Django first view


Django view

  • Django view is a python function or a class that handles HTTP requests/responses.

Django first view.

  • open my_app/ and add the below code to it
from django.http import HttpResponse

def first_view(request):
    return HttpResponse("<h1>Hurray!! My first django view</h1>")
  • Django view takes the request as parameter and returns the HTTP response.
  • Django provides the HttpResponse class to create the HTTP response.

Configure view to url dispatcher

  • create a new file my_app/ and below code to it.
from django.urls import path
from my_app import views

urlpatterns = [
    path('', views.first_view, name='first_view'),
  • Django provides path function to map the requested url to the django view based on the request path.
  • Django looks at urlpatterns variable to find the urls.

Congifure app urls to project urls

  • Previously, we configured the app urls to view. But, it won't work until we configure it with project urls.
  • Project urls are the root urls where the django request recieved based on the url path and dispatched to respective django view.
  • To configure the app urls to the project, open file my_project/ and update it accordingly.
from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path, include

urlpatterns = [
    # include app urls
    path('my_app/', include('my_app.urls')),