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Access to standard methods/ variable in a control command

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Community Member, 47 Posts

26 May 2009 at 11:39pm


I want to write a widget, which I can set different includes into my Sidebar. The php file of the widget works without any errors, but SilverStripe doesn't interpet <% include .... %>. I know, why this doesn't work. Maybe is there a chance to have access the global variable like CurrentMember in my control command.

<% control IncludeIn %>

<% include $Include %>

<% end_control %>

Best regards,



Community Member, 57 Posts

3 June 2009 at 11:42am

Edited: 03/06/2009 11:44am

Write a function in your widget to output the html/text that you want.
Call that function from within the control loop.

Look at the HTML widget, it may do what you want. This forum contains instructions on getting it to work.