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Class: Jaxon for Symfony
Jaxon integration for the Symfony framework
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Last change: Updated the readme.
The Container class now implements the PSR-11 ContainerInterface.
Fixed the method name in the Jaxon controller.
Changed the default class dir.
Updated the readme.
Date: 2 years ago
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Jaxon Library for Symfony

This package integrates the Jaxon library into the Symfony framework.


  • Automatically register Jaxon classes from a pre-configured directory.
  • Read Jaxon options from a config file.


Add the following lines in the composer.json file, and run the composer update command.

"require": {
    "jaxon-php/jaxon-symfony": "~3.2"

Setup the default routing for Jaxon request by adding the following line in the config/routes.yml config file.

    resource: "@JaxonAjaxBundle/Resources/config/routes.yaml"

Import the service definition and configuration file of the Jaxon bundle in the config/services.yml config file.

    - { resource: jaxon.yaml }
    - { resource: "@JaxonAjaxBundle/Resources/config/services.yaml" }

Create and edit the config/jaxon.yaml file to suit the needs of your application. A sample config file is available in this repo.

This config file by default registers Jaxon classes in the jaxon/App directory with the \Jaxon\App namespace. Make sure this directory exists, even if it is empty.


The settings in the config/jaxon.yml config file are separated into two sections. The options in the lib section are those of the Jaxon core library, while the options in the app sections are those of the Symfony application.

The following options can be defined in the app section of the config file.

| Name | Description | |------|---------------| | directories | An array of directory containing Jaxon application classes | | views | An array of directory containing Jaxon application views | | | | |

By default, the views array is empty. Views are rendered from the framework default location. There's a single entry in the directories array with the following values.

| Name | Default value | Description | |------|---------------|-------------| | directory | jaxon/App | The directory of the Jaxon classes | | namespace | \Jaxon\App | The namespace of the Jaxon classes | | separator | . | The separator in Jaxon class names | | protected | empty array | Prevent Jaxon from exporting some methods | | | | |


This is an example of a Symfony controller using the Jaxon library.

namespace App\Controller;

use Symfony\Component\Routing\Annotation\Route;
use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\AbstractController;

use Jaxon\AjaxBundle\Jaxon;

class DemoController extends AbstractController
     * @Route("/", name="home")
    public function index(Jaxon $jaxon)
        return $this->render('demo/index.html.twig', [
            'jaxonCss' => $jaxon->css(),
            'jaxonJs' => $jaxon->js(),
            'jaxonScript' => $jaxon->script(),

Before it prints the page, the controller calls the $jaxon->css(), $jaxon->js() and $jaxon->script() functions to get the CSS and javascript codes generated by Jaxon, which it inserts into the page.

The Jaxon classes

The Jaxon classes can inherit from \Jaxon\CallableClass. By default, they are located in the jaxon/App dir of the Symfony application, and the associated namespace is \Jaxon\App.

This is a simple example of a Jaxon class, defined in the jaxon/App/HelloWorld.php file.

namespace Jaxon\App;

class HelloWorld extends \Jaxon\CallableClass
    public function sayHello()
        $this->response->assign('div2', 'innerHTML', 'Hello World!');
        return $this->response;

Request processing

By default, the Jaxon requests are handled by the controller in the src/Controller/JaxonController.php file. The /jaxon route is defined in the src/Resources/config/routes.yaml file, and linked to the JaxonController::index() method.


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The package is licensed under the BSD license.