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setup method for generic view classes
Django 2.2 (released in April 2019)
django.views.View class, which is available to all generic views.
This is intended to be overridden to assign instance attributes that other methods will need.
For example, you would use this to load model instances identified in the URL arguments:
from django.views import generic from django import shortcuts from myapp import models class Frob(generic.TemplateView): def setup(self, request, *args, **kwargs): super().setup(request, *args, **kwargs) self.frob = shortcuts.get_object_or_404(models.Frob, pk=kwargs["pk"])
To date, I’ve been overriding
dispatch to do this - didn’t realise there was a
More in the Django view docs