Which Code Event Listener Listens to Link.php?

James

Well-known member
Which code event listener should I be using to modify the buildAdminLink() function located in library/XenForo/Link.php?

I've created a function to change:
Code:
$outputLink = 'admin.php' . ($append !== '' ? '?' : '') . $append;
to:
Code:
$outputLink = 'someSecretPage.php' . ($append !== '' ? '?' : '') . $append;
But the admin links are still resolving to admin.php rather than someSecretPage.php
 

Lawrence

Well-known member
I'm not sure if there is a more specific one, but you can use load_class_controller to listen for class XenForo_Link being loaded and then extend it.
Code:
<?php

class YourAddon_Listener_LoadClassController
{
        public static function loadClassListener($class, &$extend)
        {

                if ($class == 'XenForo_Link')
                {
                        $extend[] = 'YourAddon_Xxxxxxxxxxxx_ClassName';
                }

        }

}
 

James

Well-known member
OK so my listener:

PHP:
<?php

class James_Listener_AdminLink
{
    public static function extendAdminLink($class, array &$extend)
    {
        if ($class == 'XenForo_Link')
        {
            $extend[] = 'James_Link';
        }
    }
}
That's right, assuming my listener is located in library/James/Listener/AdminLink.php (which it is) and it's extending James_Link, located at library/James/Link.php - however the links are still resolving to admin.php... hmm...

My Link.php file is then extending XFCP_James_Link as it's meant to, using exactly the same buildAdminLink() function except for a different link in the $outputLink variable.
 

James

Well-known member
Thanks Mike. Are there going to be more event listeners added, so that we can override the code that can't currently be overridden?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
That class isn't a good candidate as it's called entirely statically and changing the prefix of links isn't really a target. This is the sort of change that works with core changes much more easily.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
No, its entirely static as Mike stated. What are you attempting to do that you need to extend XenForo_Link?
 

Marcus

Well-known member
On my virtual nodes, in thread_list all threads have a &virtual_node_id=1234. When a user clicks on them, they are redirected to the thread which the user is displayed in the 1234 node (breadcrumbs etc. are all from 1234). The problems is the unread/ action. In ControllerPublic_Thread::actionUnread I had to rewrite XenForo_Link::buildPublicLink('threads', $thread, array('page' => $page, $extraParams)) where $extraParams['virtual_node_id'] = $virtualNodeId;

So actually now I have a 1:1 copy of actionUnread in my addon with only a few changes. But I want to work completely without overwriting a whole function.

I want to listen to buildPublicLink and add $extraParams['virtual_node_id'] = $thread['virtual_node_id]; That would make me so happy :)
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Maybe I don't want to ask this question or get into this conversation.

But why do you have virtual nodes? What do they do?
 

Marcus

Well-known member
Imagine a religious community

Node1 Christian Forum
Subnode2 Abraham -> its actually a virtual node to Subnode 5
Subnode3 Jesus
Node4 Jewis Forum
Subnode5 Abraham

Users browsing Subnode 2 have this breadcrumb: Node1 > Subnode 2. All threads are from Subnode 5.

You might get a better explanation for this, and there are better examples. My community is a bit complex, so this is a bit of an idea. A virtual node is actually a linkforum that works without the user noticing its a link forum.

Do you have an idea how to make this work without overwriting a whole function?
 
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