Multiple Layouts - Single Controller

How do I do multiple layouts for a single controller:

I am aware I can do… render(:layout =>‘mylayout’) for individual
actions, however this becomes a multiple render problem.

I tried this…

layout “mylayout”, :except => [:myaction, :myotheraction]
layout “myotherlayout”, :only => [:myaction, :myotheraction]

However that doesn’t work, I just get blank layouts for :myaction and
:myotheraction

Suggestions?

~Jamie

On 7/18/06, Jamie Q. [email protected] wrote:

However that doesn’t work, I just get blank layouts for :myaction and

layout :choose_layout

def choose_layout
[“myaction”, “myotheraction”].include?(action_name) ?
“myotherlayout” : “mylayout”
end

Thanks! I didn’t know that “action_name” was available

Explanation to others who may be wondering…

rails will look for a layout named “choose_layout” and if it doesn’t

find
it look for an action named “choose_layout”
layout :choose_layout

define a method that will select the proper layout and make it private

private
def choose_layout
#see if login or signup is the requested action name where
“action_name”
is a variable set by rails.
[“login”,“signup”].include?(action_name)
# if this is true then render “account” otherwise render “standard”
? “account” : “standard”
end

On 7/18/06, Jamie Q. [email protected] wrote:

private
def choose_layout
#see if login or signup is the requested action name where “action_name”
is a variable set by rails.
[“login”,“signup”].include?(action_name)
# if this is true then render “account” otherwise render “standard”
? “account” : “standard”
end

I’m wondering if this would be worth a bug report. As I understand
you’re supposed to be able to use layout ‘whatever’, :only => [‘this’,
‘that’]. Maybe it’s only in the newest versions though.

On 7/18/06, Chuck V. [email protected] wrote:

you’re supposed to be able to use layout ‘whatever’, :only => [‘this’,
‘that’]. Maybe it’s only in the newest versions though.


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You can use layout :only and layout :except, but you can only use one
of them in any given controller. It’s a really common question, and
it’s worked that way for a long, long time so it’s not a bug. I
couldn’t tell you the reasoning behind it though.

Pat

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