Month: May 2016

Page template preview

30 May 2016 EPiServer No comments

In one of our projects we use News page type to show the latest Company news. The news page is an article with title, image, teaser, main content and “See also” section. The section is Content Area with links to other news pages. Editor manually selects few news that should be displayed as related with currently edited news page. Each section item is rendered using custom partial page template. When editor creates news page, he doesn’t know how the page will look like in See also version. That’s why I tried to prepare news page template preview. It will be a custom edit mode view available on News Page.
see also mock (more…)

TextArea with statistics

22 May 2016 EPiServer, EPiServer properties No comments

For the plain text like introductions or short descriptions we use TextArea property. It could be useful for editor to see how many characters and words he already typed. It gives an overview of how much space for new value is required. That’s why I decided to implement property TextArea with statistics.
TextArea with statistics

How to disable creating new blocks in Content Area

18 May 2016 EPiServer, EPiServer properties 1 comment

In some scenarios we would like to disable creating new blocks functionality on Content Areas. Then editors will add only existing items using drag and drop functionality. We could implement one of few solutions to meet this requirement. It can be EditorDescriptor with client widget or quick hack enclosed in 10 lines of backend code.
Content Area no create new link

How to render line breaks for string property

13 May 2016 EPiServer, EPiServer properties 2 comments

In one of out projects I had a requirement to prepare a multiline text property that supports line breaks. It had to be a standard textarea field with no HTML elements just plain text with new line support. The dojo editor didn’t require changes, because line breaks were stored during saving property data. Only value renderer had to be implemented.
TextArea editor