Template dependent field validator WITHOUT Sitecore rules engine

A year ago I have posted about how to create template dependent field validator with rules engine. But it requires too many modifications, so I have decided to write this post about how to do the similar functionality without rules engine.

So at first I have implemented a base class which should be used by all validators which want to be dependent on a template or a base template. This class does the following steps:

  1. Checks the template ID and base template ID of the current item
  2. If it is true then the main part is called, this is the following line:
return evaluate();

This is the injected specific validation method which is passed as a parameter.

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WebEdit.AffectWorkflowForDatasourceItems – collect datasource children items

This feature appeared in Sitecore 8.2, which is changing the workflow state value for datasource items together with the context page item (only in Experience Editor). Here is a great summary article related to these improvements.

I was not fully satisfied with this because by default this only collects the datasource items and does not the children items of a datasource. This is an issue when you have something like a list component which shows the children items. What I have found is:

<command
name="webedit:workflowwithdatasourceitems" type="Sitecore.ExperienceEditor.WebEdit.Commands.WorkflowWithDatasourceItems, Sitecore.ExperienceEditor" />

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Editor Extensions – Copy a page with its components

What Sitecore standard copy functionality does:

  1. Copies the whole item tree under the selected item
  2. Copies all item versions (if you have more)
  3. All references (included the datasources in your components) remain the same

So in some cases it is good but especially when you have pages with local component datasources the standard copy function does not really for you.

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