Ruby on Rails Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thanks! So I renamed /views/background/randomize.html.erb to /views/background/_randomize.html.erb and changed the method name in the background controller to _randomize as well. I put <%= render :partial => "background/_randomize" %> in application.html.erb.

Some things work, some things don't. So my randomize method simply sets @swf_bg to a random file in the public folder and then I put <%= @swf_bg %> in the _randomize.html.erb view. This is displayed properly when I go to /background/_randomize.html.erb, but when I go to the index of my site it's not including the @swf_bg variable that displays correctly when I go to /background/_randomize

it's including the code from _randomize.hml.erb in my main page like: <embed src="" /> instead of <embed src="/random/swf/file.swf" />, but when I visit /background/_randomize in my browser it works fine.

2014年4月27日日曜日 15時59分57秒 UTC-5 mike2r:

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:45:58 PM UTC-4, Kazuna Nakama wrote:
Hi Everyone, this is my first post on Ruby on Rails, I've managed to get up and running with Rails 4.1 on FreeBSD with Nginx and Ruby 2.1.1. 

My issue is this:

I have a folder located at /public/swf/ that contains numerous swf files I want to load as a background for every page of my site. I've successfully created a controller with a randomize method and a corresponding view that loads the backgrounds randomly. The problem I'm having a bit of trouble with now is getting the output of /background/randomize.html.erb and putting that output into the application layout so the backgrounds load on every page. My HTML/CSS is just fine, however I can't seem to include that in the application view.

Would I be using the render method, content_for, or capture do for taking the raw parsed HTML output of background/randomize and putting it in the application layout?

I would rename randomize.html.erb as a partial and render it in the application layout.   If you haven't worked with partials, refer to the following:


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