Sitecore provides you the possibility to implement your own layout resolver if the default one is not enough for you. Basically you can change the layout of a page based on a business logic without changing the item in the database.Continue reading “Custom layout resolver”
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:
- Checks the template ID and base template ID of the current item
- If it is true then the main part is called, this is the following line:
This is the injected specific validation method which is passed as a parameter.
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" />
What Sitecore standard copy functionality does:
- Copies the whole item tree under the selected item
- Copies all item versions (if you have more)
- 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.
During my investigation of Sitecore xDB I tried several things and I found out that I want to increase a the value of a profile key programmatically. This question was helpful but it did not provide the whole solution. In some cases maybe you need this. It has been tested on Sitecore 8.2 update 3.
A few days ago I implemented a custom field which should have 2 dropdowns which are depending on each other (here you can find the whole implementation, in this example I will just show you a simple text field).
So I checked all possible solutions and I decided to use the Iframe type for that. This is a default field provided by Sitecore. So in the source input on the template you need to provide the url for your iframe. In my case it will be a Controller:
I got a requirement that I need to create more data templates with the same fields but the fields should have different validations based on the template. So I decided to create a base template and inherit the other templates from this. Now, how can I assign different validators for the fields based on the template?
Today I created a rendering component which has around 10 fields but the whole component is not editable in Experience Editor. I decided to use Edit Frame from Glass Mapper. The BeginEditFrame wants all the editable fields as a parameter. But for around 10 fields not that comfortable.
The following code snippet creates an Edit Frame only with 1 field.
|@using (@Html.Glass().BeginEditFrame(Model, "Edit The Component", x => x.Image))|
|// your code|
The default Sitecore Name Value List field has an annoying issue. It does not allow to use special characters like ‘-‘ for the key. I just digged into the Sitecore.Kernel library and I found a regular expression validation which is hardcoded.
Let’s overwrite this class make it more flexible. The main issue with the implementation that they don’t encode/decode the URI.
The module is developed by @maaakstiles and I really like it because it’s easy to extend/change to fit your requirements. The basic idea is very easy. It gets data from somewhere (Sitecore/CSV/SQL/MySQL). I played with the SQL part.