sfDojoPlugin - 1.0.1

The sfDojoPlugin integrates dojo into symfony

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sfDojoPlugin plugin

The sfDojoPlugin is a symfony plugin that neatly integrates the awesome dojo toolkit with its built system into symfony.


  • Neat integration of the dojo build system into symfony
  • Distinguishes between prod/dev environment
  • Automatic versioning of JS/CSS after each build
  • Automatic namespacing
  • Other plugins are able to register Dojo components
  • Easy way to make PHP variables (i.e. sf-routes) available to JS


  • Install the plugin

    $ ./symfony plugin:install sfDojoPlugin
  • Setup the plugin to create necessary folders

    $ ./symfony dojo:setup
  • Clear the cache to enable the autoloading to find the new classes:

    $ ./symfony cc
  • Download the dojo sources (not the gzipped version) and put them to web/js/dojo/src

  • Overwrite the sfCommonFilter filter in filters.yml

      class: sfDojoCommonFilter
  • Add base "app.main" dojo component to view.yml. Alternatively you can include it with the other javascript adding mechanisms

    # view.yml
    javascripts:     [app.main]

Using the power of the plugin

Build system

Put all your dojo requires to the main.js (with dojo.require("app.MyWidget");) located in the web/js/dojo/src folder.

For debugging and changing code (in dev environment), each dojo components is loaded within an own xhr-request (utilized by dojo.require()).

For running one a live server (prod environment) this plugin provides an own task to build all components together. Use it with:

$ ./symfony dojo:build-for-prod

dojo source directories and namespaces

There is a simple namespace convention:

Directory                                   Description                                  dojo namespace (by convention)
web/js/dojo/build                           the built javascript lies in here for prod
web/js/dojo/devel                           your dojo components lie in here             app
web/js/dojo/src                             the dojo sources itself
plugins/sfDojoPlugin/web/js/dojo-devel      the dojo components sfDojoPlugin provides    sfDojoPlugin
plugins/[sfYourPlugin]/web/js/dojo-devel    the dojo components [sfYourPlugin] provides  [sfYourPlugin]

so all dojo/dijit components defined by yourself reside in web/js/dojo/devel and use the namespace app by definition.

Publish a plugin's dojo codebase

To make a plugin's dojo-directory available to the rest of the application, simply call sfDojoRegistry::enablePlugin() from the publishing plugin's configuration.

# plugins/sfYourPlugin/config/sfYourPluginConfiguration.class.php
class sfYourPluginConfiguration extends sfPluginConfiguration
  public function configure()

The namespace for all dojo components under plugins/sfYourPlugin/web/js/dojo-devel must be sfYourPlugin by definition.

Registring PHP variables in javascript

Simply add php variables to the sfDojoRegistry configuration to make them available in your html/javascript code.

sfDojoRegistry::addToConfiguration('routes', array(
  'login'  => url_for('@login'),
  'logout' => url_for('@logout'),
// access this configuration in templates with:
# anytemplateSuccess.php
console.log(sfDojoConfig.routes.login, sfDojoConfig.routes.logout);