I'm adding a button to the toolbar using


I want it to have the same effect as clicking on the following menu button:

        alt="Add thing"
        Add thing

Is this possible? Seems like addNew cannot be used to use a view from another controller? I can get the button to use the method add from controller thing, but not to use view add from thing.

Edit: Fixed by messing around with controller/model naming.

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Buttons point to a method in your controller. So create a method inside your thing controller called add and then use a redirect to send it to your correct view/layout.

If you are using standard Joomla MVC patterns the thing.add should take you to the edit layout of your view with an ID of 0.

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