1) I downloaded the embedded templates from the KB, but they don't seem
to be the correct. A lot of the css styles are wrong, for example
NewsItemEdit.sft has a linkbutton on line 35, but it's not formed
correctly (should have a strong tag with class "dark" to complete the
button) and so the styling of the edit page is off. I had to fix this
manually by copying from the events module, which I'm using the
embedded templates for...
We have provided new templates, which you may find in your Client.Net account.
of my news items are showing up as "Uncategorized" in edit mode. if I
look at them in preview mode, or in the live website, they are
categorized correctly. additionally, if I change it to the correct
category, then save it and come back to edit it, the correct category
is now shown, but on the first load in edit mode it always says
We have tried to reproduce this but to no avail. Do you mean page edit mode, or News item edit mode?
3) how do I map external templates for a module with multiple providers?
We have updated the KB Article How to map a view to an external template, in Sitefinity 3.6 or later?
so it countains the required information now. Sorry for omitting this important part from it.
4) this is just a suggestion, but isn't there some way to have the
embedded template generate input fields on the fly for meta items? I
mean you already collect what type they are (string, int, datetime,
etc) and based on that you could add default controls (textbox,
datetimepicker, etc) dynamically to the page and set the id based on
the metaname... that way we can add and remove meta fields without
having to change the template UNLESS we need additional functionality
that is not built in by default... just an idea. actually I though this
is what you were already doing correct me if you've already said this
This is a nice idea, but what if someone wants to have a different control associated with the metafield? You might want to have a textbox, while I want to have a textarea. Still, I like the idea for default associated control, but this would be a kind of overhead - one more option to choose (to use the default control or not). Let me know if I am missing something :)
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