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How to generate urls in django

In Django's template language, you can use {% url [viewname] [args] %} to generate a URL to a specific view with parameters. How can you programatically do the same in Python code?

What I need is to create a list of menu items where each item has name, URL, and an active flag (whether it's the current page or not). This is because it will be a lot cleaner to do this in Python than the template language.

I'm using two different approaches in my models.py. The first is the permalink decorator:

from django.db.models import permalink

def get_absolute_url(self): 
    """Construct the absolute URL for this Item."""
    return ('project.app.views.view_name', [str(self.id)])
get_absolute_url = permalink(get_absolute_url)

You can also call reverse directly:

from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse

def get_absolute_url(self): 
    """Construct the absolute URL for this Item."""
    return reverse('project.app.views.view_name', None, [str(self.id)])
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Be aware that using reverse() requires that your urlconf module is 100% error free and can be processed - iow no ViewDoesNotExist errors or so, or you get the dreaded NoReverseMatch exception (errors in templates usually fail silently resulting in None).

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