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Understanding Scenarios

Created 3 years ago by Luke JurgsTutorials11 comments – viewed 87,425 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Scenarios are an extremely useful tool for separating validation tasks on any class you use derived from CModel. In this tutorial we will use CActiveRecord.

Code style

Created 4 years ago by zaccariaTips2 comments – viewed 14,411 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Often, when writing widgets or editing Yii code, it is unclear whether or not the code is following the MVC pattern.
tags: mvc

Enforcing "You must agree" requirements in forms

Created 4 years ago by Steve FriedlHow-tos3 comments – viewed 17,507 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Checkboxes have two possible values, true and false, but some applications require that the user select one particular value before proceeding. Examples might be:
tags: validation

Understanding Autoloading, Helper Classes and Helper Functions

Created 3 years ago by Steve FriedlTutorials4 comments – viewed 74,079 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Many Yii users ask how to create helper classes and functions, and though there are numerous approaches spread out among the forum and wiki articles, this Tutorial tries to bring it all together in one place.

Working with CGridView in Admin Panel

Created 2 years ago by vibhaJadwaniTutorials18 comments – viewed 64,950 times – ( +43 / -1 ) – version 1.1
This is a tutorial for how to add input text-Field, check-box, buttons in CGridView.

Organize directories for applications with front-end and back-end

Created 5 years ago by qiangTutorials10 comments – viewed 65,117 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
Large applications are often divided into front-end and back-end (or even more ends) depending on the target user groups. The front-end should be used by common users, while the back-end mainly the administrators or staff members. The two ends usually have dramatically different appearance, even though they may share a lot of code underneath. In this tutorial, we describe a way of organizing directories of the code for both ends.

Adding Yii Search to Your Browser Search Box

Created 4 years ago by qiangTips1 comment – viewed 33,899 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
The official Yii project site now supports OpenSearch. This means you can customize your browser's search box to enable direct search of the content in yiiframework.com. For example, by entering a Yii class name in the browser's search box, the corresponding class API page will be shown in the browser.
tags: search

Multiple-database support in Yii

Created 4 years ago by Steve FriedlHow-tos15 comments – viewed 74,243 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
The customary configuration of a Yii application includes just a single database section in the protected/config/main.php file, but it's easy to extend this to support more than one, tying each Model to one of the databases.
tags: Database

URL component access functions

Created 3 years ago by Steve FriedlTips1 comment – viewed 10,988 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
Many applications wish to obtain parts of the URL for the current page (the hostname, the query string, etc.), and the CHttpRequest class wraps various $_SERVER variables to break down the URL into its constituent parts.
tags: URL, request

How to use an application behavior to maintain runtime configuration

Created 3 years ago by zaccariaHow-tos3 comments – viewed 26,009 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
In this tutorial will be explained a method to manage some configuration runtime. This excellent tutorial follows a similar approach, but requires to write a masterclass which all controllers are supposed to extend, following this wiki you can achieve the same by only editing the configuration.