Tutorial :Is there anything like MasterPages on CodeIgniter Framework?



Question:

I am new to Code Igniter and I wish to know if there is anything that works like MasterPages do on .NET.

Also i was wondering where should i keep my public files, like scripts, styles and images.

Greetings, and Thank you in Advance


Solution:1

Master views aren't built into the framework. To get a similar effect you can load the subview and pass that to the master view.

Controller :

class Items extends Controller  {      function show($id)      {          $item = $this->item_model->get_item($id);            // Load the subview          $content = $this->load->view('item/show', array('item' => $item), true);            // Pass to the master view          $this->load->view('master_view', array('content' => $content));      }  }  

Master view :

<div id="header">  </div>  <div id="content">      <?php echo $content; ?>  </div>  <div id="footer">  </div>  

To answer your other question, I keep all Javascript scripts and CSS in directories in the root of my project.


Solution:2

I'm not sure that they have anything exactly like a master page. CodeIgniter is more of an MVC framework and uses views and controls to build up pages. If you're new to CodeIgniter, net.TutsPlus has a real good series of videos that goes into some depth about how to use the framework for different scenerios. Take a look under the section called "Catch Up" to see the list of videos.

Hope this helps out some and good luck in your project.


Solution:3

try this library

http://www.williamsconcepts.com/ci/codeigniter/libraries/template/?v141


Solution:4

I am not too familiar with .NET or CodeIgniter, but it appears the same functionality can be provided by judicious use of Views. The first sentence on that page says:

In fact, views can flexibly be embedded within other views (within other views, etc., etc.) if you need this type of hierarchy.

This seems like exactly what a MasterPage provides. And in fact, most PHP frameworks and templating systems provide the same features.

In answer to your second question, you may want to keep your scripts, styles, and images in separate folders off of the web root. I believe that URLs are relative to index.php, so keeping your resources near there would make them easier to refer to in your views. Another option is to take a look at the Asset Helper.


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