I would like to call a helper method from my View to construct a sidebar menu. The menu is contextual, so ideally I would like to do something like this: View ---- <%= sidebar_menu %> Helper ------ def sidebar_menu case _calling_view_ when '_view_identifier_' ... build menu... end end where '_calling_view_' is the key that points to the '_view_identifier_', if this this makes sense! I could send a parameter with the method call (eg sidebar_menu('search_screen')), but I consider this redundant. Is this possile? Is there a better approach? -Lindsay
on 2006-05-04 12:45
on 2006-05-05 01:25
Lindsay Boyd wrote: > def sidebar_menu > sidebar_menu('search_screen')), but I consider this redundant. > > Is this possile? Is there a better approach? The action name is available as "action_name". As for the view name, all I can see after a quick look through the Rails code is the variable "@first_render". It'll work, but is undocumented, and so is not guaranteed to work in future versions. -- We develop, watch us RoR, in numbers too big to ignore.