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Custom Action Helpers

When used with the MVC components, Zend_Layout registers an action controller helper with the helper broker. The default helper, Zend_Layout_Controller_Action_Helper_Layout, acts as a dumb proxy to the layout object instance itself, and should be suitable for most use cases.

Should you feel the need to write custom functionality, simply write an action helper class extending Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_Abstract and pass the class name as the helperClass option to the startMvc() method. Details of the implementation are up to you.

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