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App-Wide components / helpers March 27, 2006

Posted by rossoft in CakePHP.

You can set another array variable in app_controller, then merge it
at the constructor with the $components / $helpers variable.

class AppController

    /** Array of common components for all controllers */

    var $appComponents = array(‘rdAuth’,’session’);

    /** Array of common helpers for all controllers */

    var $appHelpers= array(‘Html’, ‘Javascript’);

    function __construct()






In your own controller, you can set the others helpers/components that
you use
class MyController extends AppController
    var $components=array(‘pdf’);
    var $helpers=array(‘myhtml’);
    function test() {}



1. AD7six - March 27, 2006

Gets around inheritance problems nicely, I wonder how many other’s have implemented something like this?

I think I should get more active with blogging my code đŸ˜‰



2. gwoo - March 28, 2006

this is already implemented in the core

3. rossoft - March 29, 2006

ok, know I see that you can have $components and $helpers directly in AppController and will be merged with your custom controller automatically

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