Multiple view types for a single action?

Is it possible to have more than one kind of view for a specific action,
for example an .rhtml and a .rjs file to handle the view for the same
action?

I suspect not, but this makes me wonder if there a way to call the .rjs
file from within the .rhtml so the statements within it get executed?

Thanks,
Andy

Is it possible to have more than one kind of view for a specific action,
for example an .rhtml and a .rjs file to handle the view for the same
action?

I suspect not, but this makes me wonder if there a way to call the .rjs
file from within the .rhtml so the statements within it get executed?

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/MimeResponds/InstanceMethods.html#M000062

Regards,
Rimantas

http://rimantas.com/

Thank you Rimantas, I am sorry but should have clarified that I wanted
to be able to use the two views together for the single action, the page
you pointed me to answers the question the way I posted it but I should
have elaborated, apologies!

Basically, I want my .rhtml view file to be the display portion for the
given action but I also want it to be able to trigger the javascrpt
calls from a corresponding .rjs file, and this I am not quite sure how
to accomplish.

A quick of summary of what I want to accomplish is having do_stuff.rhtml
display the given page for an action ( do_stuff ) but also have
do_stuff.rjs contain javascript commands to show and hide different
elements on the page, I am not sure how to get to the .rjs file from the
.rhtml file.

Thanks!
Andy

Rimantas L. wrote:

Is it possible to have more than one kind of view for a specific action,
for example an .rhtml and a .rjs file to handle the view for the same
action?

I suspect not, but this makes me wonder if there a way to call the .rjs
file from within the .rhtml so the statements within it get executed?

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/MimeResponds/InstanceMethods.html#M000062

Regards,
Rimantas

http://rimantas.com/

<…>

A quick of summary of what I want to accomplish is having do_stuff.rhtml
display the given page for an action ( do_stuff ) but also have
do_stuff.rjs contain javascript commands to show and hide different
elements on the page, I am not sure how to get to the .rjs file from the
.rhtml file.

You may check render :update
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/Base.html#M000206
(search for
“Rendering inline JavaScriptGenerator page updates”)
and
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Helpers/PrototypeHelper/JavaScriptGenerator/GeneratorMethods.html

These shoul let you to achieve the effect you want. If you want to use
ready made .rjs
then I have no answer yet, and it would be interesting to find out if
there is a way to do it.

Regards,
Rimantas

http://rimantas.com/

<…>

try { $(‘stuff1_div’).show(); $(‘stuff2_div’).show(); } catch (e) {
alert('RJS error …, etc

Any idea what I did wrong, I know page[‘div_id_here’].hide/show works
from inside an .rjs template so am confused why it is not working here.

You can use render :update in controller’s action which responds to
AJAX request.

If you want to have this update code in your normal view use
update_page_tag, like this:

<%= update_page_tag do |page|
page[‘stuff1_div’].show
page[‘stuff2_div’].show
end
%>

Regards,
Rimantas

http://rimantas.com/

Thats terrific, if I could get that to work it would certainly be an
acceptable solution, but I get errors ->

I have the following div containers in my .rhtml page:

and added this inline javascript using the api as an example:

<%=
render :update do |page|
page[‘stuff1_div’].show
page[‘stuff2_div’].show
end
%>

which is giving me these errors:

try { $(‘stuff1_div’).show(); $(‘stuff2_div’).show(); } catch (e) {
alert('RJS error …, etc

Any idea what I did wrong, I know page[‘div_id_here’].hide/show works
from inside an .rjs template so am confused why it is not working here.

Thanks again!
Andy

Rimantas L. wrote:

<…>

A quick of summary of what I want to accomplish is having do_stuff.rhtml
display the given page for an action ( do_stuff ) but also have
do_stuff.rjs contain javascript commands to show and hide different
elements on the page, I am not sure how to get to the .rjs file from the
.rhtml file.

You may check render :update
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/Base.html#M000206
(search for
“Rendering inline JavaScriptGenerator page updates”)
and
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Helpers/PrototypeHelper/JavaScriptGenerator/GeneratorMethods.html

These shoul let you to achieve the effect you want. If you want to use
ready made .rjs
then I have no answer yet, and it would be interesting to find out if
there is a way to do it.

Regards,
Rimantas

http://rimantas.com/

Thats awesome, exactly what I needed to know, thank you very much for
taking the time to illustrate this stuff! :slight_smile:

-Andy

Rimantas L. wrote:

<…>

try { $(‘stuff1_div’).show(); $(‘stuff2_div’).show(); } catch (e) {
alert('RJS error …, etc

Any idea what I did wrong, I know page[‘div_id_here’].hide/show works
from inside an .rjs template so am confused why it is not working here.

You can use render :update in controller’s action which responds to
AJAX request.

If you want to have this update code in your normal view use
update_page_tag, like this:

<%= update_page_tag do |page|
page[‘stuff1_div’].show
page[‘stuff2_div’].show
end
%>

Regards,
Rimantas

http://rimantas.com/

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