Class yii\base\Behavior

Inheritanceyii\base\Behavior » yii\base\BaseObject
Implementsyii\base\Configurable
Subclassesyii\base\ActionFilter, yii\behaviors\AttributeBehavior, yii\behaviors\AttributeTypecastBehavior, yii\behaviors\AttributesBehavior, yii\behaviors\BlameableBehavior, yii\behaviors\SluggableBehavior, yii\behaviors\TimestampBehavior, yii\filters\AccessControl, yii\filters\AjaxFilter, yii\filters\ContentNegotiator, yii\filters\Cors, yii\filters\HostControl, yii\filters\HttpCache, yii\filters\PageCache, yii\filters\RateLimiter, yii\filters\VerbFilter, yii\filters\auth\AuthMethod, yii\filters\auth\CompositeAuth, yii\filters\auth\HttpBasicAuth, yii\filters\auth\HttpBearerAuth, yii\filters\auth\HttpHeaderAuth, yii\filters\auth\QueryParamAuth
Available since version2.0
Source Code https://github.com/yiisoft/yii2/blob/master/framework/base/Behavior.php

Behavior is the base class for all behavior classes.

A behavior can be used to enhance the functionality of an existing component without modifying its code. In particular, it can "inject" its own methods and properties into the component and make them directly accessible via the component. It can also respond to the events triggered in the component and thus intercept the normal code execution.

For more details and usage information on Behavior, see the guide article on behaviors.

Public Properties

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PropertyTypeDescriptionDefined By
$owner yii\base\Component|null The owner of this behavior yii\base\Behavior

Public Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method. yii\base\BaseObject
__construct() Constructor. yii\base\BaseObject
__get() Returns the value of an object property. yii\base\BaseObject
__isset() Checks if a property is set, i.e. defined and not null. yii\base\BaseObject
__set() Sets value of an object property. yii\base\BaseObject
__unset() Sets an object property to null. yii\base\BaseObject
attach() Attaches the behavior object to the component. yii\base\Behavior
canGetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read. yii\base\BaseObject
canSetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set. yii\base\BaseObject
className() Returns the fully qualified name of this class. yii\base\BaseObject
detach() Detaches the behavior object from the component. yii\base\Behavior
events() Declares event handlers for the $owner's events. yii\base\Behavior
hasMethod() Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined. yii\base\BaseObject
hasProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined. yii\base\BaseObject
init() Initializes the object. yii\base\BaseObject

Property Details

$owner public property

The owner of this behavior

Method Details

attach() public method

Attaches the behavior object to the component.

The default implementation will set the $owner property and attach event handlers as declared in events(). Make sure you call the parent implementation if you override this method.

public void attach ( $owner )
$owner yii\base\Component

The component that this behavior is to be attached to.

detach() public method

Detaches the behavior object from the component.

The default implementation will unset the $owner property and detach event handlers declared in events(). Make sure you call the parent implementation if you override this method.

public void detach ( )
events() public method

Declares event handlers for the $owner's events.

Child classes may override this method to declare what PHP callbacks should be attached to the events of the $owner component.

The callbacks will be attached to the $owner's events when the behavior is attached to the owner; and they will be detached from the events when the behavior is detached from the component.

The callbacks can be any of the following:

  • method in this behavior: 'handleClick', equivalent to [$this, 'handleClick']
  • object method: [$object, 'handleClick']
  • static method: ['Page', 'handleClick']
  • anonymous function: function ($event) { ... }

The following is an example:

[
    Model::EVENT_BEFORE_VALIDATE => 'myBeforeValidate',
    Model::EVENT_AFTER_VALIDATE => 'myAfterValidate',
]
public array events ( )
return array

Events (array keys) and the corresponding event handler methods (array values).