how to change view if file does not exist?

Hi :)

Is there any in the code where I can check to see if the view file exists, and change to a different view if it doesn't? (similar to wordpress' child theme functionality)

I have tried passing an array into the $view->setLayoutsDir but phalcon doesn't like that.

I have a plugin that handles the view events, so I can throw an exception

    public function notFoundView($event, $view)
    {
        throw new \Exception('View not found' . $view->getActiveRenderPath());
    }

but what I would really want to do is something like

    public function notFoundView($event, $view)
    {
          $view->getActiveRenderPath( '/path/to/default/view' );
          $view->someMethodToForceRender();
    }

the following renders all default, except the main page content which is blank;

    public function notFoundView($event, $view)
    {
           $view->setViewsDir('/path/to/default/');
    }

it appears that beforeRender, and beforeRenderView are not called when the file does not exist, am I correct with that?

Is this or any similar method to achieve the same thing possible at the moment? (using v1.2.0)



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There is no way to change the view at that specific moment, that event is only intended to report missing views or check why a view is not being rendered.