Application Errors w/ layout & custom view pages


#1
  1. I get Rails Application Error when trying to use layout

test_controller
def list
layout “stdlayout”
end

in the views/test/layouts stdlayout.rhtml

test

Test

<%= content_for_layout %>
  1. I get Rails Application Error when trying to use a separate display
    page

I create a method in the test_controller
def welcome
end

in test/views I create an html page called welcome.rhtml

what am I missing ? thanks.


#2

John,

I believe you want to use <%= @content_for_layout %> and not
‘content_for_layout.’

I also believe the method #layout is a class method that shouldn’t be
placed inside an action:

class TestController
layout ‘stdlayout’

actions go here…

If you want to have a specific layout for an action, try (for the API):

def help
render :action => “help/index”, :layout => “help”
end

  • Derek

On 12/31/05, John T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:


Derek H.
HighGroove Studios - http://www.highgroove.com
Atlanta, GA
Keeping it Simple.
404.593.4879


#3

Thanks, but neither the layouts or custom html pages are working - still
getting application errors (vers. 1.0 and ruby 1.8.3 ubuntu). Something
seems really wrong not to be able to do these things after spending
hours with it. I’m either really missing something or maybe rails is
still too fragile/inflexible for our needs at this point.


#4

What is the trace of the ApplicationError? Without that, it’s pretty
tough to figure out what’s wrong.

  • Derek

On 12/31/05, John T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

‘content_for_layout.’

test_controller

what am I missing ? thanks.

Rails mailing list
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails


Derek H.
HighGroove Studios - http://www.highgroove.com
Atlanta, GA
Keeping it Simple.
404.593.4879


#5

Thanks all for suggestions. Actually the layout is in views/layouts - I
just mistyped in email. I have shown vital info & log below. The
default scaffold list without layout works fine. I get similar error
when trying to use a separate/custom page (ie welcome, help, … etc)
beyond the standard scaffold stuff. And I cannot find any examples of
such.

class AgenciesController < ApplicationController
layout ‘stdlayout’

def index
list
render :action => ‘list’
end
def list
@agency_pages, @agencies = paginate :agencies, :per_page => 10
end

…/app/views/layouts/stdlayout.rhtml

test

login screen

<%= @content_for_layout %>

Processing AgenciesController#index (for 127.0.0.1 at 2005-12-31
15:59:08) [GET]
Parameters: {“action”=>“index”, “controller”=>“agencies”}
e[4;36;1mAgency Count (0.001912)e[0m e[0;1mSELECT COUNT(*) FROM
agencies e[0m
e[4;35;1mAgency Load (0.000740)e[0m e[0mSELECT * FROM agencies
LIMIT 10 OFFSET 0e[0m
Rendering actionlistlayoutfalse within layouts/stdlayout
Rendering agencies/list
e[4;36;1mSQL (0.004213)e[0m e[0;1m SELECT a.attname,
format_type(a.atttypid, a.atttypmod), d.adsrc, a.attnotnull
FROM pg_attribute a LEFT JOIN pg_attrdef d
ON a.attrelid = d.adrelid AND a.attnum = d.adnum
WHERE a.attrelid = ‘agencies’::regclass
AND a.attnum > 0 AND NOT a.attisdropped
ORDER BY a.attnum
e[0m

Steven S. wrote:

In the case of 1) the layout should be in app>views>layouts, not
app>views>test>layouts and as pointed out in another reply, layout
should be at the class level, not inside a method and you want
@content_for_layout not content_for_layout. For 2), what error are you
getting specifically? What’s in your development.log?


#6

In the case of 1) the layout should be in app>views>layouts, not
app>views>test>layouts and as pointed out in another reply, layout
should be at the class level, not inside a method and you want
@content_for_layout not content_for_layout. For 2), what error are
you getting specifically? What’s in your development.log?


#7

Steven S. wrote:

What are the names of your models / tables used with this controller /
action?

table: agencies model: agency.rb (class Agency)


#8

What are the names of your models / tables used with this
controller / action?

Thanks.