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render_to

Author:
asolovyov
Posted:
June 24, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
render_to_response requestcontext shortcut decorator rendering
Score:
14 (after 14 ratings)

Decorator, written for views simplification. Will render dict, returned by view, as context for template, using RequestContext. Additionally you can override template, returning two-tuple (context's dict and template name) instead of just dict.

Usage:

@render_to('my/template.html')
def my_view(request, param):
    if param == 'something':
        return {'data': 'some_data'}
    else:
        return {'data': 'some_other_data'}, 'another/template.html'
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def render_to(template):
    """
    Decorator for Django views that sends returned dict to render_to_response function
    with given template and RequestContext as context instance.

    If view doesn't return dict then decorator simply returns output.
    Additionally view can return two-tuple, which must contain dict as first
    element and string with template name as second. This string will
    override template name, given as parameter

    Parameters:

     - template: template name to use
    """
    def renderer(func):
        def wrapper(request, *args, **kw):
            output = func(request, *args, **kw)
            if isinstance(output, (list, tuple)):
                return render_to_response(output[1], output[0], RequestContext(request))
            elif isinstance(output, dict):
                return render_to_response(template, output, RequestContext(request))
            return output
        return wrapper
    return renderer

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Comments

alfor (on April 6, 2010):

wonderful snippet, this should be in django.shortcuts

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