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Generic views

Django 1.3 introduced class-based generic views (see

This application provides a customized class-based view, similar to django.views.generic.ListView, that allows Ajax pagination of a list of objects (usually a queryset).

AjaxListView reference

.. py:module:: endless_pagination.views

.. py:class:: AjaxListView(django.views.generic.ListView)

    A class based view, similar to *django.views.generic.ListView*,
    that allows Ajax pagination of a list of objects.

    You can use this class based view in place of *ListView* in order to
    recreate the behaviour of the *page_template* decorator.

    For instance, assume you have this code (taken from Django docs)::

        from django.conf.urls import patterns
        from django.views.generic import ListView
        from books.models import Publisher

        urlpatterns = patterns('',
            (r'^publishers/$', ListView.as_view(model=Publisher)),

    You want to Ajax paginate publishers, so, as seen, you need to switch
    the template if the request is Ajax and put the page template
    into the context as a variable named *page_template*.

    This is straightforward, you only need to replace the view class, e.g.::

        from django.conf.urls import patterns
        from books.models import Publisher

        from endless_pagination.views import AjaxListView

        urlpatterns = patterns('',
            (r'^publishers/$', AjaxListView.as_view(model=Publisher)),

    NOTE: Django >= 1.3 is required to use this view.

    .. py:attribute:: key

        the querystring key used for the current pagination
        (default: *settings.ENDLESS_PAGINATION_PAGE_LABEL*)

    .. py:attribute:: page_template

        the template used for the paginated objects

    .. py:attribute:: page_template_suffix

        the template suffix used for autogenerated page_template name
        (when not given, default='_page')

    .. py:method:: get_context_data(self, **kwargs)

        Adds the *page_template* variable in the context.

        If the *page_template* is not given as a kwarg of the *as_view*
        method then it is invented using app label, model name
        (obviously if the list is a queryset), *self.template_name_suffix*
        and *self.page_template_suffix*.

        For instance, if the list is a queryset of *blog.Entry*,
        the template will be *blog/entry_list_page.html*.

    .. py:method:: get_template_names(self)

        Switch the templates for Ajax requests.

    .. py:method:: get_page_template(self, **kwargs)

        Only called if *page_template* is not given as a kwarg of