Configuring Application

Overview of configuration options for the Nette Application.

Application

application:
	# shows "Nette Application" panel in Tracy BlueScreen?
	debugger: ...           # (bool) defaults to true

	# will error-presenter be called on error?
	catchExceptions: ...    # (bool) defaults to true in production mode

	# name of error-presenter
	errorPresenter: Error   # (string) defaults to 'Nette:Error'

	# do bad links generate warnings?
	# has effect only in developer mode
	silentLinks: ...        # (bool) defaults to false

Because error-presenters are not called by default in development mode and the errors are displayed by Tracy, changing the value catchExceptions to true helps to verify that error-presenters works correct during development.

Option silentLinks determines how Nette behaves in developer mode when link generation fails (for example, because there is no presenter, etc). The default value false means that Nette triggers E_USER_WARNING. Setting to true suppresses this error message. In a production environment, E_USER_WARNING is always invoked. We can also influence this behavior by setting the presenter variable $invalidLinkMode.

Mapping

Defines the rules according to which the name of the class (for example App\Presenters\HomepagePresenter) is derived from the name of the presenter (for example Homepage). This the mapping can be achieved with the following configuration:

application:
	mapping:
		*: App\Presenters\*Presenter

The presenter name is replaced with an asterisk and the result is the class name. Easy!

If we divide presenters into modules, we can have our own mapping for each module:

application:
	mapping:
		Front: App\Modules\Front\*Presenter
		Admin: App\Modules\Admin\*Presenter
		Api: App\Api\*Presenter

Now presenter Front:Homepage maps to class `App\Modules\Front\HomepagePresenter and presenter Admin:Dashboard to class App\AdminModule\DashboardPresenter.

It will be more handy to create a general (asterisk) rule that will replace the first two rules and add an extra asterisk just for the module:

application:
	mapping:
		*: App\Modules\*\*Presenter
		Api: App\Api\*Presenter

Again, the presenter Front:Homepage maps to the class `App\Modules\Front\HomepagePresenter.

But what if we use nested modules and have a presenter Admin:User:Edit? In this case, the segment with an asterisk representing the module for each level is simply repeated and the result is class App\Modules\Admin\User\EditPresenter.

An alternative notation is to use an array consisting of three segments instead of a string:

application:
	mapping:
		*: [App\Modules, *, *Presenter]

This entry is equivalent to the original App\Modules\*\*Presenter.

The default value is *: *Module\*Presenter.

Automatic Registration of Presenters

Nette automatically adds presenters as services to the DI container, which significantly speeds up their creation. How Nette finds out presenters can be configured:

application:
	# to look for presenters in Composer class map?
	scanComposer: ...      # (bool) defaults to true

	# a mask that must match the class and file name
	scanFilter: ...        # (string) defaults to '*Presenter'

	# in which directories to look for presenters?
	scanDirs:              # (string[]|false) defaults to '%appDir%'
		- %vendorDir%/mymodule

The directories listed in scanDirs do not override the default value %appDir%, but complement it, so scanDirs will contain both paths %appDir% and %vendorDir%/mymodule. If we want to overwrite the default directory, we use exclamation mark:

application:
	scanDirs!:
		- %vendorDir%/mymodule

Directory scanning can be turned off by setting false. We do not recommend completely suppressing the automatic addition of presenters, otherwise application performance will be reduced.

Latte

This setting globally affects the behavior of Latte in components and presenters.

latte:
	# shows Latte panel in the Tracy Bar for the main template (true) or for all components (all)?
	debugger: ...        # (true|false|'all') defaults to true

	# switches Latte to XHTML mode (deprecated)
	xhtml: ...           # (bool) defaults to false

	# generates templates with declare(strict_types=1)
	strictTypes: ...     # (bool) defaults to false

	# class of $this->template
	templateClass: App\MyTemplateClass # defaults to Nette\Bridges\ApplicationLatte\DefaultTemplate

It is also possible to register new tags either by entering the class name or by referring to the service. Method install() is called by default, but this can be changed by specifying the name of another method:

latte:
	# registration of user Latte tags
	macros:
		- App\MyLatteMacros::register         # static method, classname or callable
		- @App\MyLatteMacrosFactory           # service with install method
		- @App\MyLatteMacrosFactory::register # service with register method

services:
	- App\MyLatteMacrosFactory

Routing

Basic settings:

routing:
	# shows routing panel in Tracy Bar?
	debugger: ...   # (bool) defaults to true

	# to serialize router to DI container?
	cache: ...      # (bool) defaults to false

Router is usually defined in the RouterFactory class, a more limited alternative can be defined in the configuration using pairs mask: action:

routing:
	routes:
		'detail/<id>': Admin:Home:default
		'<presenter>/<action>': Front:Home:default

Constants

Creating PHP constants.

constants:
	FOOBAR: 'baz'

The FOOBAR constant will created after startup.

PHP

You can set PHP directives. An overview of all directives can be found at php.net.

php:
	date.timezone: Europe/Prague