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Day 6 - sfContext vs getContext()

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Day 6 - sfContext vs getContext()

by leonard » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:01 pm

Hi,

I'm now at day 6 of the askeet tutorial. At the refactoring bit, the tutorial is changing $this->getContext()->getUser() in myLoginValidator class with sfContext::getInstance()->getUser().

What are the difference between these two? I tried to still use $this->getContext()->getUser()->signIn() but it wouldn't work. How do I know when to use sfContext or getContext()?
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Re: Day 6 - sfContext vs getContext()

by weaverryan » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Hey Leonard-

sfContext::getInstance() is always the correct method to return the current context. In some cases (none come to mind, but it still may be possible), the class you're working inside may have a getContext() method as well. If that's the case, all that getContext() method will do is call sfContext::getInstance().

you can never go wrong with sfContext::getInstance()

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