Class yii\console\controllers\MessageController

Inheritanceyii\console\controllers\MessageController » yii\console\Controller » yii\base\Controller » yii\base\Component » yii\base\Object
Implementsyii\base\Configurable, yii\base\ViewContextInterface
Available since version2.0
Source Code https://github.com/yiisoft/yii2/blob/master/framework/console/controllers/MessageController.php

Extracts messages to be translated from source files.

The extracted messages can be saved the following depending on format setting in config file:

  • PHP message source files.
  • ".po" files.
  • Database.

Usage:

  1. Create a configuration file using the 'message/config' command: yii message/config /path/to/myapp/messages/config.php
  2. Edit the created config file, adjusting it for your web application needs.
  3. Run the 'message/extract' command, using created config: yii message /path/to/myapp/messages/config.php

Public Properties

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PropertyTypeDescriptionDefined By
$action yii\base\Action The action that is currently being executed. yii\base\Controller
$behaviors yii\base\Behavior[] List of behaviors attached to this component yii\base\Component
$catalog string Name of the file that will be used for translations for "po" format. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$color boolean Whether to enable ANSI color in the output. yii\console\Controller
$db string Connection component ID for "db" format. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$defaultAction string Controller default action ID. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$except array List of patterns that specify which files/directories should NOT be processed. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$format string Generated file format. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$help boolean Whether to display help information about current command. yii\console\Controller
$helpSummary string yii\console\Controller
$id string The ID of this controller. yii\base\Controller
$ignoreCategories array Message categories to ignore. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$interactive boolean Whether to run the command interactively. yii\console\Controller
$languages array Required, list of language codes that the extracted messages should be translated to. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$layout null|string|false The name of the layout to be applied to this controller's views. yii\base\Controller
$markUnused boolean Whether to mark messages that no longer appear in the source code. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$messagePath string Required, root directory containing message translations. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$messageTable string Custom name for translation message table for "db" format. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$module yii\base\Module The module that this controller belongs to. yii\base\Controller
$modules yii\base\Module[] All ancestor modules that this controller is located within. yii\base\Controller
$only array List of patterns that specify which files (not directories) should be processed. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$overwrite boolean Whether the message file should be overwritten with the merged messages yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$passedOptionValues array The properties corresponding to the passed options yii\console\Controller
$passedOptions array The names of the options passed during execution yii\console\Controller
$removeUnused boolean Whether to remove messages that no longer appear in the source code. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$route string The route (module ID, controller ID and action ID) of the current request. yii\base\Controller
$sort boolean Whether to sort messages by keys when merging new messages with the existing ones. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$sourceMessageTable string Custom name for source message table for "db" format. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$sourcePath string Required, root directory of all source files. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$translator string The name of the function for translating messages. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
$uniqueId string The controller ID that is prefixed with the module ID (if any). yii\base\Controller
$view yii\base\View|yii\web\View The view object that can be used to render views or view files. yii\base\Controller
$viewPath string The directory containing the view files for this controller. yii\base\Controller

Public Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method. yii\base\Object
__clone() This method is called after the object is created by cloning an existing one. yii\base\Component
__construct() yii\base\Controller
__get() Returns the value of an object property. yii\base\Object
__isset() Checks if a property is set, i.e. defined and not null. yii\base\Object
__set() Sets value of an object property. yii\base\Object
__unset() Sets an object property to null. yii\base\Object
actionConfig() Creates a configuration file for the "extract" command using command line options specified yii\console\controllers\MessageController
actionConfigTemplate() Creates a configuration file template for the "extract" command. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
actionExtract() Extracts messages to be translated from source code. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
actions() Declares external actions for the controller. yii\base\Controller
afterAction() This method is invoked right after an action is executed. yii\base\Controller
ansiFormat() Formats a string with ANSI codes yii\console\Controller
attachBehavior() Attaches a behavior to this component. yii\base\Component
attachBehaviors() Attaches a list of behaviors to the component. yii\base\Component
beforeAction() This method is invoked right before an action is executed. yii\base\Controller
behaviors() Returns a list of behaviors that this component should behave as. yii\base\Component
bindActionParams() Binds the parameters to the action. yii\console\Controller
canGetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read. yii\base\Object
canSetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set. yii\base\Object
className() Returns the fully qualified name of this class. yii\base\Object
confirm() Asks user to confirm by typing y or n. yii\console\Controller
createAction() Creates an action based on the given action ID. yii\base\Controller
detachBehavior() Detaches a behavior from the component. yii\base\Component
detachBehaviors() Detaches all behaviors from the component. yii\base\Component
ensureBehaviors() Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() are attached to this component. yii\base\Component
findLayoutFile() Finds the applicable layout file. yii\base\Controller
getActionArgsHelp() Returns the help information for the anonymous arguments for the action. yii\console\Controller
getActionHelp() Returns the detailed help information for the specified action. yii\console\Controller
getActionHelpSummary() Returns a one-line short summary describing the specified action. yii\console\Controller
getActionOptionsHelp() Returns the help information for the options for the action. yii\console\Controller
getBehavior() Returns the named behavior object. yii\base\Component
getBehaviors() Returns all behaviors attached to this component. yii\base\Component
getHelp() Returns help information for this controller. yii\console\Controller
getHelpSummary() Returns one-line short summary describing this controller. yii\console\Controller
getModules() Returns all ancestor modules of this controller. yii\base\Controller
getOptionValues() Returns properties corresponding to the options for the action id Child classes may override this method to specify possible properties. yii\console\Controller
getPassedOptionValues() Returns the properties corresponding to the passed options yii\console\Controller
getPassedOptions() Returns the names of valid options passed during execution. yii\console\Controller
getRoute() Returns the route of the current request. yii\base\Controller
getUniqueId() Returns the unique ID of the controller. yii\base\Controller
getView() Returns the view object that can be used to render views or view files. yii\base\Controller
getViewPath() Returns the directory containing view files for this controller. yii\base\Controller
hasEventHandlers() Returns a value indicating whether there is any handler attached to the named event. yii\base\Component
hasMethod() Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined. yii\base\Object
hasProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined. yii\base\Object
init() Initializes the object. yii\base\Object
isColorEnabled() Returns a value indicating whether ANSI color is enabled. yii\console\Controller
off() Detaches an existing event handler from this component. yii\base\Component
on() Attaches an event handler to an event. yii\base\Component
optionAliases() Returns option alias names. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
options() Returns the names of valid options for the action (id) An option requires the existence of a public member variable whose name is the option name. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
prompt() Prompts the user for input and validates it yii\console\Controller
render() Renders a view and applies layout if available. yii\base\Controller
renderContent() Renders a static string by applying a layout. yii\base\Controller
renderFile() Renders a view file. yii\base\Controller
renderPartial() Renders a view without applying layout. yii\base\Controller
run() Runs a request specified in terms of a route. yii\base\Controller
runAction() Runs an action with the specified action ID and parameters. yii\console\Controller
select() Gives the user an option to choose from. Giving '?' as an input will show a list of options to choose from and their explanations. yii\console\Controller
setView() Sets the view object to be used by this controller. yii\base\Controller
setViewPath() Sets the directory that contains the view files. yii\base\Controller
stderr() Prints a string to STDERR yii\console\Controller
stdout() Prints a string to STDOUT yii\console\Controller
trigger() Triggers an event. yii\base\Component

Protected Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
extractMessages() Extracts messages from a file yii\console\controllers\MessageController
extractMessagesFromTokens() Extracts messages from a parsed PHP tokens list. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
getActionMethodReflection() yii\console\Controller
getLine() Finds out a line of the first non-char PHP token found yii\console\controllers\MessageController
isCategoryIgnored() The method checks, whether the $category is ignored according to $ignoreCategories array. yii\console\controllers\MessageController
parseDocCommentDetail() Returns full description from the docblock. yii\console\Controller
parseDocCommentSummary() Returns the first line of docblock. yii\console\Controller
parseDocCommentTags() Parses the comment block into tags. yii\console\Controller
saveMessagesCategoryToPHP() Writes category messages into PHP file yii\console\controllers\MessageController
saveMessagesToDb() Saves messages to database yii\console\controllers\MessageController
saveMessagesToPHP() Writes messages into PHP files yii\console\controllers\MessageController
saveMessagesToPO() Writes messages into PO file yii\console\controllers\MessageController
saveMessagesToPOT() Writes messages into POT file yii\console\controllers\MessageController
tokensEqual() Finds out if two PHP tokens are equal yii\console\controllers\MessageController

Events

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EventTypeDescriptionDefined By
EVENT_AFTER_ACTION yii\base\ActionEvent An event raised right after executing a controller action. yii\base\Controller
EVENT_BEFORE_ACTION yii\base\ActionEvent An event raised right before executing a controller action. yii\base\Controller

Constants

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ConstantValueDescriptionDefined By
EXIT_CODE_ERROR 1 yii\console\Controller
EXIT_CODE_NORMAL 0 yii\console\Controller

Property Details

$catalog public property

Name of the file that will be used for translations for "po" format.

public string $catalog 'messages'
$db public property

Connection component ID for "db" format.

public string $db 'db'
$defaultAction public property

Controller default action ID.

public string $defaultAction 'extract'
$except public property

List of patterns that specify which files/directories should NOT be processed. If empty or not set, all files/directories will be processed. See helpers/FileHelper::findFiles() description for pattern matching rules. If a file/directory matches both a pattern in "only" and "except", it will NOT be processed.

public array $except = ['.svn''.git''.gitignore''.gitkeep''.hgignore''.hgkeep''/messages''/BaseYii.php']
$format public property

Generated file format. Can be "php", "db", "po" or "pot".

public string $format 'php'
$ignoreCategories public property

Message categories to ignore. For example, 'yii', 'app*', 'widgets/menu', etc.

See also isCategoryIgnored().

$languages public property

Required, list of language codes that the extracted messages should be translated to. For example, ['zh-CN', 'de'].

public array $languages = []
$markUnused public property

Whether to mark messages that no longer appear in the source code. Defaults to true, which means each of these messages will be enclosed with a pair of '@@' marks.

public boolean $markUnused true
$messagePath public property

Required, root directory containing message translations.

public string $messagePath '@yii/messages'
$messageTable public property

Custom name for translation message table for "db" format.

public string $messageTable '{{%message}}'
$only public property

List of patterns that specify which files (not directories) should be processed. If empty or not set, all files will be processed. See helpers/FileHelper::findFiles() description for pattern matching rules. If a file/directory matches both a pattern in "only" and "except", it will NOT be processed.

public array $only = ['*.php']
$overwrite public property

Whether the message file should be overwritten with the merged messages

public boolean $overwrite true
$removeUnused public property

Whether to remove messages that no longer appear in the source code. Defaults to false, which means these messages will NOT be removed.

public boolean $removeUnused false
$sort public property

Whether to sort messages by keys when merging new messages with the existing ones. Defaults to false, which means the new (untranslated) messages will be separated from the old (translated) ones.

public boolean $sort false
$sourceMessageTable public property

Custom name for source message table for "db" format.

public string $sourceMessageTable '{{%source_message}}'
$sourcePath public property

Required, root directory of all source files.

public string $sourcePath '@yii'
$translator public property

The name of the function for translating messages. Defaults to 'Yii::t'. This is used as a mark to find the messages to be translated. You may use a string for single function name or an array for multiple function names.

public string $translator 'Yii::t'

Method Details

actionConfig() public method

Creates a configuration file for the "extract" command using command line options specified

The generated configuration file contains parameters required for source code messages extraction. You may use this configuration file with the "extract" command.

public integer actionConfig ( $filePath )
$filePath string

Output file name or alias.

return integer

CLI exit code

throws yii\console\Exception

on failure.

actionConfigTemplate() public method

Creates a configuration file template for the "extract" command.

The created configuration file contains detailed instructions on how to customize it to fit for your needs. After customization, you may use this configuration file with the "extract" command.

public integer actionConfigTemplate ( $filePath )
$filePath string

Output file name or alias.

return integer

CLI exit code

throws yii\console\Exception

on failure.

actionExtract() public method

Extracts messages to be translated from source code.

This command will search through source code files and extract messages that need to be translated in different languages.

public void actionExtract ( $configFile null )
$configFile string

The path or alias of the configuration file. You may use the "yii message/config" command to generate this file and then customize it for your needs.

throws yii\console\Exception

on failure.

extractMessages() protected method

Extracts messages from a file

protected array extractMessages ( $fileName, $translator, $ignoreCategories = [] )
$fileName string

Name of the file to extract messages from

$translator string

Name of the function used to translate messages

$ignoreCategories array

Message categories to ignore. This parameter is available since version 2.0.4.

extractMessagesFromTokens() protected method

Extracts messages from a parsed PHP tokens list.

protected array extractMessagesFromTokens ( array $tokens, array $translatorTokens, array $ignoreCategories )
$tokens array

Tokens to be processed.

$translatorTokens array

Translator tokens.

$ignoreCategories array

Message categories to ignore.

return array

Messages.

getLine() protected method (available since version 2.0.1)

Finds out a line of the first non-char PHP token found

protected integer|string getLine ( $tokens )
$tokens array
isCategoryIgnored() protected method (available since version 2.0.7)

The method checks, whether the $category is ignored according to $ignoreCategories array.

Examples:

  • myapp - will be ignored only myapp category;
  • myapp* - will be ignored by all categories beginning with myapp (myapp, myapplication, myapprove, myapp/widgets, myapp.widgets, etc).
protected boolean isCategoryIgnored ( $category, array $ignoreCategories )
$category string

Category that is checked

$ignoreCategories array

Message categories to ignore.

optionAliases() public method (available since version 2.0.8)

Returns option alias names.

Child classes may override this method to specify alias options.

public array optionAliases ( )
return array

The options alias names valid for the action where the keys is alias name for option and value is option name.

options() public method

Returns the names of valid options for the action (id) An option requires the existence of a public member variable whose name is the option name.

Child classes may override this method to specify possible options.

Note that the values setting via options are not available until beforeAction() is being called.

public string[] options ( $actionID )
$actionID string

The action id of the current request

return string[]

The names of the options valid for the action

saveMessagesCategoryToPHP() protected method

Writes category messages into PHP file

protected integer saveMessagesCategoryToPHP ( $messages, $fileName, $overwrite, $removeUnused, $sort, $category, $markUnused )
$messages array
$fileName string

Name of the file to write to

$overwrite boolean

If existing file should be overwritten without backup

$removeUnused boolean

If obsolete translations should be removed

$sort boolean

If translations should be sorted

$category string

Message category

$markUnused boolean

If obsolete translations should be marked

return integer

Exit code

saveMessagesToDb() protected method

Saves messages to database

protected void saveMessagesToDb ( $messages, $db, $sourceMessageTable, $messageTable, $removeUnused, $languages, $markUnused )
$messages array
$db yii\db\Connection
$sourceMessageTable string
$messageTable string
$removeUnused boolean
$languages array
$markUnused boolean
saveMessagesToPHP() protected method

Writes messages into PHP files

protected void saveMessagesToPHP ( $messages, $dirName, $overwrite, $removeUnused, $sort, $markUnused )
$messages array
$dirName string

Name of the directory to write to

$overwrite boolean

If existing file should be overwritten without backup

$removeUnused boolean

If obsolete translations should be removed

$sort boolean

If translations should be sorted

$markUnused boolean

If obsolete translations should be marked

saveMessagesToPO() protected method

Writes messages into PO file

protected void saveMessagesToPO ( $messages, $dirName, $overwrite, $removeUnused, $sort, $catalog, $markUnused )
$messages array
$dirName string

Name of the directory to write to

$overwrite boolean

If existing file should be overwritten without backup

$removeUnused boolean

If obsolete translations should be removed

$sort boolean

If translations should be sorted

$catalog string

Message catalog

$markUnused boolean

If obsolete translations should be marked

saveMessagesToPOT() protected method (available since version 2.0.6)

Writes messages into POT file

protected void saveMessagesToPOT ( $messages, $dirName, $catalog )
$messages array
$dirName string

Name of the directory to write to

$catalog string

Message catalog

tokensEqual() protected method (available since version 2.0.1)

Finds out if two PHP tokens are equal

protected boolean tokensEqual ( $a, $b )
$a array|string
$b array|string