I am facing some strange issue. I have the similar setup for my component on both front-end and back-end component. Here is my view class signature.

MyComponentViewForm extends JViewLegacy

Now in my view.html.php, I var_dump $this->getForm(),

  • Works fine and dumps the object from the admin component view class
  • Fatal error: Call to undefined method error in front-end view class.

Any ideas?

  • Can you add the full error message with the method and variable info? – David Fritsch Sep 6 '15 at 18:09

it not because the problem in your View. You need make sure that your Model extend the JModelForm (or JModelAdmin) and implement method getForm:

YourComponentModelForm extends JModelForm
    public function getForm($data = array(), $loadData = true)
        $form = $this->loadForm('com_yourcomponent.formname', 'formname', array('control' => 'jform', 'load_data' => $loadData));
        if (empty($form))
           return false;
        return $form;
  • My model extends from JModelAdmin. So that shouldn't be the issue. Infact the JViewLegacy itself has getForm method, so I am wondering how that is not being found on front-end. – Nagarjun Sep 6 '15 at 11:20
  • make sure you have front-end model also – Fedik Sep 6 '15 at 14:36

I am not sure how much this is correct but I solved this issue by adding a proxy method in my view.html.php:

public function getForm()
    if (!is_object($this->form))
        $this->form = $this->get('Form');

    return $this->form;

I am not sure why the view class is calling getForm method of view instead of model. This is still an unknown question to me. Strange part is $this->get('Form') inside this proxy method again invoke method in the model. If anyone has any better solution please let me know, I hate these hacks.

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