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Use shortcut functions to reduce typing

Created 5 years ago by qiangTutorials8 comments – viewed 43,422 times – ( +56 ) – version 1.1
Because Yii intends to be integrated nicely with third-party libraries, it does not define any global functions. Everything in Yii needs to be addressed with full class name or object scopes. For example, to access the current user, we need to use Yii::app()->user; to access application parameters, we need Yii::app()->params['name']; and so on. While editors like textmate can help alleviate the problem of these lengthy typings, it is worthwhile to define global shortcut functions to some commonly used method calls. They will make the application code look cleaner.

Understanding Virtual Attributes and get/set methods

Created 4 years ago by Steve FriedlTutorials19 comments – viewed 105,896 times – ( +77 / -1 ) – version 1.1
When you define or extend a class, you can create class variables and methods in Yii just like you can in any other PHP system:

Behaviors & events

Created 5 years ago by pestaaTutorials10 comments – viewed 103,802 times – ( +50 ) – version 1.1
These features provide endless possibilities and unbelievable flexibility, but as current documentation does not give more than a few examples, it might be difficult to fully understand their internals and requirements.

Creating a dependent dropdown

Created 6 years ago by dalipTutorials53 comments – viewed 272,885 times – ( +109 / -3 ) – version 1.1
Often you'll need a form with two dropdowns, and one dropdown's values will be dependent on the value of the other dropdown. Using Yii's built-in AJAX functionality you can create such a dropdown.

CGridView, CListView and CActiveDataProvider

Created 2 years ago by softarkTutorials21 comments – viewed 93,994 times – ( +46 ) – version 1.1
CGridView (or CListView) together with CActiveDataProvider is a very powerful combination of the built-in tools of Yii. But how do they work together to accomplish their fantastic functions? And what are you expected to do to use them and to customize their behaviors? This article explains the very basics of them.

Relational data fields display and edit with the yii2-detail-view extension

Created 11 months ago by Kartik VTutorials0 comments – viewed 9,539 times – ( +38 ) – version 2.0
If you have read this wiki you would be aware of the yii2-detail-view extension and how it offers you an easy way to EDIT and VIEW your model data, toggle these modes, and other features. You can read the extension documentation and/or view a demo of this extension, to understand usage.

Multi level dropdown menu in Bootstrap

Created about a year ago by sefburhanTutorials1 comment – viewed 13,037 times – ( +37 ) – version 1.1
To get multi level dropdown menu of using boostrap extension (http://www.yiiframework.com/extension/bootstrap/) widget TbNavbar just follow steps

Editing, Deleting, and Viewing model data with the yii2-detail-view extension

Created 11 months ago by Kartik VTutorials1 comment – viewed 11,427 times – ( +37 ) – version 2.0
The yii2-detail-view extension offers you an easy way to EDIT and VIEW your model data, toggle these modes, and adds other features. You can read the extension documentation and/or view a demo of this extension, to understand usage.

Organize directories for applications with front-end and back-end using WebApplicationEnd behavior

Created 5 years ago by andy_sTutorials26 comments – viewed 86,967 times – ( +35 ) – version 1.1
Previously there was described a way to build an application with front-end and back-end. I would like to continue this theme and suggest another way to organize directories using WebApplicationEnd behavior.

Add information to Yii::app()->user by extending CWebUser

Created 5 years ago by atrandafirTutorials11 comments – viewed 108,297 times – ( +34 ) – version 1.1
This little tutorial explains a way how you can retrieve more parameters from Yii::app()->user by adding a component that extends CWebUser and retrieves the user information from database table named User.