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append_around_filter

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append_around_filter(*filters) public

The passed filters will have their before method appended to the array of filters that’s run both before actions on this controller are performed and have their after method prepended to the after actions. The filter objects must all respond to both before and after. So if you do append_around_filter A.new, B.new, the callstack will look like:

  B#before
    A#before
    A#after
  B#after
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August 7, 2008 - (>= v2.1.0)
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around_filter - working example

More detailed, working example of usage:

class HomeController < ApplicationController   
  around_filter :action1, :action2

  around_filter do |controller, action|
    logger.info "code block before action"
    action.call
    logger.info "code block after action"
  end

  def index
    logger.info "ACTION"
  end       

  private # filters should not be available for external URL

  def action1            
    logger.info "ACTION1 before yield"
    yield "ACTION1" 
    logger.info "ACTION1 after yield"
  end

  def action2            
    logger.info "ACTION2 before yield"
    yield "ACTION2" 
    logger.info "ACTION2 after yield"
  end       
end

Results (in log file):

ACTION1 before yield
ACTION2 before yield
code block before action
ACTION
Rendering home/index
code block after action
ACTION2 after yield
ACTION1 after yield 
July 4, 2008
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around_filter code example

This is how it’s used:

around_filter do |controller, action|
  do_your(:stuff) do
    action.call
  end
end