Render provides handy controls when rendering templates.


Initialize Render

import ""

func main() {
  Render := render.New()

Next, invoke Execute function to render your template...

Render.Execute("index", context, request, writer)

The Execute function accepts 4 parameters:

  1. The template name. In this example Render will look up template index.tmpl from view paths. the default view path is {current_repo_path}/app/views, and you could register more view paths.
  2. The context you can use in the template, it is an interface{}, you could use that in views. for example, if you pass context["CurrentUserName"] = "Memememe" as the context. In the template, you can call {{.CurrentUserName}} to get the value "Memememe".
  3. http.Request of Go.
  4. http.ResponseWriter of Go.

Understanding yield

yield is a func that could be used in layout views, it will render current specified template. For above example, think yield as a placeholder, and it will replaced with template index.tmpl's content.

<!-- app/views/layout/application.tmpl -->

Specify Layout

The default layout is {current_repo_path}/app/views/layouts/application.tmpl. If you want use another layout like new_layout, you can pass it as a parameter to Layout function.

Render.Layout("new_layout").Execute("index", context, request, writer)

Render will find the layout at {current_repo_path}/app/views/layouts/new_layout.tmpl.

Render with helper functions

Sometimes you may want to have some helper functions in your template. Render supports passing helper functions by Funcs function.

Render.Funcs(funcsMap).Execute("index", obj, request, writer)

The funcsMap is based on html/template.FuncMap. So with

funcMap := template.FuncMap{
  "Greet": func(name string) string { return "Hello " + name },

You can call this in the template

{{Greet "Memememe" }}

The output is Hello Memememe.

Use with Responder

Put the Render inside Responder handle function like this.

func handler(writer http.ResponseWriter, request *http.Request) {
  responder.With("html", func() {
    Render.Execute("demo/index", viewContext, *http.Request, http.ResponseWriter)
  }).With([]string{"json", "xml"}, func() {
    writer.Write([]byte("this is a json or xml request"))

Use with Bindatafs

$ bindatafs --exit-after-compile=false config/views

func main() {
    Render := render.New()

    Render.Execute("index", context, request, writer)

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