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Core Functions

Functions to do use core functionality of the system.

ObjectNew (new)

objectNew(string componentName[, any arguments]):component

This function is a replacement for createObject("component",...) and you can use this function in the same way, however unlike createObject("component",...) this functions invokes the init method of the component, if there is one, and allows you to pass arguments to the init method.

// create a component from type `FullName` and invokes the constructor with 2 arguments in the form of an array
c=objectNew("my.FullName", ["Susi","Sorglos"]);

// create a component from type `FullName` and invokes the constructor with named arguments

Maybe you ask yourself "why this function?" when I can do the same with the new operator as follows:

c=new my.FullName("Susi","Sorglos");

This is true, but this function is made for the dynamic loading of components, for example components defined in a configuration file.

c=objectNew(config.componentName, config.arguments);

Render (new)

render(string code [,string dialect]):string

Similar to the function evaluate, this function allows to execute CFML/Lucee code that you provide as a string.

render('<cfmail subject="Hi There!" from="#from#"  to="#to#">Salve!</cfmail> ');

getTagData/getFunctionData (extended)

These 2 functions are now supporting a new argument named dialect. Possible values are CFML or Lucee. With this argument you can define the dialect you want details for, if not defined the dialect of the current template is used.

Locale/Regional Functions

Functions specific for dealing with locale and timezone. Lucee 5 now handles locale (java.util.Locale) and timezone (java.util.TimeZone) objects natively. So the function getLocale() now returns a locale object and getTimeZone() now returns a timezone object. Of course Lucee can still handle string representations of these types as previously.

GetLocaleInfo (new)

getLocaleInfo([,locale locale [, locale displayLocale]]):struct

This function merges the locale functions getLocaleCountry, getLocaleDisplayName, getLocaleInfo, getLocaleLanguage to a single function and "deprecate" the existin locale functions.

dump(getLocaleInfo(getLocale())); // shows information from a locale object 
dump(getLocaleInfo("de_ch")); // shows information to a locale string 

OSGi Functions

Functions specific for dealing with OSGi.

BundleInfo (new)

bundleInfo(any object):struct

If the given object is loaded via an OSGi bundle, this function returns the information about the bundle.

dump(bundleInfo(obj)); // dumps from what bundle the class of the given object comes from

ManifestRead (new)

manifestRead(string pathToJarOrManifestFile):struct

Reads a manifest file and returns the contents as a struct.

dump(manifestread("C:\whatever\whatever.jar")); // dumps the manifest from whatever.jar as a struct

JavaNew (new)

javaNew(string className, string nameOrPath, string versionOrDelimiter):any

This function is a replacement for createObject("java",...) and you can use this function in the same way, but in addition you can also load a class by defining a OSGi bundle and version. In that case Lucee will check if that class is available locally, if not it will try to download the necessary bundle from the update provider.

// Load a class with the definition of the bundle name and version, in this case we are using a different version than the one Lucee has in the core.

// The second and third argument are optional, if the version does not matter simply omit it.

// Or if the class is available in the environment

// You can also still load objects the classic way, but this is not recommended.

Web Service Functions

Functions to handle web services.

WebserviceNew (new)

webserviceNew(string url [, struct arguments]):webserviceProxy

Creates a web service proxy object, a reference to a remote webservice. This function is a replacement for the createObject("webservice",...) function.

Cache Functions

With Lucee 5 we have added some cache functions related to "regions", but these functions only have only been added for compatibility to other CFML Engines. These functions are already marked as "deprecated" and we strongly suggest not to use them in new code.

The functions are:

  • cacheregionexists()
  • cacheregionnew()
  • cacheregionremove()