I have found a promising tutorial here: [url]http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_use_the_JToolBar_class_in_the_frontend
It seems that the idea MAY be to create a form that has id="adminForm" and lists each of the rows you want to maintain. In the view that uses this form, you add a getToolBar method, and this provides buttons to invoke the CRUD functions.
But then the article says,
Also, and as explained above, you'll need to add functions within the controller that is called when one of the toolbar buttons is pressed, to process the request gracefully.
BUT it never did explain how to do this "above" or anyplace else. I think we're close here, but so far I have not managed to add whatever is needed to make this work.
Anybody else have any luck?
Okay, turns out maybe the author meant "below" instead of "above", because below the 1.6 part is a longer 1.5 part, and it refers to some changes to the controller. A little experimenting shows that he means the main site controller. Now, it looks like you can put in methods that will cause the system to try to open a view when you hit a button, but then he says, "You can put any code in there you want". Well, thanks! It would be helpful for us lesser types to know just what code effin' Joomla would like to see for those various functions! There are so many hidden defaults of every kind that it's about impossible.
Maybe the Joomla team should be forced to take a year off and just thoroughly document what they've done so far?