Author: Manuel Lemos
Updated on: 2023-09-18
Posted on: 2023-09-18
Package: SB PHP Menu Builder
Often, those sites use navigation menus that define a tree structure of its entries.
Some sites store the menu definition in a database.
Although that way of storing menu definition works well, the database queries that need to be performed during the request that serves the pages with the menus may be slow due to the need to perform database queries.
This package implements a menu-building solution that uses files to store menu definitions.
This way, it can load menu definition files faster than loading the same menu definitions using database queries.
About the SB PHP Menu Builder Package
The basic purpose is: Create menus and store definitions in files
Here follows in more detail what it does:
This class can create menus and store definitions in files.
It allows the creation of menus to navigate on Web pages.
The menus display menu entries with labels. Menu entries may have child menu entries that form a tree hierarchy.
Each menu entry is associated with a callback function called by this package when the user clicks on that menu entry.
The definition of the menu entries can be modified dynamically.
The definition of menus can be saved to text files that work like a flat-file database.
The menu definitions can be loaded later from the duplicate text files.
Here is some documentation:
save($filename) - protects the menu tree to a file
load($filename) - loads the menu tree from a file
getNodeByField($field, $value) - returns a reference to the node with a field that matches a value
applyCallbackToNode($id, $callback) - applies a callback to a node with a specific id
applyCallbackToNodeByField($field, $value, $callback) - applies a callback to a node with a specific field that matches a value
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