I'm getting confused. If I have a view (.rhtml), I can use a field helper like: <%= text_field :mymodel, :attribute %> This uses the value from @mymodel.attribute Now, if I am rendering a template normally (i.e. not partial), I would expect @mymodel to be a model object defined as an instance variable in the controller. However, if I am rendering a partial template, I either have: render :partial => 'mything', :object => @mymodel or render :partial => 'mything', :collection => @mymodelcollection Now, inside the template, the @mymodel object is available as the *local* variable mything (same as template name). If I have a field helper, I cannot now use: text_field :mything, :attribute because text_field expects @mything (an instance variable). I can get around this my putting at the top of my partial template: <% @mything = mything %> but this seems a little clunky and un-Ruby-ish. Is there a better way? Thanks, Julian
on 2006-05-04 23:24
on 2006-05-04 23:34
On 5/4/06, Julian Gall <email@example.com> wrote: > the controller. > If I have a field helper, I cannot now use: > Not that I'm aware of. That's the way DHH told me to do it. Heh.