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Media Context ============= When a site has to handle pictures, you can have different type of pictures: news pictures, users pictures etc. But in the end pictures require the same features: resize, cdn and database relationship with entities. The ``MediaBundle`` tries to solve this situation by introducing ``context``: a context has its own set of media providers and its own set of formats. That means you can have a ``small`` user picture format and a ``small`` news picture format with different sizes and providers. By setting ``constraint`` to ``false``, the uploaded picture can be smaller than the defined size(s). Also each format allows to use a custom resizer instead of the default one configured in the provider: .. code-block:: yaml # config/packages/sonata_media.yaml sonata_media: contexts: default: # the default context is mandatory providers: - sonata.media.provider.dailymotion - sonata.media.provider.youtube - sonata.media.provider.image - sonata.media.provider.file formats: small: { width: 100 , quality: 70} big: { width: 500 , quality: 70, resizer: sonata.media.resizer.square} news: providers: - sonata.media.provider.youtube - sonata.media.provider.image formats: small: { width: 150 , quality: 95} big: { width: 500 , quality: 90, constraint: false} ``AdminBundle`` Integration --------------------------- When you create a new blog post, you might want to link an image to that post. Doctrine ORM: .. code-block:: xml Doctrine PHPCR: .. code-block:: xml In the ``PostAdmin``, you can add a new field ``image`` with a ``link_parameters`` option. This option will add an extra parameter into the ``add`` link. This parameter will be used by the related controller:: public function configureFormFields(FormMapper $form) { $form ->add('image', 'sonata_type_model_list', [], ['link_parameters' =>['context' => 'news']]); } If you look in the ``MediaAdmin`` class, the class defined a ``getPersistentParameters`` method. This method allows you to define persistent parameters across the ``MediaAdminController``. Depending on the action, the parameter can change the Admin behaviors:: public function getPersistentParameters() { if (!$this->getRequest()) { return []; } return [ 'provider' => $this->getRequest()->get('provider'), 'context' => $this->getRequest()->get('context'), ]; } * *list*: filters the list to display only one ``context`` * *create*: creates a new media asset with the provided ``context``

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