Layouts


#1

I created a controller called reports, for which I didn’t have any model
or tables.

I wanted to use a menu/layout structure similar to all my other
models/controllers and added a layout named reports which then gives me
the menu/layout structure but is also now part of all my reports.

That isn’t gonna work so I renamed reports.rhtml to reports_forms.rhtml
(still inside my layouts directory) and then I created a model called
report.rb and inside it…

def forms
render :action => “forms”, :layout :=> “reports_forms”
def

but that doesn’t work either.

How can I have a controller or view that selectively uses a layout?

Craig


#2

How can I have a controller or view that selectively uses a layout?

Craig

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/Layout/ClassMethods.html

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#3

Use the “layout” method at the top of your controller. layout
“layout-name”.
For example: layout “admin”


#4

On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 12:46 +0000, Mikkel B. wrote:

How can I have a controller or view that selectively uses a layout?

Craig

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/Layout/ClassMethods.html


I have been looking at that page and recited the changes I made after
looking at that page and can’t figure it out.

Thanks

Craig


#5

I got it…if I use

render :action => “forms”, :layout => “reports_forms” as the very last
line in the method, it all works

Thanks

Craig


#6

That works the same as if I have a layout with the same name as the
controller - I am trying to selectively have a layout in some methods in
my reports_controller (the screen forms), but not on those that are
destined to be printed.

Craig