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# Views

All console commands now rely on Aloe CLI, therefore, support for views would also be determined by Aloe.

Views contain the HTML served by your application and separate your controller / application logic from your presentation logic. Views are stored in the App/Views directory. A simple view might look something like this:

hello.blade.php

<html>
    <body>
        <h1>Hello, {{ $name }}</h1>
    </body>
</html>
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In v2 of Leaf API, has removed default generation of templates, however, you can still create your own templates or use aloe cli as you see fit.

Since this view is stored in our App/Views directory, we may render it using the global View or render helper like so:

Route('GET', '/', function () {
    echo view('hello', ['name' => 'Mike']);
});

Route('GET', '/', function () {
    markup(view('hello', ['name' => 'Mike']));
});

Route('GET', '/dashboard', function () {
    render('hello', ['name' => 'Mike']);
});
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As you can see, the first argument passed to the view helper corresponds to the name of the view file in the App/Views directory. The second argument is an array of data that should be made available to the view. In this case, we are passing the name variable, which is displayed in the view using Leaf Blade.

Views may also be nested within subdirectories of the resources/views directory. "Dot" notation may be used to reference nested views. For example, if your view is stored at App/Views/admin/profile.blade.php, you may reference it like so:

render('admin.profile', $data);
render('admin/profile', $data);
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View directory names should not contain the . character.

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