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Passing $URLSegment to PageController?

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Community Member, 14 Posts

18 February 2010 at 10:02pm

Edited: 18/02/2010 10:02pm


i am kind of desperate.. I am unsing a Gallery and want do determine the filenames for the Images based on the $URLSegment.
The Pictures are located inside /themes/path/img/gallery and are named like the matching $URLSegment's with trailing numbers. The images are uploaded straight in the folder and not proccessed as assets.

My first approach was to pass $URLSegment within the control, which failed:

<% control GalleryImages($URLSegment) %>
<% end_control %>

Then i found in the docs that $URLSegment should be an accessible variable inside the Page_Controller class (and subclasses).
This is my next approach:


	function GalleryImages(){
		$path = "../themes/path/img/gallery";
		$filetypes = array("jpg", "png", "gif");
		$files = new array();
		$handle=opendir ($path);
		while ($file = readdir ($handle)) {
		  if (strlen($file) >= strlen($URLSegment)) {
			// filename starts with URLSegment?
		  	$matchfile= strpos($file, $URLSegment,0 ) === 0;
				// filename matches filetypes?
				foreach ($filetypes as $filetype){
					$matchfiletype=substr_compare($file, $filetype, ((int) strlen($filetype) * -1)) === 0;
					if ($matchfiletype && $matchfile) {
						$files[] = array('Image' => $file); 
		return new DataObjectSet($files);

What am i doing wrong? And how can i determin the current URLSegment inside the controller?

Kind Regards


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

18 February 2010 at 10:45pm

how can i determin the current URLSegment inside the controller?

$this->URLSegment will return the controllers URL segment


Community Member, 14 Posts

19 February 2010 at 12:26am

Edited: 19/02/2010 12:26am

Thanks for the quick hint Willr!

It works like a charm :)


Community Member, 99 Posts

10 July 2014 at 11:24pm

I tried to make a quick enquiry widget.

The widget is on a page for example: http://mydomain/groups/cardiff

After saving the data and email i want to redirect to the same page.

$myredirector = Director::baseURL().Director::get_current_page()->URLSegment.'/?success=1';

is returning


i have tried
$myredirector = Director::baseURL(). $this->Link() . "/?success=1"
which returned

i don't want the widget/59


Community Member, 344 Posts

10 July 2014 at 11:35pm

Edited: 10/07/2014 11:36pm

$myredirector = Director::get_current_page()->Link() . "?success=1";
// groups/cardiff/?success=1