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Rob Allen's Blog: Using your own View object with Zend_Application

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 17 February 2011.
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In the latest post to his blog Rob Allen shows you how to create a custom View object for your Zend Framework application with the help of the Zend_Application component. It uses one of two ways to set up this custom view object - either in the bootstrap or as a custom resource.

Let's say that you want to use your own view object within your Zend Framework application. Creating the view object is easy enough in library/App/View.php along with adding the App_ namespace to the the autoloader in application.ini. All we need to now is get Zend_Application to bootstrap with our new view class. There are two ways of doing this: within Bootstrap.php or using a custom resource.

He includes the code to make it happen both ways - by adding an _initView method in the application's Bootstrap.php file or by creating a new class called App_Resource_View that overrides the getView() method that grabs the custom object.