Navigation Proxy

The navigation() helper is a proxy helper that relays calls to other navigational helpers. It can be considered an entry point to all navigation-related view tasks.

The Navigation helper finds other helpers that implement Zend\View\Helper\Navigation\HelperInterface, which means custom view helpers can also be proxied. This would, however, require that the custom helper path is added to the view.

When proxying to other helpers, the Navigation helper can inject its container, ACL and optionally role, and a translator. This means that you won't have to explicitly set all three in all navigational helpers, nor resort to injecting by means of static methods.

Methods

Method signature Description
findHelper(string $helper, bool $strict = true) : Navigation\HelperInterface Finds the given helper, verifies that it is a navigational helper, and injects the current container, ACL and role instances, and translator, if present. If $strict is true, the method will raise an exception when unable to find a valid helper.
getInjectContainer() : bool Retrieve the flag indicating whether or not to inject the current container into proxied helpers; default is true.
setInjectContainer(bool $flag) : self Set the flag indicating whether or not to inject the current container into proxied helpers.
getInjectAcl() : bool Retrieve the flag indicating whether or not to inject ACL and role instances into proxied helpers; default is true.
setInjectAcl(bool $flag) : self Set the flag indicating whether or not to inject ACL and role instances into proxied helpers.
getInjectTranslator() : bool Retrieve the flag indicating whether or not to inject the current translator instance into proxied helpers; default is true.
setInjectTranslator(bool $flag) : self Set the flag indicating whether or not to inject the current translator instance into proxied helpers.
getDefaultProxy() : string Retrieve the default proxy helper to delegate to when rendering; defaults to menu.
setDefaultProxy(string $helper) : self Set the default proxy helper to delegate to when rendering.
render(AbstractContainer = null) Proxies to the render method of the default proxy.