\Dewdrop\View\HelperTextarea

Render a standard HTML textarea. This helper can optionally leverage a \Dewdrop\Db\Field object to set it's options.

Example usage:

echo $this->textarea($this->fields->get('animals:long_description'));

Summary

Methods
Properties
Constants
__construct()
partial()
direct()
No public properties found
No constants found
delegateIfArgsProvided()
delegateByArgs()
checkRequired()
getHelperName()
ensurePresent()
ensureArray()
directField()
directExplicit()
directArray()
$view
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prepareOptionsArray()
No private properties found
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Properties

$view

$view : \Dewdrop\View\View

The view that instantiated this helper.

Type

\Dewdrop\View\View

Methods

__construct()

__construct(\Dewdrop\View\View  $view) 

Create helper, accepting a reference to the related view object

Parameters

\Dewdrop\View\View $view

partial()

partial(string  $name, array  $data) : string

Render a partial view script.

Generally, your helper should render HTML with partial view scripts rather than generating the markup in the helper class directly. This makes it easier for frontend developers to make modifications to the HTML.

The $data parameter should contain key-value pairs for each variable you'd like available in your partial view.

Parameters

string $name
array $data

Returns

string —

The rendered output

direct()

direct() : string

Render the input.

This method will delegate to directField(), directExplicit(), or directArray() depending upon the arguments that are passed to it.

Returns

string

delegateIfArgsProvided()

delegateIfArgsProvided(array  $args, string  $method = 'directWithArgs') : $this|string

Useful in cases where you want to just return the helper if the user didn't provide any args to direct(), but want to call a short-cut method if they did.

Parameters

array $args
string $method

Returns

$this|string

delegateByArgs()

delegateByArgs(array  $args, string  $methodPrefix) : mixed

Delegate to one of three methods depending upon the contents of the $args array:

  • If $args[0] is an instance of \Dewdrop\Db\Field, call "{$methodPrefix}Field".
  • If $args[0] is an array, call "{$methodPrefix}Array".
  • Otherwise, call "{$methodPrefix}Explicit".

Parameters

array $args

The arguments to pass the delegated method.

string $methodPrefix

Returns

mixed

checkRequired()

checkRequired(array  $options, array  $required) : \Dewdrop\View\Helper\AbstractHelper

Check that the values in $required are present as keys in $options.

Use this in methods accepting parameters as an array of key-value pairs to ensure that required parameters are present. If one of the required parameters is absent, an exception is thrown.

Parameters

array $options
array $required

Throws

\Dewdrop\Exception

Returns

\Dewdrop\View\Helper\AbstractHelper

getHelperName()

getHelperName() : string

Get the helper name, which is the suffix at the end of the fully qualified class name after the final namespace separator ("\").

Returns

string

ensurePresent()

ensurePresent(array  $options, array  $present) : \Dewdrop\View\Helper\AbstractHelper

Ensure that the values in $present are keys in $options.

If the key is absent from $options, it will be added with a null value. Therefore, this method differs from checkRequired() in that the user must supply a value (even if that value is null) before checkRequired(), but for ensurePresent() the key will simply be added if the user hadn't already specified a value.

Note: Notice that the $options parameter is handled by-reference to allow creation of the missing keys while still allowing chaining to other methods.

Parameters

array $options
array $present

Returns

\Dewdrop\View\Helper\AbstractHelper

ensureArray()

ensureArray(array  $options, array  $isArray) : \Dewdrop\View\Helper\AbstractHelper

Ensure that the values in the $isArray parameter are present in $options as an array.

If the option's current value is null, it will be converted to an array. If the option's current value is not null but also not an array, it will be wrapped in an array. For example, if you had a "classes" option that let the user specify one or more CSS classes, they could use a string to define a single class and this method would wrap that single value in array array to make the handling of the various options simpler and more consistent for the view helper developer.

Note: Notice that the $options parameter is handled by-reference to allow creation of the missing keys while still allowing chaining to other methods.

Parameters

array $options
array $isArray

Returns

\Dewdrop\View\Helper\AbstractHelper

directField()

directField(\Dewdrop\Db\Field  $field, array  $options = array()) : string

Use the supplied \Dewdrop\Db\Field object to set the helper's options and then render the input.

Parameters

\Dewdrop\Db\Field $field
array $options

Returns

string

directExplicit()

directExplicit(string  $name, boolean  $value, string  $class = null) : string

Explicitly set the basic arguments for this helper and then render the input.

Parameters

string $name
boolean $value
string $class

Returns

string

directArray()

directArray(array  $options) : string

Set the helper's options using an array of key-value pairs and then render the input.

Parameters

array $options

Returns

string

prepareOptionsArray()

prepareOptionsArray(array  $options) : array

Prepare the options array for the directArray() method, checking that required options are set, ensuring "classes" is an array and adding "classes" and "id" to the options array, if they are not present already.

Parameters

array $options

Returns

array