Provides a mechanism for looking up an object associated with the current HTTP request.
Methods and Attributes
The model that this view will display data for. Specifying
= Foo is effectively the same as specifying
objects stands for
QuerySet that represents the objects. If provided, the value of
queryset supersedes the value provided for
The name of the field on the model that contains the slug. By default,
The name of the URLConf keyword argument that contains the slug. By
The name of the URLConf keyword argument that contains the primary key.
Designates the name of the variable to use in the context.
get_object() to perform its lookup using
both the primary key and the slug. Defaults to
This attribute can help mitigate insecure direct object reference
attacks. When applications allow access to individual objects by a
sequential primary key, an attacker could brute-force guess all URLs;
thereby obtaining a list of all objects in the application. If users
with access to individual objects should be prevented from obtaining
this list, setting
True will help prevent
the guessing of URLs as each URL will require two correct,
non-sequential arguments. Using a unique slug may serve the same
purpose, but this scheme allows you to have non-unique slugs.
Returns the single object that this view will display. If
is provided, that queryset will be used as the source of objects;
get_queryset() will be used.
pk_url_kwarg argument in the arguments to the view; if
this argument is found, this method performs a primary-key based lookup
using that value. If this argument is not found, it looks for a
slug_url_kwarg argument, and performs a slug lookup using the
perform its lookup using both the primary key and the slug.
Returns the queryset that will be used to retrieve the object that
this view will display. By default,
get_queryset() returns the
value of the
queryset attribute if it is set, otherwise
it constructs a
QuerySet by calling
all() method on the
model attribute’s default manager.
Return the context variable name that will be used to contain the
data that this view is manipulating. If
not set, the context name will be constructed from the
of the model that the queryset is composed from. For example, the model
Article would have context object named
Returns context data for displaying the object.
The base implementation of this method requires that the
attribute be set by the view (even if
None). Be sure to do this if
you are using this mixin without one of the built-in views that does so.
It returns a dictionary with these contents:
object: The object that this view is displaying
self.object will also be stored under
the name returned by
get_context_object_name(), which defaults
to the lowercased version of the model name.
Context variables override values from template context processors
Any variables from
get_context_data() take precedence over
context variables from context processors. For example, if your view
model attribute to
User, the default context
object name of
user would override the
user variable from
get_context_object_name() to avoid a clash.
A mixin class that performs template-based response rendering for views
that operate upon a single object instance. Requires that the view it is
mixed with provides
self.object, the object instance that the view is
self.object will usually be, but is not required to be,
an instance of a Django model. It may be
None if the view is in the
process of constructing a new instance.
Methods and Attributes
The field on the current object instance that can be used to determine
the name of a candidate template. If either
itself or the value of the
template_name_field on the current
object instance is
None, the object will not be used for a
candidate template name.
The suffix to append to the auto-generated candidate template name.
Default suffix is
Returns a list of candidate template names. Returns the following list:
the value of
template_name on the view (if provided)
the contents of the
template_name_field field on the
object instance that the view is operating upon (if available)