Extending existing ModelAdmin

Sometimes you'll work with ModelAdmins from other modules. To customise these interfaces, you can always subclass. But there's also another tool at your disposal: The Extension API.

use SilverStripe\Core\Extension;

class MyAdminExtension extends Extension 
{
    // ...
    public function updateEditForm(&$form) 
    {
        $form->Fields()->push(/* ... */)
    }
}

Now enable this extension through your [config.yml](/topics/configuration) file.

MyAdmin:
  extensions:
    - MyAdminExtension

The following extension points are available: updateEditForm(), updateSearchContext(), updateSearchForm(), updateList(), updateImportForm.