Forum: Ruby on Rails sharing layout code among different controllers

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74bdb7628960d0bc1cc62647cd105eca?d=identicon&s=25 mizage (Guest)
on 2005-12-16 17:17
I want to have one layout for my whole application. The app
has multiple controllers. Is it true that layouts are associated
w/ one controller?
thanks, etienne
33478bbfbd0e2bf2737eca60a555af76?d=identicon&s=25 Frank (Guest)
on 2005-12-16 17:21
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I think all you need to do is:

layout "yourlayout"

on each controller


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74bdb7628960d0bc1cc62647cd105eca?d=identicon&s=25 mizage (Guest)
on 2005-12-16 17:26
ok just found the solution. According to the agile web dev book it says
"If you create a layout call 'application' in the 'layouts' directory,
it will be applied to all controllers that don't otherwise have a layout
defined for them"
2dd904ec5981c31e7bb7a5743a53caf8?d=identicon&s=25 Bruce Balmer (brucebalmer)
on 2005-12-16 17:54
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Yes. But there is a solution.  Make a layout called application.rhtml
and drop it in the root of the layouts folder.  Your app always
checks for the existence of that file.  There is a potential gotcha
here.  If you also have a controller specific layout (made
automatically by scaffolding) it will OVERRIDE the application.rhtml

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