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[Edit Descripton] JController is an abstract class which provides the basic functionality for your own Controller classes which your create for your components. The Controller is part of Joomla's MVC Pattern. Learn how to develop a component using MVC
The Joomla MVC Design Pattern
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.
|addViewPath||Add one or more view paths to the controller's stack, in LIFO order.|
|display||Typical view method for MVC based architecture.|
|execute||Execute a task by triggering a method in the derived class.|
|getModel||Method to get a model object, loading it if required.|
|getName||Method to get the controller name.|
|getTask||Get the last task that is being performed or was most recently performed.|
|getTasks||Gets the available tasks in the controller.|
|getView||Method to get a reference to the current view and load it if necessary.|
|redirect||Redirects the browser or returns false if no redirect is set.|
|registerDefaultTask||Register the default task to perform if a mapping is not found.|
|registerTask||Register (map) a task to a method in the class.|
|setAccessControl||Sets the access control levels.|
|setMessage||Sets the internal message that is passed with a redirect.|
|setRedirect||Set a URL for browser redirection.|
|addModelPath||Adds to the stack of model paths in LIFO order.|
|getInstance||Method to get a singleton controller instance.|
|addPath||Adds to the search path for templates and resources.|
|checkEditId||Method to check whether an ID is in the edit list.|
|createModel||Method to load and return a model object.|
|createView||Method to load and return a view object.|
|holdEditId||Method to add a record ID to the edit list.|
|releaseEditId||Method to check whether an ID is in the edit list.|
|setPath||Sets an entire array of search paths for resources.|
|createFileName||Create the filename for a resource.|
jimport( 'joomla.application.component.controller' );