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Are CELs just hooks?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by TheJoker, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. TheJoker

    TheJoker Member

    I am just curious, are Code Event Listeners the same as hooks (as in other forumware)? If not, what's the difference between the two?
  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure of other forum's hook system as I never gave them much thought. XenForo uses listeners so add-ons can extend or implement objects, and class instances.
  3. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    No they can't be the same thing...there are hooks in the software and you can use a CEL as you put it to listen for a hook.

    If you have a document that you want loaded when a specific hook is encountered and it is located at:
    /library/microsuck/addon1/documentName.php ​
    you would create a template hook and set it to fire
    class: microsuck_addon1_documentName​
    with a method of :):)

    in the documentName.php file you would create a function that fires when a particular hook name is come across

    hopefully that is not a completely horrible explanation

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