All components of the Rails Connector are provided ready-to-run. In addition, various interfaces are provided to enable you to adjust the software according to your requirements.
There are interfaces to extend and replace parts of the following components:
The controller classes of the Rails Connector are extendable by means of inheritance. The
CmsController class, for example, is a sub-class of
RailsConnector::DefaultCmsController and thus inherits all of its behavior. The
CmsController class implements no additional functionality but merely acts as a placeholder for your custom code.
In order to adjust the behavior of the CMS controller, create the file
app/controllers/cms_controller.rb in your application. Then copy the following code and paste it into the file:
<code>class CmsController < RailsConnector::DefaultCmsController # Your custom code end
The hierarchy of the Rails Connector's helper modules is similar to that of the controller classes. There is, for example, a
CmsHelper module that uses the functionality of the
DefaultCmsHelper module but does not add any functionality to it. In order to add or replace CMS helper methods, create the file
app/helpers/cms_helper.rb in your application with the following content:
module CmsHelper include RailsConnector::DefaultCmsHelper # Your custom code end
You can replace the Rails Connector's default views. If you wish to do so, please refer to the corresponding section, Customize Rails Connector Views.
Up to version 6.8.1, on initialization, the Rails Connector looks for a module named
ObjExtensions in your application code. If it exists, its method
enable is called. You can use this mechanism to add custom functionality to the
Obj model. To do so, create a file named
obj_extensions.rb in your application and start off with the following code:
module ObjExtensions def self.enable Obj.class_eval do # Your own method definitions end end end
Starting at version 6.8.2, the
Obj model can be created and extended in the application. The model needs to inherit from
# app/models/obj.rb class Obj < RailsConnector::BasicObj # Define your methods here end