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Quick editor for MCMS Postings

, 28 Apr 2004
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Quickly navigate through your channels and postings and edit the rawcontent of posting placeholders.

Sample Image - CustomEdit.jpg

Introduction

Sometimes, when you're working with MCMS, you quickly want to navigate through the channels and/or edit a Postings Placeholder's RawContent. The CustomEdit aspx page enables this.

It creates a list of subchannels and posting for the typed address. Clicking a channel causes a navigation to that channel. Clicking a posting causes the above screenshot to appear. On this page, you can quickly edit the name, display name and placeholder's RawContent for the selected posting.

Especially when you mess up an XmlPlaceholder, this may come in handy.

Clicking the save button causes a validation of the current logged on user like this:

CmsApplicationContext cxt = new CmsApplicationContext();
WindowsIdentity ident = HttpContext.Current.User.Identity as WindowsIdentity; 
cxt.AuthenticateUsingUserHandle(ident.Token,PublishingMode.Update);

After that, it resets all the placeholders' RawContent values.

Posting p = (Posting)hi;
p.Name = Request.Form["NAME"];
p.DisplayName = Request.Form["DISPLAYNAME"];
foreach (Placeholder ph in p.Placeholders)
{
    ph.Datasource.RawContent = Request.Form[ph.Name];
}
p.Submit();
cxt.CommitAll();

Hope it helps.

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Rooc
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Netherlands Netherlands
Developer since 1998 and mainly focused on web development. Currently employed as technical architect.

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralI got enough acroymns floating around in my head... PinsitebuilderErik Thompson29-Apr-04 8:22 
GeneralRe: I got enough acroymns floating around in my head... PinsussAnonymous30-Apr-04 3:45 
GeneralRe: I got enough acroymns floating around in my head... PinsitebuilderErik Thompson30-Apr-04 6:40 
GeneralPlaceholder Types PinmemberReiss29-Apr-04 5:06 
GeneralRe: Placeholder Types PinsussAnonymous30-Apr-04 3:46 

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