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Best way to determine if an object has been 'decorated'?

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Community Member, 166 Posts

20 January 2012 at 2:36am


How do you determine if an object has been 'decorated' or if an extension has been added?

I thought of using method_exists(...) to see if a particular method existed in an object, but there are no occurrences of it in the SilverStripe code of so there must be more proper 'SilverStripe' way to do this.

In particular what I'm trying to do is determine programmatically if the Addressable module has been added to an object / controller (eg SiteConfig) before calling a method in a shortcode handler.

Thanks very much.


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

20 January 2012 at 5:03am

Maybe this:

if ($MyObject->hasExtension($extension)) ...


Community Member, 166 Posts

4 February 2012 at 2:53am

@martimiz - Thank you for your reply. Sounds like exactly what I'm looking for.