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How to get component parameters?

I have a problem here and just cant solve it :-/

I am developing an Joomla component with backend. In the backend I set a parameter, the dashboardId, but I can't access them in the view. I always get data:protected (when I dump params). It seems like I'm not allowed to access the object.

Here is the default.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metadata>
    <layout title="Dashboard">
        <message>
            <![CDATA[dashboard LAYOUT DESCRIPTION]]>
        </message>
    </layout>
    <fields name="params">
        <fieldset name="params">
            <field
                name="dashboardId" 
                type="text" 
                label="Dashboard ID"
                description="com_dashboard_desc"
                default="1"
            >   
            </field>
        </fieldset>
    </fields>
</metadata>

Now, in the view.html.php I try to access the parameter like this:

$app = &JFactory::getApplication();
$params = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_dashboard');
$dashboardId = $params->get('dashboardId');
var_dump($dashboardId);

When I do var_dump($dashboardId); I get NULL but when I dump $app, I can see the dashboardID

every help would be appreciated! Thanks

There's a more simple way. First import Joomla Component Helper:

jimport('joomla.application.component.helper'); // not required in Joomla 3.x

And then retrieve any attribute you want like this:

$params = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_dashboard');
$dashboardID = $params->get('dashboardID');

Greetings.

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