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Registering variable for use on index?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Facepalmx2, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    Hey guys.

    I'm trying to register a variable called '$channel' on /index.php (the forum list) so I can use it with a stats block. Would anyone have any idea how to do such a thing? (Only thing stopping me from finishing a product :p)

    If anyone could help, that'd be great.
  2. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    Bump - Anyone? :)
  3. Indigo

    Indigo Active Member

    Maybe you're looking for XenForo_Application::get/set, if you need the equivalent of a "global" variable?

    // early in the code

    // someplace else, later on...
    $channel XenForo_Application::get('ezirc_channel');
    Refer to http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.registry.using.html - XF's Application class extends Zend_Registry.

    For making it available to a template, extend the relevant controller (or view) and modify the relevant method's return value to add the variable to its $params property. For adding something to the container, it looks like you'll want to set up an event listener for front_controller_pre_view.
    Fuhrmann and Facepalmx2 like this.
  4. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    edit2: FIGURED IT OUT!
    Thanks to calorie(?) who had the most liked mod .. worked perfect looking at someone elses' code :)
    Thank you, first response that's made sense :D Will try in just a moment

    Already tried the set() thing btw, I just figured it set into the templates haha.

    Edit; okay so, I got the variable to display on the pages (even though it is not currently limited, just yet...) and I cannot get the data to parse in the templates.

    Here's my code:
    class ezirc_Public_StatsBlock
        public static function 
    getChannel($fc, &$controllerResponse, &$viewRenderer, &$controllerParams)
    $options XenForo_Application::get('options');
    $options->ezirc_active && $controllerParams['majorSection'] == 'forums')
    $db XenForo_Application::get('db');
    $xftp "xf_";
    $channel $db->fetchRow("SELECT * FROM `" $xftp "ezirc_channels` WHERE `stats`='1' LIMIT 1");
    count($channel) > 0)
    $controllerParams['ezirc'] = $channel;
    //print_r($controllerParams); // Print information
    I tried $fc->viewParams['ezirc'] = $channel, no luck, and the provided example (with controllerParams) does not work. I'm clueless as far as integration between event listeners and the templates going together. :/
  5. Indigo

    Indigo Active Member

    Glad you got it figured out. :)

    So I take it you didn't need the variable in the container then? Makes things a bit easier, I guess (haven't personally used container params yet).
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Try returning controller params.

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