How to retrieve plugin path and absolute url?

Asked by jsherk on 2010-11-23

I noticed that I can retreive the path and name of the current menu with
$this->navigation->menuFile()

I don't see an easy way to get the plugin directory easily? I wrote a little function to extract it from menuFile but just wondering if there is an easy function that I missed

Also, what about retrieving the absolute path? I know you can use $configuration['absolute_path'] but the variable is not available from within a class/function. Should I just set global $configuration; to make it available within my class/function?

Thanks

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TitanKing (titan-phpdevshell) said : #1

Try

$this->navigation->menuFile($this->configuration['m']);

To get the absolute url, simply do:
$this->navigation->selfUrl();

To get active plugin simpl do plugin:
$this->core->activePlugin();

Regards,
Jason

jsherk (jeff-forerunnertv) said : #2

This:
$this->navigation->menuFile($this->configuration['m']);
and this:
$this->navigation->menuFile();

both give me the same result. I am not sure if they were supposed to or not.

This gives the absolute URL
$this->navigation->selfUrl();
but I wanted the absolute path.
I realized that all configuration variables are available thru $this so I can use this:
$this->configuration('absolute_path')
and don't have to declare: global $configuration

Does this $this->core->activePlugin(); give the plugin folder name or the name of the plugin as specified in the plugin.config file?

Thanks

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