With this code, I can retrieve the URL of the file and display it in a <img src""> tag.
The hard part is that I don’t want to show the hero image again in the page image if I selected a hero image, so I’ve thought to use the not() filter in my foreach but I cant use the url string as an argument.
Is there a way to retrieve the entire object with the select query, si I can filter my variable with all the kirby filters, like heroimage()->url() and just heroimage() as an object for the not() filter ?
Is there another way to achieve what I want to do ? Maybe add a second value ? Maybe there is a syntax for retrieving the full object ?
I think inconsistencies like that between page- and file-collection methods should not exist. There is no reason why you should be able to pass a page object to $pages->not(), but not a file to $files->not()@bastianallgeier.
Yep, that’s what bug me a little with this issue (also, i’m a total dev n00b, i’m a designer ^^)
The weird and not so obvious thing is that $page->heroimage() already print the filename so you thought you can use it as a filter in not(), but you can’t, you have to transform it to an object first and then retrieve the filename from it with $page->images()->not($page->heroimage()->toFile()->filename())
That’s because $page->heroimage() actually returns an object. When used in templates, the toString() method is called and you get your normal output that you would expect. To use it in the filter, you have to access the field value as a string (images()->not($page->heroimage()->value())) or cast the object to string: $page->images()->not((string) $page->heroimage()).