Reaction::UI::Controller - Reaction Base Controller Class


  package MyApp::Controller::Foo;
  use strict;
  use warnings;
  use parent 'Reaction::UI::Controller';

  use aliased 'Reaction::UI::ViewPort';

  sub foo: Chained('/base') Args(0) {
    my ($self, $ctx) = @_;

      layout => 'foo',



Base Reaction Controller class, subclass of Catalyst::Controller.



Please not that this functionality is now deprecated.


push_viewport $vp_class, %args

Creates a new instance of the Reaction::UI::ViewPort class ($vp_class) using the rest of the arguments given (%args). Defaults of the action can be overridden by using the ViewPort key in the controller configuration. For example to override the default number of items in a CRUD list action:

__PACKAGE__->config( action => { list => { ViewPort => { per_page => 50 } }, } );

The ViewPort is added to the Reaction::UI::Window's FocusStack in the stash, and also returned to the calling code.

Related items:

Reaction::UI::Controller::Root =item Reaction::UI::Window

TODO: explain how next_action as a scalar gets converted to the redirect arrayref thing


pop_viewport_to $vp

Call "pop_viewport" in Reaction::UI::FocusStack or "pop_viewport_to" in Reaction::UI::FocusStack on the $c->stash->{focus_stack}.

redirect_to $c, $to, $captures, $args, $attrs

Construct a URI and redirect to it.

$to can be:

The name of an action in the current controller.
A Catalyst::Action instance.
An arrayref of controller name and the name of an action in that controller.

$captures and $args default to the current requests $captures and $args if not supplied.


The purpose of this method is to prevent memory leaks. It weakens the context object, often denoted $c, and passes it as the first argument to the sub{} that is passed to the make_context_closure method. In other words,

    make_context_closure returns sub { $sub_you_gave_it->($weak_c, @_)

To further expound up this useful construct consider code written before make_context_closure was created:

    on_apply_callback =>
        sub {
          $self->after_search( $c, @_ );

This could be rewritten as:

    on_apply_callback => $self->make_context_closure(
        sub {
            my $weak_c = shift;
            $self->after_search( $weak_c, @_ );

Or even more succintly:

    on_apply_callback => $self->make_context_closure(
        sub {
            $self->after_search( @_ );


See Reaction::Class for authors.


See Reaction::Class for the license.