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Class Phalcon\Mvc\View\Simple

extends abstract class Phalcon\Di\Injectable

implements Phalcon\Events\EventsAwareInterface, Phalcon\Di\InjectionAwareInterface, Phalcon\Mvc\ViewBaseInterface

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This component allows to render views without hierarchical levels


use Phalcon\Mvc\View\Simple as View;

$view = new View();

// Render a view
echo $view->render(
        "some" => $param,

// Or with filename with extension
echo $view->render(
        "parameter" => $here,


public getRegisteredEngines ()

public __construct ([array $options])

Phalcon\Mvc\View\Simple constructor

public setViewsDir (mixed $viewsDir)

Sets views directory. Depending of your platform, always add a trailing slash or backslash

public getViewsDir ()

Gets views directory

public registerEngines (array $engines)

Register templating engines


        ".phtml" => "Phalcon\\Mvc\\View\\Engine\\Php",
        ".volt"  => "Phalcon\\Mvc\\View\\Engine\\Volt",
        ".mhtml" => "MyCustomEngine",

protected array _loadTemplateEngines ()

Loads registered template engines, if none is registered it will use Phalcon\Mvc\View\Engine\Php

final protected _internalRender (string $path, array $params)

Tries to render the view with every engine registered in the component

public render (string $path, [array $params])

Renders a view

public partial (mixed $partialPath, [mixed $params])

Renders a partial view


// Show a partial inside another view

// Show a partial inside another view with parameters
        "content" => $html,

public setCacheOptions (array $options)

Sets the cache options

public array getCacheOptions ()

Returns the cache options

protected _createCache ()

Create a Phalcon\Cache based on the internal cache options

public getCache ()

Returns the cache instance used to cache

public cache ([mixed $options])

Cache the actual view render to certain level


        "key"      => "my-key",
        "lifetime" => 86400,

public setParamToView (mixed $key, mixed $value)

Adds parameters to views (alias of setVar)


$this->view->setParamToView("products", $products);

public setVars (array $params, [mixed $merge])

Set all the render params


        "products" => $products,

public setVar (mixed $key, mixed $value)

Set a single view parameter


$this->view->setVar("products", $products);

public getVar (mixed $key)

Returns a parameter previously set in the view

public array getParamsToView ()

Returns parameters to views

public setContent (mixed $content)

Externally sets the view content



public getContent ()

Returns cached output from another view stage

public string getActiveRenderPath ()

Returns the path of the view that is currently rendered

public __set (mixed $key, mixed $value)

Magic method to pass variables to the views


$this->view->products = $products;

public __get (mixed $key)

Magic method to retrieve a variable passed to the view


echo $this->view->products;

public setDI (Phalcon\DiInterface $dependencyInjector) inherited from Phalcon\Di\Injectable

Sets the dependency injector

public getDI () inherited from Phalcon\Di\Injectable

Returns the internal dependency injector

public setEventsManager (Phalcon\Events\ManagerInterface $eventsManager) inherited from Phalcon\Di\Injectable

Sets the event manager

public getEventsManager () inherited from Phalcon\Di\Injectable

Returns the internal event manager

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