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JsonBuilder

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JsonBuilder

Overview

The JSON builder allows you to build your JSON through the Symfony PropertyAccess Component while keeping the control of the value escaping.

Create a builder

To build some JSON, you will need to instantiate a builder:

use FOS\CKEditorBundle\Builder\JsonBuilder;

$builder = new JsonBuilder();

Set your values

To set your values on the builder, you can either use setValues or setValue but be aware they don’t behave same. Basically, setValues allows you to append a set of values in the builder without escaping control whereas setValue allows you to append one value in the builder but with escaping control.

Append a set of values

To append a set of values in the builder, just use setValues and pass your values as first argument:

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$builder->setValues(array('foo' => array('bar')));

Additionally, this method takes as second argument a path prefix (PropertyAccess Component) which allows you to append your values where you want in the builder graph. So, the next sample is basically the equivalent of the precedent:

$builder->setValues(array('bar'), '[foo]');

Append one value

To append one value in the builder, just use setValue and pass the path as first argument and the value as second one:

$builder->setValue('[foo][0]','bar');

If you want to keep control of the value escaping, this part is for you. Basically, just pass false as third argument:

$builder->setValue('[foo][0]','bar', false);

Configure the JSON encode options

By default, the JSON builder uses the native json_encode options. To override it, you can use:

$builder->setJsonEncodeOptions(JSON_FORCE_OBJECT);
$jsonEncodeOptions = $builder->getJsonEncodeOptions();

Values for those options can be found in PHP documentation for json_decode()

Build your JSON

Once your builder is well configured, you can build your JSON:

$json = $builder->build();

Reset the builder

Because the builder is stateful (keep a track of every values), you need to reset it if you want to restart a json build:

$builder->reset();

Example

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use FOS\CKEditorBundle\Builder\JsonBuilder;

$builder = new JsonBuilder();

// {"0":"foo","1":bar}
echo $builder
    ->setJsonEncodeOptions(JSON_FORCE_OBJECT)
    ->setValues(array('foo'))
    ->setValue('[1]', 'bar', false)
    ->build();

// {"foo":["bar"],"baz":bat}
echo $builder
    ->reset()
    ->setValues(array('foo' => array('bar')))
    ->setValue('[baz]', 'bat', false)
    ->build();

This work, including the code samples, is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license.