Hi, I have a utility class (in the lib/media_set/media.rb file in my ruby application) and in there, I would like to access the ActionView::Helpers::FormTagHelper.select_tag and ActionView::Helpers::FormOptionsHelper.options_for_select to create a select tag. However, in the view files, I can just refer to select_tag(...) or options_for_select(...) and obviously rails "know" that these are instance methods on some instance of the FormTagHelp and FormOptionsHelper classes. I have two questions: 1. how can I use the select_tag and options_for_select methods in my utility class? Can I use the same instance as would have been used in the view? 2. how does Rails make accessible or associate select_tag and options_for_select with an existing instance of these classes in the view file? Much appreciated.
on 2007-05-03 04:53