.key')
				->group('a.id');
		}

		// Filter: like / search
		$search = $this->getState('filter.search');

		if (!empty($search))
		{
			$like = $db->quote('%' . $search . '%');
			$query->where('greeting LIKE ' . $like);
		}

		// Filter by published state
		$published = $this->getState('filter.published');

		if (is_numeric($published))
		{
			$query->where('a.published = ' . (int) $published);
		}
		elseif ($published === '')
		{
			$query->where('(a.published IN (0, 1))');
		}

		// Filter by language, if the user has set that in the filter field
		$language = $this->getState('filter.language');
		if ($language)
		{
			$query->where('a.language = ' . $db->quote($language));
		}

		// Add the list ordering clause.
		$orderCol	= $this->state->get('list.ordering', 'greeting');
		$orderDirn 	= $this->state->get('list.direction', 'asc');

		$query->order($db->escape($orderCol) . ' ' . $db->escape($orderDirn));

		return $query;
	}
}

On our view we'll display the Checkin button if the user can edit helloworld records, or has core.manage permission on the com_checkin component.

admin/views/helloworlds/view.html.php

<?php
/**
 * @package     Joomla.Administrator
 * @subpackage  com_helloworld
 *
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2018 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
 */

// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');

/**
 * HelloWorlds View
 *
 * @since  0.0.1
 */
class HelloWorldViewHelloWorlds extends JViewLegacy
{
	/**
	 * Display the Hello World view
	 *
	 * @param   string  $tpl  The name of the template file to parse; automatically searches through the template paths.
	 *
	 * @return  void
	 */
	function display($tpl = null)
	{
		// Get application
		$app = JFactory::getApplication();

		// Get data from the model
		$this->items			= $this->get('Items');
		$this->pagination		= $this->get('Pagination');
		$this->state			= $this->get('State');
		$this->filterForm    	= $this->get('FilterForm');
		$this->activeFilters 	= $this->get('ActiveFilters');
        
		// What Access Permissions does this user have? What can (s)he do?
		$this->canDo = JHelperContent::getActions('com_helloworld');

		// Check for errors.
		if (count($errors = $this->get('Errors')))
		{
			JError::raiseError(500, implode('<br />', $errors));

			return false;
		}
        
		// Set the sidebar submenu and toolbar, but not on the modal window
		if ($this->getLayout() !== 'modal')
		{
			HelloWorldHelper::addSubmenu('helloworlds');
			$this->addToolBar();
		}
		else
		{
			// If it's being displayed to select a record as an association, then forcedLanguage is set
			if ($forcedLanguage = $app->input->get('forcedLanguage', '', 'CMD'))
			{
				// Transform the language selector filter into an hidden field, so it can't be set
				$languageXml = new SimpleXMLElement('<field name="language" type="hidden" default="' . $forcedLanguage . '" />');
				$this->filterForm->setField($languageXml, 'filter', true);

				// Also, unset the active language filter so the search tools is not open by default with this filter.
				unset($this->activeFilters['language']);
			}
		}

		// Display the template
		parent::display($tpl);

		// Set the document
		$this->setDocument();
	}

	/**
	 * Add the page title and toolbar.
	 *
	 * @return  void
	 *
	 * @since   1.6
	 */
	protected function addToolBar()
	{
		$title = JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLDS');

		if ($this->pagination->total)
		{
			$title .= "<span style='font-size: 0.5em; vertical-align: middle;'>(" . $this->pagination->total . ")</span>";
		}

		JToolBarHelper::title($title, 'helloworld');
		if ($this->canDo->get('core.create')) 
		{
			JToolBarHelper::addNew('helloworld.add', 'JTOOLBAR_NEW');
		}
		if ($this->canDo->get('core.edit')) 
		{
			JToolBarHelper::editList('helloworld.edit', 'JTOOLBAR_EDIT');
		}
		if ($this->canDo->get('core.delete')) 
		{
			JToolBarHelper::deleteList('', 'helloworlds.delete', 'JTOOLBAR_DELETE');
		}
		if ($this->canDo->get('core.edit') || JFactory::getUser()->authorise('core.manage', 'com_checkin'))
		{
			JToolBarHelper::checkin('helloworlds.checkin');
		}
		if ($this->canDo->get('core.admin')) 
		{
			JToolBarHelper::divider();
			JToolBarHelper::preferences('com_helloworld');
		}
	}
	/**
	 * Method to set up the document properties
	 *
	 * @return void
	 */
	protected function setDocument() 
	{
		$document = JFactory::getDocument();
		$document->setTitle(JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_ADMINISTRATION'));
	}
}

In our layout file we highlight checked-out records by displaying the little padlock symbol using the JHtmlJGrid::checkedout() function. This function allows us to pass the user who has checked the record out and the checkout date/time, so that they can be displayed as a tooltip. We also pass the URL to the checkin functionality, and enable or disable this link depending upon whether the current user has com_checkin core.manage permission, or is the same as the user who checked the record out.

(Note that at time of writing the current version of Joomla (3.8) has a bug here - the JModelForm code which verifies if the user can checkin the record compares the user's permissions with com_checkin core.admin instead of com_checkin core.manage).

admin/views/helloworlds/tmpl/default.php

<?php
/**
 * @package     Joomla.Administrator
 * @subpackage  com_helloworld
 *
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2018 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
 */

// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted Access');

use Joomla\Registry\Registry;

JHtml::_('formbehavior.chosen', 'select');

$listOrder     = $this->escape($this->state->get('list.ordering'));
$listDirn      = $this->escape($this->state->get('list.direction'));
$user = JFactory::getUser();
$userId = $user->get('id');
$assoc = JLanguageAssociations::isEnabled();
$authorFieldwidth = $assoc ? "10%" : "25%";
JLoader::register('JHtmlHelloworlds', JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR . '/components/com_helloworld/helpers/html/helloworlds.php');
?>
<form action="index.php?option=com_helloworld&view=helloworlds" method="post" id="adminForm" name="adminForm">
	<div id="j-sidebar-container" class="span2">
		<?php echo JHtmlSidebar::render(); ?>
	</div>
	<div id="j-main-container" class="span10">
        <div class="row-fluid">
            <div class="span6">
                <?php echo JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_FILTER'); ?>
                <?php
                    echo JLayoutHelper::render(
                        'joomla.searchtools.default',
                        array('view' => $this)
                    );
                ?>
            </div>
        </div>
        <table class="table table-striped table-hover">
            <thead>
            <tr>
                <th width="1%"><?php echo JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_NUM'); ?></th>
                <th width="2%">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('grid.checkall'); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="15%">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_NAME', 'greeting', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="15%">
                    <?php echo JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_POSITION'); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="15%">
                    <?php echo JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_IMAGE'); ?>
                </th>
                <?php if ($assoc) : ?>
                    <th width="15%">
                        <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_ASSOCIATIONS', 'association', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                    </th>
                <?php endif; ?>
                <th width="<?php echo $authorFieldwidth; ?>">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_AUTHOR', 'author', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="10%">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_LANGUAGE', 'language', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="10%">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_CREATED_DATE', 'created', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="5%">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_PUBLISHED', 'published', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                </th>
                <th width="2%">
                    <?php echo JHtml::_('searchtools.sort', 'COM_HELLOWORLD_ID', 'id', $listDirn, $listOrder); ?>
                </th>
            </tr>
            </thead>
            <tfoot>
                <tr>
                    <td colspan="5">
                        <?php echo $this->pagination->getListFooter(); ?>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </tfoot>
            <tbody>
                <?php if (!empty($this->items)) : ?>
                    <?php foreach ($this->items as $i => $row) :
                        $link = JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_helloworld&task=helloworld.edit&id=' . $row->id);
                        $row->image = new Registry;
                        $row->image->loadString($row->imageInfo);
                    ?>
                        <tr>
                            <td><?php echo $this->pagination->getRowOffset($i); ?></td>
                            <td>
                                <?php echo JHtml::_('grid.id', $i, $row->id); ?>
                            </td>
                            <td>
                                <?php if ($row->checked_out) : ?>
                                    <?php $canCheckin = $user->authorise('core.manage', 'com_checkin') || $row->checked_out == $userId; ?>
                                    <?php echo JHtml::_('jgrid.checkedout', $i, $row->editor, $row->checked_out_time, 'helloworlds.', $canCheckin); ?>
                                <?php endif; ?>
                                <a href="<?php echo $link; ?>" title="<?php echo JText::_('COM_HELLOWORLD_EDIT_HELLOWORLD'); ?>">
                                    <?php echo $row->greeting; ?>
                                </a>
                                <span class="small break-word">
                                	<?php echo JText::sprintf('JGLOBAL_LIST_ALIAS', $this->escape($row->alias)); ?>
                                </span>
                                <div class="small">
                                    <?php echo JText::_('JCATEGORY') . ': ' . $this->escape($row->category_title); ?>
                                </div>
                            </td>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php echo "[" . $row->latitude . ", " . $row->longitude . "]"; ?>
                            </td>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php
                                    $caption = $row->image->get('caption') ? : '' ;
                                    $src = JURI::root() . ($row->image->get('image') ? : '' );
                                    $html = '<p class="hasTooltip" style="display: inline-block" data-html="true" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="right" title="<img width=\'100px\' height=\'100px\' src=\'%s\'>">%s</p>';
                                    echo sprintf($html, $src, $caption);  ?>
                            </td>
                            <?php if ($assoc) : ?>
                                <td align="center">
                                    <?php if ($row->association) : ?>
                                        <?php echo JHtml::_('helloworlds.association', $row->id); ?>
                                    <?php endif; ?>
                                </td>
                            <?php endif; ?>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php echo $row->author; ?>
                            </td>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php echo JLayoutHelper::render('joomla.content.language', $row); ?>
                            </td>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php echo substr($row->created, 0, 10); ?>
                            </td>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php echo JHtml::_('jgrid.published', $row->published, $i, 'helloworlds.', true, 'cb'); ?>
                            </td>
                            <td align="center">
                                <?php echo $row->id; ?>
                            </td>
                        </tr>
                    <?php endforeach; ?>
                <?php endif; ?>
            </tbody>
        </table>
        <input type="hidden" name="task" value=""/>
        <input type="hidden" name="boxchecked" value="0"/>
        <?php echo JHtml::_('form.token'); ?>
    </div>
</form>

Updated Language Strings

admin/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.ini

; Joomla! Project
; Copyright (C) 2005 - 2018 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
; License GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt, see LICENSE.php
; Note : All ini files need to be saved as UTF-8

COM_HELLOWORLD_ADMINISTRATION="HelloWorld - Administration"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ADMINISTRATION_CATEGORIES="HelloWorld - Categories"
COM_HELLOWORLD_NUM="#"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_FILTER="Filters"
COM_HELLOWORLD_AUTHOR="Author"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LANGUAGE="Language"
COM_HELLOWORLD_CREATED_DATE="Created"
COM_HELLOWORLD_PUBLISHED="Published"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_NAME="Name"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_POSITION="Position"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_IMAGE="Image"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLDS_ASSOCIATIONS="Associations"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ID="Id"

COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_CREATING="HelloWorld - Creating"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_DETAILS="Details"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_EDITING="HelloWorld - Editing"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_ERROR_UNACCEPTABLE="Some values are unacceptable"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_CATID_DESC="The category the messages belongs to"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_CATID_LABEL="Category"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_GREETING_DESC="This message will be displayed"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_GREETING_LABEL="Message"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_SHOW_CATEGORY_LABEL="Show category"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_SHOW_CATEGORY_DESC="If set to Show, the title of the message&rsquo;s category will show."
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_LATITUDE_LABEL="Latitude"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_LATITUDE_DESC="Enter the position latitude, between -90 and +90 degrees"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_LONGITUDE_LABEL="Longitude"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_LONGITUDE_DESC="Enter the position longitude, between -180 and +180 degrees"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_LANGUAGE_DESC="Select the appropriate language"
COM_HELLOWORLD_IMAGE_FIELDS="Image details"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_IMAGE_LABEL="Select image"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_IMAGE_DESC="Select an image from the library, or upload a new one"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_ALT_LABEL="Alt text"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_ALT_DESC="Alternative text (if image cannot be displayed)"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_CAPTION_LABEL="Caption"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_CAPTION_DESC="Provide a caption for the image"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_HEADING_GREETING="Greeting"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_HEADING_ID="Id"
COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLD_EDIT="HelloWorld manager: Edit Message"
COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLD_NEW="HelloWorld manager: New Message"
COM_HELLOWORLD_MANAGER_HELLOWORLDS="HelloWorld manager"
COM_HELLOWORLD_EDIT_HELLOWORLD="Edit message"
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_DELETED_1="One message deleted"
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_DELETED_MORE="%d messages deleted"
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_PUBLISHED="%d message(s) published"
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_UNPUBLISHED="%d message(s) unpublished"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_GREETING_LABEL="Greeting"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_GREETING_DESC="Add Hello World Greeting"
COM_HELLOWORLD_SUBMENU_MESSAGES="Messages"
COM_HELLOWORLD_SUBMENU_CATEGORIES="Categories"
COM_HELLOWORLD_CONFIGURATION="HelloWorld Configuration"
COM_HELLOWORLD_CONFIG_GREETING_SETTINGS_LABEL="Messages settings"
COM_HELLOWORLD_CONFIG_GREETING_SETTINGS_DESC="Settings that will be applied to all messages by default"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_CAPTCHA_LABEL="Captcha"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_CAPTCHA_DESC="Select Captcha to use on front end form"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_USER_TO_EMAIL_LABEL="User to email"
COM_HELLOWORLD_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_USER_TO_EMAIL_DESC="Select user to email when a new message is entered on front end"
COM_HELLOWORLD_FIELDSET_RULES="Message Permissions"
COM_HELLOWORLD_FIELD_RULES_LABEL="Permissions"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ACCESS_DELETE_DESC="Is this group allowed to edit this message?"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ACCESS_DELETE_DESC="Is this group allowed to delete this message?"
COM_HELLOWORLD_TAB_NEW_MESSAGE="New Message"
COM_HELLOWORLD_TAB_EDIT_MESSAGE="Message Details"
COM_HELLOWORLD_TAB_PARAMS="Parameters"
COM_HELLOWORLD_TAB_ASSOCIATIONS="Associations"
COM_HELLOWORLD_TAB_PERMISSIONS="Permissions"
COM_HELLOWORLD_TAB_IMAGE="Image"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LEGEND_DETAILS="Message Details"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LEGEND_PARAMS="Message Parameters"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LEGEND_ASSOCIATIONS="Message Associations"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LEGEND_PERMISSIONS="Message Permissions"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LEGEND_IMAGE="Image info"
; Column ordering in the Helloworlds view
COM_HELLOWORLD_ORDERING_ASC="Greeting ascending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ORDERING_DESC="Greeting descending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_AUTHOR_ASC="Author ascending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_AUTHOR_DESC="Author descending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_CREATED_ASC="Creation date ascending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_CREATED_DESC="Creation date descending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_PUBLISHED_ASC="Unpublished first"
COM_HELLOWORLD_PUBLISHED_DESC="Published first"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LANGUAGE_ASC="Language ascending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_LANGUAGE_DESC="Language descending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ASSOCIATION_ASC="Association ascending"
COM_HELLOWORLD_ASSOCIATION_DESC="Association descending"
; Helloworld menuitem - selecting a greeting via modal
COM_HELLOWORLD_MENUITEM_SELECT_MODAL_TITLE="Select greeting"
COM_HELLOWORLD_MENUITEM_SELECT_HELLOWORLD="Select"
COM_HELLOWORLD_MENUITEM_SELECT_BUTTON_TOOLTIP="Select a helloworld greeting"
; Checking in records
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_CHECKED_IN_0="No records checked in."
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_CHECKED_IN_1="%d record successfully checked in."
COM_HELLOWORLD_N_ITEMS_CHECKED_IN_MORE="%d records successfully checked in."

Packaging the Component

Contents of your code directory. Each file link below takes you to the step in the tutorial which has the latest version of that source code file.

helloworld.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="component" version="3.0" method="upgrade">

	<name>COM_HELLOWORLD</name>
	<!-- The following elements are optional and free of formatting constraints -->
	<creationDate>January 2018</creationDate>
	<author>John Doe</author>
	<authorEmail>john.doe@example.org</authorEmail>
	<authorUrl>http://www.example.org</authorUrl>
	<copyright>Copyright Info</copyright>
	<license>License Info</license>
	<!--  The version string is recorded in the components table -->
	<version>0.0.24</version>
	<!-- The description is optional and defaults to the name -->
	<description>COM_HELLOWORLD_DESCRIPTION</description>

	<!-- Runs on install/uninstall/update; New in 2.5 -->
	<scriptfile>script.php</scriptfile>

	<install> <!-- Runs on install -->
		<sql>
			<file driver="mysql" charset="utf8">sql/install.mysql.utf8.sql</file>
		</sql>
	</install>
	<uninstall> <!-- Runs on uninstall -->
		<sql>
			<file driver="mysql" charset="utf8">sql/uninstall.mysql.utf8.sql</file>
		</sql>
	</uninstall>
	<update> <!-- Runs on update; New since J2.5 -->
		<schemas>
			<schemapath type="mysql">sql/updates/mysql</schemapath>
		</schemas>
	</update>

	<!-- Site Main File Copy Section -->
	<!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
		to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
		in this section are copied from /site/ in the package -->
	<files folder="site">
		<filename>index.html</filename>
		<filename>helloworld.php</filename>
		<filename>controller.php</filename>
		<filename>router.php</filename>
		<folder>controllers</folder>
		<folder>views</folder>
		<folder>models</folder>
		<folder>helpers</folder>
	</files>

		<languages folder="site/language">
			<language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.ini</language>
			<language tag="fr-FR">fr-FR/fr-FR.com_helloworld.ini</language>
		</languages>

	<media destination="com_helloworld" folder="media">
		<filename>index.html</filename>
		<folder>images</folder>
		<folder>js</folder>
		<folder>css</folder>
	</media>

	<administration>
		<!-- Administration Menu Section -->
		<menu link='index.php?option=com_helloworld' img="../media/com_helloworld/images/tux-16x16.png">COM_HELLOWORLD_MENU</menu>
		<!-- Administration Main File Copy Section -->
		<!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
			to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
			in this section are copied from /admin/ in the package -->
		<files folder="admin">
			<!-- Admin Main File Copy Section -->
			<filename>index.html</filename>
			<filename>config.xml</filename>
			<filename>helloworld.php</filename>
			<filename>controller.php</filename>
			<filename>access.xml</filename>
			<!-- SQL files section -->
			<folder>sql</folder>
			<!-- tables files section -->
			<folder>tables</folder>
			<!-- models files section -->
			<folder>models</folder>
			<!-- views files section -->
			<folder>views</folder>
			<!-- controllers files section -->
			<folder>controllers</folder>
			<!-- helpers files section -->
			<folder>helpers</folder>
		</files>
		<languages folder="admin/language">
			<language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.ini</language>
			<language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.com_helloworld.sys.ini</language>
			<language tag="fr-FR">fr-FR/fr-FR.com_helloworld.ini</language>
			<language tag="fr-FR">fr-FR/fr-FR.com_helloworld.sys.ini</language>
		</languages>
	</administration>

</extension>

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