I'm in the process of migrating my site from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.4. I have noticed that a component I developed does not show its toolbar on the admin side.

I put an echo 'hello'; in admin/toolbar.componentname.php, and the hello does not get called (it does on the 2.5 site). Thus there seems to be something wrong with whatever calls toolbar.componentname.php.

There is a hint that says "In admin components the admin.*.php and toolbar.*.php are not automatically included anymore (this was a Joomla 1.0 legacy feature)." However, it does not say where this should be included. Looking at a stacktrace of the toolbar properly loading in Joomla 2.5 shows that it is being loaded by /libraries/joomla/application/component/helper.php (this component does not use MVC).

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require_once( 'toolbar.componentname.php' );
require_once( 'toolbar.componentname.html.php' );  

to componentname.php was enough to fix this.

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