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bebabeba

Community Member, 193 Posts

19 July 2010 at 9:29pm

I read documentation but is not clear the difference between extends Page and extends DataObject when i create a new class.
If I create a new page type what I must use?

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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

19 July 2010 at 9:34pm

extending Page is what you want.

when you extend Page, you get the stuff from DataObject.

I suggest you read this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inheritance_(object-oriented_programming)

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

19 July 2010 at 10:44pm

Page extends SiteTree which extends DataObject. So you get all the functionality of dataobjects in your Page objects with a ton of stuff from SiteTree http://api.silverstripe.org/2.4/cms/SiteTree.html sometimes this is useful (say for page types in the cms - where you want to extend page) and sometimes its not so useful (eg in this forum, each post is a dataobject since no need to 'create' it as a page).