How to use Yii's Gii code generator?


by kadin , in category: PHP Frameworks , a year ago

How to use Yii's Gii code generator?

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by tressie.damore , a year ago


Yii's Gii code generator is a powerful tool that can save you a lot of time and effort when developing web applications. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use it:

  1. Install Yii Framework: First, you need to install the Yii framework on your system. You can do this by following the instructions on the Yii website.
  2. Enable Gii: Once Yii is installed, you need to enable Gii in your application by adding the following code to your application configuration file:
'modules' => [
    'gii' => [
        'class' => 'yiigiiModule',
        // ...
    // ...

  1. Access Gii: Now, you can access Gii by navigating to the following URL in your web browser: http://your-app-url/index.php?r=gii. This will bring up the Gii dashboard.
  2. Generate code: From the Gii dashboard, you can select the type of code you want to generate, such as models, CRUD, or modules. You can also customize the code generation options, such as the name of the table, the model class name, and the view files.
  3. Review and save code: After you have configured the code generation options, you can review the generated code and make any necessary modifications. Once you are satisfied with the code, you can save it to your application.

That's it! With Yii's Gii code generator, you can quickly and easily generate code for your web application, saving you time and effort in the development process.