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Python Django Class-based Views Classy Views TemplateView

Kayla Johnson
Kayla Johnson
1,798 Points

super() takes at least 1 argument (0 given)

The video mentions using the following: def get_context_data(self, kwargs): context = super().get_context_data(kwargs)

But this doesn't work. I'm using Python 2.7 and I get the error that it needs an argument. What does this need to look like?

2 Answers

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Legacy Python required you to specify the class and the instance. context = super(ClassName, self).get_context_data(**kwargs) (you'll need to put your class name in there where it says ClassName). All that extra code is yet one more reason to upgrade to modern Python.

Kayla Johnson
Kayla Johnson
1,798 Points

I see, thank you. Unfortunately I took on a project for a client and they are using Python 2.7.

context = super(HomeView, self).get_context_data(**kwargs)

instead of

context = super().get_context_data(**kwargs)