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[Edit Descripton] 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

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.

Defined in






Extended by


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


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

See also

SeeAlso:JView [Edit See Also]


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