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Strange Question about $variable


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TerryMiddleton

Community Member, 108 Posts

30 March 2009 at 12:56pm

I'm new and I'm just trying to better understand everything so I apologize for the simple question.

When I use a variable in a page such as: $Breadcrumbs

Is the $Breadcrumbs actually referencing the class that has been built?

I'm trying to put a login at the top of the page and I'm working through understanding who to best accomplish this.

I've attached a pic of what it will look like.

Thanks for your thoughts,

Terry

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Carbon Crayon

Community Member, 598 Posts

30 March 2009 at 1:03pm

Hi Terry

$Breadcrumbs is a function in sapphire/core/model/SiteTree.php which returns the breadcrumbs trail. $Variable is either a function in the model/controller or a field attached to the current page or one of its decendents.

To use the login form simply add $LoginForm to your template. To style it you might want to wrap it in a div with a unique ID so that you can easily target the elements in that specifig login form.

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TerryMiddleton

Community Member, 108 Posts

30 March 2009 at 3:15pm

Is there somewhere that reveals all the functions? I saw some documentation early that looked like it might what I'm looking for.

Again, this is very helpful. I'm really enjoying working with SilverStripe.

Terry

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banal

Community Member, 901 Posts

30 March 2009 at 7:41pm

Hi Terry

Here's a list of the built in controls:
http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=built-in-page-controls

A lot of them aren't explained, but at least they're listed on the bottom of the page.