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Integrating Zend Framework lib / Autoload


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19 March 2010 at 6:39am Community Member, 78 Posts


anyone got an idea of integrating Zend Framework Classes/Components with the Zend Autoload features ?
In my App i want to use some zf classes inside an SS class.
Don't get it working.....

Kind regards,


19 March 2010 at 10:27am Community Member, 712 Posts

Sapphire will autoload classes for you. Just make sure the Zend classes are sitting somewhere that Sapphire can add them to the manifest. Note that 2.4 actually uses some Zend classes (Caching and Date stuff in particular I think), so you can have a look at those for examples.


20 March 2010 at 12:45am Community Member, 78 Posts

Hmmm, i do not think it's a good approach to add thousands of classes to the manifest.

For now i will do it this way:


function __autoload($className) {
   global $_CLASS_MANIFEST;
   if(isset($_CLASS_MANIFEST[$className])) {
   } elseif ( substr ($className, 0, 4) == "Zend" ) {
      require(str_replace('_', '/', $className) . '.php');

inside an own Method of a controller:

$user = '';
$pass = 'YYYYYYYYY';
$service = Zend_Gdata_Calendar::AUTH_SERVICE_NAME; // predefined service name for calendar
$client = Zend_Gdata_ClientLogin::getHttpClient($user,$pass,$service);
$gdataCal = new Zend_Gdata_Calendar($client);
$this->gdataCal = $gdataCal;

Assuming that the Zend Framework lib is in the include_path.

Works fine.

I will try to do solve it a less ugly way ......