Shared base controller between modules

I am setting up a multi-module application, so far I have it setup like this example http://docs.phalconphp.com/en/latest/reference/applications.html.

But I was wondering if its possible to have shared base controller that both the backend and frontend controllers extend from. This is so I can have a single ACL in the base controller. How would I set that up?



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edited Nov '14

According to the docs I can create a controllerbase anywhere and then just require this file directly in the bootstrap file or cause to be loaded using any autoloader. So I created a folder called apps/shared/controllers/ControllerBase.php and required this file directly in the bootstrap file but this does not work.

If I try to load a controller like so:

class AdminController extends ControllerBase
{

    public function indexAction()
    {
        echo "<h1>Hello admin!</h1>";
    }
}

I get an error ...Backend\Controllers\ControllerBase' not found in......

So how do I cause to be loaded using any autoloader as per the docs? Do I need to register it as its own namespace or something?



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Should I even be using that file structure or is the modules one in devtools better?

I have created another project like so: phalcon project --name test_modules --type modules --enable-webtools

I have noticed that webtools does'nt seem to be working correctly, I get "Please specify a controller directory" when trying to create controllers

And "Database configuration cannot be loaded from your config file" when trying to create models

Scaffolding : "Adapter was not found in the config. Please specify a config variable [database][adapter]"

I have database set up with a table in it and as far as I can tell apps/frontend/config/config.php is config file so why is web tools not seeing it?

Does it even work with more than one module in an site?



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do you use namespace?

try this solution class AdminController extends \ControllerBase

According to the docs I can create a controllerbase anywhere and then just require this file directly in the bootstrap file or cause to be loaded using any autoloader. So I created a folder called apps/shared/controllers/ControllerBase.php and required this file directly in the bootstrap file but this does not work.

If I try to load a controller like so:

```php class AdminController extends ControllerBase {

public function indexAction() { echo "<h1>Hello admin!</h1>"; } } ```

I get an error ...Backend\Controllers\ControllerBase' not found in......

So how do I cause to be loaded using any autoloader as per the docs? Do I need to register it as its own namespace or something?



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Im am trying to use namespace but not sure how to register a namespace in my shared folder that will work accross both modules?



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I assume this is your base controller and you follow PSR-4 standard

<?php
// filepath : /var/www/your/project/app/shared/BaseController.php

namespace Vendor\App\Shared;

use Phalcon\Mvc\Controller;

class BaseController extends Controller
{

}

and this is your module controller

<?php
// filepath : /var/www/your/project/app/module/admin/LoginController.php

namespace Vendor\App\Module\Admin\Controller

use Vendor\App\Shared\BaseController;

class LoginController extends BaseController
{

}

and this is autoload code in bootstrap

// filepath : // filepath : /var/www/your/project/public/index.php

$loader->registerNamespaces(
    [
        "Vendor\\App" => __DIR__ . "/../app"
    ],
    true
)->register();


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I am not sure what PSR-4 standard is but Ill look at this code and get back to you later. Do you know about my second question regarding the webtools?



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I dont think webtools dont work with module, i have never use web tools before