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Class Helper

Abstract base class for all other Helpers in CakePHP. Provides common methods and features.

Callback methods

Helpers support a number of callback methods. These callbacks allow you to hook into the various view lifecycle events and either modify existing view content or perform other application specific logic. The events are not implemented by this base class, as implementing a callback method subscribes a helper to the related event. The callback methods are as follows:

  • beforeRender(Event $event, $viewFile) - beforeRender is called before the view file is rendered.
  • afterRender(Event $event, $viewFile) - afterRender is called after the view file is rendered but before the layout has been rendered.
  • beforeLayout(Event $event, $layoutFile)` - beforeLayout is called before the layout is rendered.
  • afterLayout(Event $event, $layoutFile) - afterLayout is called after the layout has rendered.
  • beforeRenderFile(Event $event, $viewFile) - Called before any view fragment is rendered.
  • afterRenderFile(Event $event, $viewFile, $content) - Called after any view fragment is rendered. If a listener returns a non-null value, the output of the rendered file will be set to that.
Cake\View\Helper implements Cake\Event\EventListenerInterface uses Cake\Core\InstanceConfigTrait

Direct Subclasses

Namespace: Cake\View
Location: View/Helper.php

Properties summary

  • $_View protected
    The View instance this helper is attached to
  • $_defaultConfig protected
    array
    Default config for this helper.
  • $_helperMap protected
    array
    A helper lookup table used to lazy load helper objects.
  • $fieldset public
    array
    Unused.
  • $helpers protected
    array
    List of helpers used by this helper
  • $tags public
    array
    Unused.

Inherited Properties

Method Summary

  • __call() public
    Provide non fatal errors on missing method calls.
  • __construct() public
    Default Constructor
  • __debugInfo() public

    Returns an array that can be used to describe the internal state of this object.

  • __get() public
    Lazy loads helpers.
  • __set() public
    Magic setter for removed properties.
  • Returns a string read to be used in confirm()
  • _confirm() protected
    Returns a string to be used as onclick handler for confirm dialogs.
  • addClass() public
    Adds the given class to the element options
  • getView() public
    Get the view instance this helper is bound to.
  • Get the View callbacks this helper is interested in.
  • initialize() public
    Constructor hook method.

Method Detail

__call()source public

__call( string $method , array $params )

Provide non fatal errors on missing method calls.

Parameters

string $method
Method to invoke
array $params
Array of params for the method.

__construct()source public

__construct( Cake\View\View $View , array $config = [] )

Default Constructor

Parameters

Cake\View\View $View
The View this helper is being attached to.
array $config optional []
Configuration settings for the helper.

__debugInfo()source public

__debugInfo( )

Returns an array that can be used to describe the internal state of this object.

Returns

array

__get()source public

__get( string $name )

Lazy loads helpers.

Parameters

string $name
Name of the property being accessed.

Returns

Cake\View\Helper|null
Helper instance if helper with provided name exists

__set()source public

__set( string $name , mixed $value )

Magic setter for removed properties.

Parameters

string $name
Property name.
mixed $value
Value to set.

_cleanConfirmMessage()source protected

_cleanConfirmMessage( string $message )

Returns a string read to be used in confirm()

Parameters

string $message
The message to clean

Returns

mixed

_confirm()source protected

_confirm( string $message , string $okCode , string $cancelCode = '' , array $options = [] )

Returns a string to be used as onclick handler for confirm dialogs.

Parameters

string $message
Message to be displayed
string $okCode
Code to be executed after user chose 'OK'
string $cancelCode optional ''
Code to be executed after user chose 'Cancel'
array $options optional []
Array of options

Returns

string
onclick JS code

addClass()source public

addClass( array $options = [] , string|null $class = null , string $key = 'class' )

Adds the given class to the element options

Parameters

array $options optional []
Array options/attributes to add a class to
string|null $class optional null
The class name being added.
string $key optional 'class'
the key to use for class.

Returns

array
Array of options with $key set.

getView()source public

getView( )

Get the view instance this helper is bound to.

Returns

Cake\View\View
The bound view instance.

implementedEvents()source public

implementedEvents( )

Get the View callbacks this helper is interested in.

By defining one of the callback methods a helper is assumed to be interested in the related event.

Override this method if you need to add non-conventional event listeners. Or if you want helpers to listen to non-standard events.

Returns

array

Implementation of

Cake\Event\EventListenerInterface::implementedEvents()

initialize()source public

initialize( array $config )

Constructor hook method.

Implement this method to avoid having to overwrite the constructor and call parent.

Parameters

array $config
The configuration settings provided to this helper.

Methods used from Cake\Core\InstanceConfigTrait

_configDelete()source protected

_configDelete( string $key )

Deletes a single config key.

Parameters

string $key
Key to delete.

Throws

Cake\Core\Exception\Exception
if attempting to clobber existing config

_configRead()source protected

_configRead( string|null $key )

Reads a config key.

Parameters

string|null $key
Key to read.

Returns

mixed

_configWrite()source protected

_configWrite( string|array $key , mixed $value , boolean|string $merge = false )

Writes a config key.

Parameters

string|array $key
Key to write to.
mixed $value
Value to write.
boolean|string $merge optional false

True to merge recursively, 'shallow' for simple merge, false to overwrite, defaults to false.

Throws

Cake\Core\Exception\Exception
if attempting to clobber existing config

config()source public deprecated

config( string|array|null $key = null , mixed|null $value = null , boolean $merge = true )

Gets/Sets the config.

Usage

Reading the whole config:

$this->config();

Reading a specific value:

$this->config('key');

Reading a nested value:

$this->config('some.nested.key');

Setting a specific value:

$this->config('key', $value);

Setting a nested value:

$this->config('some.nested.key', $value);

Updating multiple config settings at the same time:

$this->config(['one' => 'value', 'another' => 'value']);

Deprecated

3.4.0 use setConfig()/getConfig() instead.

Parameters

string|array|null $key optional null
The key to get/set, or a complete array of configs.
mixed|null $value optional null
The value to set.
boolean $merge optional true
Whether to recursively merge or overwrite existing config, defaults to true.

Returns

mixed
Config value being read, or the object itself on write operations.

Throws

Cake\Core\Exception\Exception
When trying to set a key that is invalid.

configShallow()source public

configShallow( string|array $key , mixed|null $value = null )

Merge provided config with existing config. Unlike config() which does a recursive merge for nested keys, this method does a simple merge.

Setting a specific value:

$this->configShallow('key', $value);

Setting a nested value:

$this->configShallow('some.nested.key', $value);

Updating multiple config settings at the same time:

$this->configShallow(['one' => 'value', 'another' => 'value']);

Parameters

string|array $key
The key to set, or a complete array of configs.
mixed|null $value optional null
The value to set.

Returns


$this

getConfig()source public

getConfig( string|null $key = null , mixed $default = null )

Returns the config.

Usage

Reading the whole config:

$this->getConfig();

Reading a specific value:

$this->getConfig('key');

Reading a nested value:

$this->getConfig('some.nested.key');

Reading with default value:

$this->getConfig('some-key', 'default-value');

Parameters

string|null $key optional null
The key to get or null for the whole config.
mixed $default optional null
The return value when the key does not exist.

Returns

mixed
Configuration data at the named key or null if the key does not exist.

setConfig()source public

setConfig( string|array $key , mixed|null $value = null , boolean $merge = true )

Sets the config.

Usage

Setting a specific value:

$this->setConfig('key', $value);

Setting a nested value:

$this->setConfig('some.nested.key', $value);

Updating multiple config settings at the same time:

$this->setConfig(['one' => 'value', 'another' => 'value']);

Parameters

string|array $key
The key to set, or a complete array of configs.
mixed|null $value optional null
The value to set.
boolean $merge optional true
Whether to recursively merge or overwrite existing config, defaults to true.

Returns


$this

Throws

Cake\Core\Exception\Exception
When trying to set a key that is invalid.

Properties detail

$_Viewsource

protected Cake\View\View

The View instance this helper is attached to

$_defaultConfigsource

protected array

Default config for this helper.

[]

$_helperMapsource

protected array

A helper lookup table used to lazy load helper objects.

[]

$fieldsetsource

public array

Unused.

Deprecated

3.7.0 This property is unused and will be removed in 4.0.0.
[]

$helperssource

protected array

List of helpers used by this helper

[]

$tagssource

public array

Unused.

Deprecated

3.7.0 This property is unused and will be removed in 4.0.0.
[]

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