So I have a methodology that works fine but I have a distinct feeling there is a totally different way, more Magentoriffic way to do this.
I have an admin module with a tabbed form. In one of the tabs, I want a small form to reside just above a grid. I have done it by doing a simple append on the blocks with a period as shown below.
Works great, no errors, no exceptions, but I have not seen this methodology anywhere else in Magento.
So, I am on a quest to determine the Magento way of doing this. Here is my code:
$this->addTab('directory_content', array( 'label' => Mage::helper('businessdirectory')->__('Listings'), 'title' => Mage::helper('businessdirectory')->__('Listings'), 'content' => $this->getLayout()->createBlock('businessdirectory/adminhtml_directories_edit_tab_listing')->toHtml(). $this->getLayout()->createBlock('businessdirectory/adminhtml_directories_edit_tab_listing_grid')->toHtml() ));