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URLSegment in Controler

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Community Member, 28 Posts

11 May 2012 at 6:52am

HI Guys,

I am almost there. With the code below I manged to look for files in a certain directory.

function getDirectoryList($directory)
// create an object to hold directory list
$icons = new DataObjectSet();

// create a handler for the directory
$handler = opendir($folder);

// open directory and walk through the filenames
while ($file = readdir($handler)) {

// if file isn't this directory or its parent, add it to the results
if ($file != "." && $file != ".." && substr($file,0,6)!="thumb_") {
$icons->push(new ArrayData(array(
'File' => $file


// tidy up: close the handler

// done!
//return $results;
return $icons;


Now I only need to have the URL displayed in my HTML, but somehow it isn't displayed:

<% control getDirectoryList($URLSegment) %>
<a href="/Silverstripe/themes/blackcandy/images/photos/$URLSegment/$File" rel="prettyPhoto[pp_gal]" $Title><img src="/Silverstripe/themes/blackcandy/images/photos/$URLSegment/thumb_$File" border="0" width="48" height="48" alt="van Leeuwen PHP test"></a>
<% end_control %>

What am I missing?

I have tried this but this does not work either:




Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

13 May 2012 at 6:26pm

You cannot pass variables into other template variables (in 2.* versions anyway). Why don't you just get the URLSegment in your function?

function getDirectoryList($directory) {
$url = $this->URLSegment;


Community Member, 28 Posts

15 May 2012 at 3:37am

Thank you, Thank you very very much again - This works like a charm!