I've created a custom component with a dashboard that needs styling with CSS. I've created the CSS file and I'm looking at calling for it in the frontend view.

Working with J! 3.6.5 and a MVC developed component obviously I'm confident that I need to place the following code in an appropriate place:

JHtml::_('stylesheet', 'com_mycomponent/css/dashboard.css');

My best guess was to put it between the "public function display" lines in my "view.html.php" file. However, this does not working so I'm doing it wrong.

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I'd suggest placing it in your view file:


This means that is anyone wishes to override your component views, they can, for example, remove your CSS file being referenced and use their own.

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    Right! That works! So is this the standard way of adding CSS files to views or is there a better way. For example if you want to add CSS that is used by multiple views?
    – Badger
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 12:15

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