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Adding views in Django as easy as pie.

Project Description

What it does?

Can’t remember Class-Based-Views parameters? Are you tired of reiterating the same mundane steps while adding a new view? Try django-addview.

How it works?

Django-addview provides you with a simple ncurses based gui to add new class-based or functional view.

  • Creates class declaration (fill needed parameters, select a model from the dropdown etc.)
  • Remembers all class-based attributes for you
  • Creates template (empty, or copied from existing one)
  • Adds entry to
  • Cares about all imports


pip install django_addview

And add to



./ addview app_name

Remember: What you type inside app is what you get inside your code, so if you want to have a string you have to quote it. For example:

template_name       "test_app/my_view.html"


Django-addview expects only one config variable. It’s : ADDVIEW_GLOBAL_TEMPLATE_DIR = ... which points to directory where you keep your project templates (It’s good practice to keep templates inside one directory per project unless you write reusable app).

Django-addview can create your views in two locations. One is ADDVIEW_GLOBAL_TEMPLATE_DIR and second is templates directory inside your apps directory. You choose between them while adding view in gui.

Example of configuration:

SITE_ROOT = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__)), '..')
ADDVIEW_GLOBAL_TEMPLATE_DIR = os.path.join(SITE_ROOT, 'templates')


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