$flexy->bufferedOutputObject()

$flexy->bufferedOutputObject() – Merges a controller object with the template and returns the result

Synopsis

string $flexy->bufferedOutputObject ( object $controllerObject , array $elements )

Description

This maps the values of the supplied object and runs the compiled template, and returns the result.

This can be used in conjuction with PEAR::Cache, or in the example below, with a email template (note this still needs testing.. - the backend should eventually support a native tokenizer for email templates.)

Parameter

  • object $controllerObject - The object you want to use with the template, the values of the object will relate to the $controllerObject->tag will map to {tag} on the template

  • array $elements - This is an associative array of form, or dynamic elements names (or id's) which will be merged with the one defined in the template.

Return value

string - the object variables overlayed on the template

Note

This function can not be called statically.

Example

Person DataObject send_password method

<?php
class DataObjects_Person {
    var 
$id;
    var 
$name;
    var 
$password;
    var 
$cleartextPassword;
    var 
$email;
    
    function 
sendEmail($templateFile,$content) {
            
            
$content is_object($content) ? $content : (object) $content;
            foreach(
get_object_vars($this) as $k=>$v) {
                
$content->$k $v;
            }
            
/* use the regex compiler, as it doesnt parse <tags */
            
$template = new HTML_Template_Flexy( array(
                    
'compiler'    => 'Regex',
                     
'filters' => array('SimpleTags','Mail'),
                ));
            
            
/* compile a text file (email template) */
            
$template->compile($templateFile);
            
            
/* use variables from this object to ouput data. */
            
$mailtext $template->bufferedOutputObject($content);
            
//echo "<PRE>";print_R($mailtext);
            
            /* With the output try and send an email, using a few tricks in Mail_MimeDecode. */
            
require_once 'Mail/mimeDecode.php';
            require_once 
'Mail.php';
            
            
$decoder = new Mail_mimeDecode($mailtext);
            
$parts $decoder->getSendArray();
            if (
PEAR::isError($parts)) {
                return 
$parts;
                
            } 
            list(
$recipents,$headers,$body) = $parts;
            
            
$mailOptions PEAR::getStaticProperty('Mail','options');
            
$mail Mail::factory("SMTP",$mailOptions);
            
            return 
PEAR::isError($mail) ? $mail $mail->send($recipents,$headers,$body);
        
        
        }
    
       
}
?>

An email template (using the Regex Parser - hence the {t.*})

         
From: "HTML_Template_Flexy" <html_template_flexy@pear.php.net>
Sender: "HTML_Template_Flexy"  <html_template_flexy@pear.php.net>
To: {t.email}
Subject: Here is your new password
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Dear {t.name}

Your New Password is {t.cleartextPassword}

please use it  to log into your bank account :)

The resulting email head and body

         
      
From: "HTML_Template_Flexy" <html_template_flexy@pear.php.net>
Sender: "HTML_Template_Flexy"  <html_template_flexy@pear.php.net>
To: demo@example.com
Subject: Here is your new password
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Dear Fred Blobs

Your New Password is 0ab123dcc

please use it  to log into your bank account :)
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