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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Component backend

When we build the backend of a component there are some very important things to consider. Most components will include at least two backend views or forms; one will display a list of items and another will provide a form for creating or editing a single item. There may be additional views depending on the component but for now we will work with our com_boxoffice component, which consists of two views.

Toolbars

Although we have already built our component toolbars, we didn't spend much time discussing all the features and capabilities that are available to us, so let's start with a bit of a review and then add a few enhancements to our component.

Our backend component has two toolbars. The first is displayed when we access our component ...

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