Extend an administrator class in the front end code

by kalinma   Last Updated October 19, 2019 00:10 AM - source

I have just upgraded my site from Joomla 3.7 to 3.9 and am getting errors related to my code for a component model class that extends an administrator component model class. The require_once line below was fine in Joomla 3.7. I replaced it with JLoader::import, but not luck. Is the JPATH_COMPONENT_ADMINISTRATOR constant no longer valid in Joomla 3.9? The error I'm getting is:

PHP Fatal error: Class 'NoDiceModelWidget' not found in C:\xampp\htdocs\nodice\components\com_nodice\models\widget.php on line 8

The import should be looking in C:\xampp\htdocs\nodice\administrator\components\com_nodice\models. How can I import my administrator model to extend my front-end model?

defined('_JEXEC') or die;

//require_once JPATH_COMPONENT_ADMINISTRATOR.'/models/widget.php';

class NoDiceModelAuthorWidget extends NoDiceModelWidget
    public function __construct($config = array())
Tags : jloader

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