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comment creation in button function


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31 October 2009 at 11:56am (Last edited: 1 November 2009 1:22am), Community Member, 11 Posts

Hello community,

i hope you can help me with the following problem:

i want to create a button and when you click on this button it should call a function.

So i tried this:
in page.php i added:

function showbutton() {
$button = new FormAction (
$action = "doAction",
$title = "Submit button"
return $button;

function doAction() {
    my code.....

in the template i add $showbutton.

when i open the page, i can see the button but nothing happens when i click on it.



31 October 2009 at 1:52pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

For that to work the button has to be in a form object. You might have to do something like pass a blank field to to get the form to work

function showbutton() {
return new Form($this, 'showbutton', new FieldSet(new HiddenField('Hidden')), new FieldSet(new FormAction('doAction', 'Submit Button')));


31 October 2009 at 11:12pm Community Member, 11 Posts

ah ok, i didn´t know that

thanky you willr

it works now :)


1 November 2009 at 1:21am (Last edited: 1 November 2009 1:24am), Community Member, 11 Posts

hmm... now i have a new problem

i want to create a comment when i click on the button

when i add this to the do action function and click the button, no comment is beeing created...

    $comment = new PageComment();
    $comment->Name = "Name";
    $comment->Comment = "DasIstDerComment";
    $comment->ParentID = "1";

but when i add it to showbutton it works (it creates a comment each time i visit the site) so the code itself should be right?

Thank you



1 November 2009 at 10:41am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Well does it call the doAction function at all? Put a die() in that function to see if it calls it at all.

Actually looking at your code I think it is because doAction() needs 2 parameters (one for the data, one for the form object) so try change the function line to..

function doAction($data, $form) {


2 November 2009 at 3:30am Community Member, 11 Posts

thank you very much for your help :)

it works now