In a Joomla 3.x component, a parameter that's frequently listed in the MODELS > FORMS > VIEWNAME.XML file is option_on or option_off.

For example;


Many of the available parameters are listed on the official documentation, but no matter where I look, I can't seem to find an explanation of these particular fields.

What are they for, and can you give an example of when you might use them?

Thanks in advance!

  • In which component did you find that parameter?
    – fruppel
    May 12, 2015 at 11:56
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    I noticed those fields too, but only in components created with component-creator.com. So you could ask them instead. And tell us all about it here :-) May 12, 2015 at 12:12
  • I couldn't find even one such instance in Joomla core files. So it must be from third party components you are using.
    – Nagarjun
    May 12, 2015 at 17:54
  • @COBIZ - "By Jove, Holmes, I think you've cracked it!". Feel free to post that as an answer and I'll give you the tick - otherwise, I'll take a closer look and report back on its exact purpose in the next day or two. Thank you all for clarifying that it's not specific to Joomla, though - most helpful. ^_^
    – Hobbes
    May 12, 2015 at 22:45

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These options are generated (only) by extensions created with component-creator.com.

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