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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Summary

In this chapter we have discussed the application message queue and how to create our own custom messages. We learned how to take advantage of the Joomla! session to temporarily store and validate input data and how to redirect the browser to a different page.

We discovered how to provide menu parameters that provide display options for our component layouts.

We learned how to modify the document before it is sent to the browser. We discovered ways to modify the title, add JavaScript and CSS, add or modify metadata, and even create custom tags.

We discussed how to add multilingual support to our extensions by using the static JText() class to automatically translate strings into the user's language. We learned how to create translation files ...

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