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Any way to return all controllers in an application? - El Forum - 10-06-2009

[eluser]Solarpitch[/eluser]
Hi Guys,

just wondering id there is any way I can do something to get all the controllers and pages within an application?

I want to return a list off all the main pages to the user to which he/she can then select what pages they want to have access to and I can go about creating a permissions table for that.

For example:

Dashboard
- view client
- client list
etc

Orders
- new order
- view orders
etc

Then the user can say, ok I need access to the whole dashboard or just the client list etc. Hope this makes sense.


Any way to return all controllers in an application? - El Forum - 10-06-2009

[eluser]BrianDHall[/eluser]
Sort of yes, sort of no. I guess it would be considered 'non-trivial'.

You would need to build a function that would go through all the files in the controllers folder and look through them, and be sure to use the nomenclature of the sort that if a function begins with _ then it isn't really a page.

Out of the box CI only accesses the one requested controller and function called for by your routing.

I believe this topic is considered 'reflection' for the controller that is loaded, and class/function navigating for the files not loaded. I have intentionally avoided any need to do anything like this as it is a bit of a can of worms, so I can't offer much advice further.

It's one of those 'fun' sorts of projects though like building a REST server in PHP - plenty of people do it, its just I generally find it a lot of work without much bang for the buck.

You might check on code or class navigation in PHP to see some ways to go about it.


Any way to return all controllers in an application? - El Forum - 10-06-2009

[eluser]renownedmedia[/eluser]
[quote author="BrianDHall" date="1254867066"]You would need to build a function that would go through all the files in the controllers folder and look through them, and be sure to use the nomenclature of the sort that if a function begins with _ then it isn't really a page.[/quote]

OMG, you're the only person I know other than myself to use the word nomenclature outside the realm of science!


Any way to return all controllers in an application? - El Forum - 10-06-2009

[eluser]BrianDHall[/eluser]
[quote author="Thomas Hunter" date="1254868697"][quote author="BrianDHall" date="1254867066"]You would need to build a function that would go through all the files in the controllers folder and look through them, and be sure to use the nomenclature of the sort that if a function begins with _ then it isn't really a page.[/quote]

OMG, you're the only person I know other than myself to use the word nomenclature outside the realm of science![/quote]

Wow...I didn't even realize I used it! I somehow even managed to use it correctly, no less. Huzzah. Like the man says, never use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice Wink

One thing I've kept from pondering logic, philosophy, and technical lingo is an appreciation for the beauty of precision - there are few things so pleasing as a word that can convey just precisely what you mean...even if occasionally inciting a run on the Wikipedia.

-My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. -Gal-darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a 20-dollar whore.