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obtaining an instance of a controller


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aragonne

21 July 2010 at 11:41am Community Member, 26 Posts

Hi,

I have a class where I want to be able to get an instance of it's parent's controller class.

In the class' controller, I tried:

$myParent = $this->parent();

but it returns the model. Is there anything similar to $this->parent_controller()? I searched the forums but couldn't find anything or didn't use the correct keywords.

thanks!
Steve

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3dgoo

21 July 2010 at 12:42pm Community Member, 133 Posts

Any parent function you may need, you can call with:

parent::functionNameHere();

Just like you do in init:

parent::init();

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aragonne

21 July 2010 at 8:45pm Community Member, 26 Posts

thanks ampedup, but I should've been more specific in that I was trying to get the parent object with respect to the folder tree and not the class that it extends from.