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Template Engine Smarty

myMVC makes use of the robust Template Engine Smarty.

All Templates you define in your module's template folder.

myMVC provides a standard set of template files if you create your module via myMVC.phar (see: Creating a Module). Below you can see the directory structure of the standard set of templates.

templates directory structure (assuming module is Foo)

modules/Foo/templates/
└── Frontend
    ├── content
    │   ├── 404.tpl
    │   ├── _cookieConsent.tpl
    │   ├── index.tpl
    │   └── _noscript.tpl
    └── layout
        ├── footer.tpl
        ├── header.tpl
        ├── index.tpl
        └── menu.tpl

Smarty
For more Information about how to code templates with powerful Smarty Template Engine please visit the official Website https://www.smarty.net/

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assign any variable to your template

assign any variable to your template (assuming module is Foo)

\Foo\View\Index::init()->assign('myFrontendVariable', 'Any Content');

In your template you can access that assigned variable this way:

{$myFrontendVariable}

autoAssign variables

If you created your module via myMVC.phar (see: Creating a Module) or you added additional context information to your route by yourself, you can easily auto assign all additional route infos:

autoAssign variables to template (assuming module is Foo)

\Foo\View\Index::init()->autoAssign(
    Route::getCurrent()
);

render

render the template (assuming module is Foo)

\Foo\View\Index::init()->render();

Accessing Class methods and objects in smarty template

You can access any myMVC Class directly in the templates.

Examples

// gives BasePath
{MVC\Config::get_MVC_BASE_PATH()}

// debugs additional info of the current route object
{MVC\Debug::info(MVC\Route::getCurrent()->get_additional())}

Also you can access methods of assigned Objects:

Example

{$oDTRoutingAdditional->get_sContent()}