Class yii\rest\Controller

Inheritanceyii\rest\Controller » yii\web\Controller » yii\base\Controller » yii\base\Component » yii\base\BaseObject
Implementsyii\base\Configurable, yii\base\ViewContextInterface
Available since version2.0
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Controller is the base class for RESTful API controller classes.

Controller implements the following steps in a RESTful API request handling cycle:

  1. Resolving response format (see yii\filters\ContentNegotiator);
  2. Validating request method (see verbs()).
  3. Authenticating user (see yii\filters\auth\AuthInterface);
  4. Rate limiting (see yii\filters\RateLimiter);
  5. Formatting response data (see serializeData()).

For more details and usage information on Controller, see the guide article on rest controllers.

Public Properties

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PropertyTypeDescriptionDefined By
$action yii\base\Action|null The action that is currently being executed. yii\base\Controller
$actionParams array The parameters bound to the current action. yii\web\Controller
$defaultAction string The ID of the action that is used when the action ID is not specified in the request. yii\base\Controller
$enableCsrfValidation {@inheritdoc} yii\rest\Controller
$id string The ID of this controller. yii\base\Controller
$layout null|string|false The name of the layout to be applied to this controller's views. yii\base\Controller
$module yii\base\Module The module that this controller belongs to. yii\base\Controller
$request yii\base\Request|array|string The request. yii\base\Controller
$response yii\base\Response|array|string The response. yii\base\Controller
$serializer string|array The configuration for creating the serializer that formats the response data. yii\rest\Controller

Public Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method. yii\base\Component
__clone() This method is called after the object is created by cloning an existing one. yii\base\Component
__construct() yii\base\Controller
__get() Returns the value of a component property. yii\base\Component
__isset() Checks if a property is set, i.e. defined and not null. yii\base\Component
__set() Sets the value of a component property. yii\base\Component
__unset() Sets a component property to be null. yii\base\Component
actions() Declares external actions for the controller. yii\base\Controller
afterAction() {@inheritdoc} yii\rest\Controller
asJson() Send data formatted as JSON. yii\web\Controller
asXml() Send data formatted as XML. yii\web\Controller
attachBehavior() Attaches a behavior to this component. yii\base\Component
attachBehaviors() Attaches a list of behaviors to the component. yii\base\Component
beforeAction() This method is invoked right before an action is executed. yii\base\Controller
behaviors() {@inheritdoc} yii\rest\Controller
bindActionParams() Binds the parameters to the action. yii\base\Controller
canGetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read. yii\base\Component
canSetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set. yii\base\Component
className() Returns the fully qualified name of this class. yii\base\BaseObject
createAction() Creates an action based on the given action ID. yii\base\Controller
detachBehavior() Detaches a behavior from the component. yii\base\Component
detachBehaviors() Detaches all behaviors from the component. yii\base\Component
ensureBehaviors() Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() are attached to this component. yii\base\Component
findLayoutFile() Finds the applicable layout file. yii\base\Controller
getBehavior() Returns the named behavior object. yii\base\Component
getBehaviors() Returns all behaviors attached to this component. yii\base\Component
getModules() Returns all ancestor modules of this controller. yii\base\Controller
getRoute() Returns the route of the current request. yii\base\Controller
getUniqueId() Returns the unique ID of the controller. yii\base\Controller
getView() Returns the view object that can be used to render views or view files. yii\base\Controller
getViewPath() Returns the directory containing view files for this controller. yii\base\Controller
goBack() Redirects the browser to the last visited page. yii\web\Controller
goHome() Redirects the browser to the home page. yii\web\Controller
hasEventHandlers() Returns a value indicating whether there is any handler attached to the named event. yii\base\Component
hasMethod() Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined. yii\base\Component
hasProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined for this component. yii\base\Component
init() {@inheritdoc} yii\base\Controller
off() Detaches an existing event handler from this component. yii\base\Component
on() Attaches an event handler to an event. yii\base\Component
redirect() Redirects the browser to the specified URL. yii\web\Controller
refresh() Refreshes the current page. yii\web\Controller
render() Renders a view and applies layout if available. yii\base\Controller
renderAjax() Renders a view in response to an AJAX request. yii\web\Controller
renderContent() Renders a static string by applying a layout. yii\base\Controller
renderFile() Renders a view file. yii\base\Controller
renderPartial() Renders a view without applying layout. yii\base\Controller
run() Runs a request specified in terms of a route. yii\base\Controller
runAction() Runs an action within this controller with the specified action ID and parameters. yii\base\Controller
setView() Sets the view object to be used by this controller. yii\base\Controller
setViewPath() Sets the directory that contains the view files. yii\base\Controller
trigger() Triggers an event. yii\base\Component

Protected Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
bindInjectedParams() Fills parameters based on types and names in action method signature. yii\base\Controller
serializeData() Serializes the specified data. yii\rest\Controller
verbs() Declares the allowed HTTP verbs. yii\rest\Controller


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EventTypeDescriptionDefined By
EVENT_AFTER_ACTION yii\base\ActionEvent An event raised right after executing a controller action. yii\base\Controller
EVENT_BEFORE_ACTION yii\base\ActionEvent An event raised right before executing a controller action. yii\base\Controller

Property Details

$enableCsrfValidation public property
public $enableCsrfValidation false
$serializer public property

The configuration for creating the serializer that formats the response data.

public string|array $serializer 'yii\rest\Serializer'

Method Details

afterAction() public method


public void afterAction ( $action, $result )
behaviors() public method


public void behaviors ( )
serializeData() protected method

Serializes the specified data.

The default implementation will create a serializer based on the configuration given by $serializer. It then uses the serializer to serialize the given data.

protected mixed serializeData ( $data )
$data mixed

The data to be serialized

return mixed

The serialized data.

verbs() protected method

Declares the allowed HTTP verbs.

Please refer to yii\filters\VerbFilter::$actions on how to declare the allowed verbs.

protected array verbs ( )
return array

The allowed HTTP verbs.