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Customized News or Others Modules under v36

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  1. Pierre
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    16 Feb 2009
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    Hi,
    I'm working with this new version. I need some help to port my customizing in the standards Modules. I have used News Module with extensions. I need to add as codebehind and as template some buttons actions.Same for Insert/List templates for Backside admin of this module. In the past this is easier adding some items and link one codebehind, but now!. Could you help me with this steps?

    a)Remplace standard templates from News
        List/Edit/Insert Templates
    b) Add some extra codebehind that extend the normal like add extra button action.

    Regards
        
  2. Jeff
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    I need help with this too. Once again Sitefinity's innovation is far ahead of the documentation! :(

    This page shows how to customize the Generic Content module. One of the steps is editing the "Insert" template (ControlPanelInsert.ascx).

    This control no longer exists under 3.6 (more succinctly, it has been folded into telerik's assembly in binary).

    Is there any updated documentation you can point us to? Or will you be tasked, once again, with documenting this on-the-fly for us in this forum?

    As always, I appreciate your help.

    Jeff


  3. Georgi
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    Hello Jeff,

    You can take a look at the Kb Article How to map a view to an external template, in Sitefinity 3.6 or later? for more information on how to use the new templates.

    We are going to release a hotfix by tomorrow. We will update the KB as well. As for the documentation, we are currently working on it.

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
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  4. Jeff
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    Thanks Georgi. I did find the KB article and successfully modified a template.

    I apologize if I'm coming of a bit crotchedy in my last few posts. I've been frustrated because my last three development endevours seemed like a waste of my time:

    *  I had the SingleNews control working and in place. Then I installed 3.5 and it was obsolete with no guidence on how to replace it.
    *  I learned to modify News and Library templates and then upgraded to 3.6, only to find the templates are now rolled up into the binary and, again no guidence on how to get that functionality back (until now).
    * The big one: I spent a great deal of time learning Nolics only to read in one of the Sitfinity blogs that Telerik had purchased OpenAccess ORM and Sitefinity will be using it. This blog post was written in October of last year.

    I will try to have a better attitude in my future interactions.

    Before I resume any serious development, I plan on reading the last 9 months of the four Sitefinity blogs, SitefinityWatch and the KB.

    If you can suggest any any additional resources that will give me insight into future directions of Sitefinity, please let me know.

    Sitefinity is a dream come true from a feature standpoint. It has everything I'm looking for: Extensive CMS features, easy-to-use, advanced web controls and an ORM system. There is nothing else that compares in the .NET world.

    The only problem is I can't fully embrace it until I no longer feel like I'm coding to a moving target.

    Thanks for listening.

    Jeff
  5. Georgi
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    Hello Jeff,

    Let me first tell you that I can completely understand how you feel. I would feel the same if I was on your place.

    I can understand your feelings for the moving target as well. I should say, that we are in really very very dynamic world, and lots of new things should be done quickly if you want to succeed. We are changing Sitefinity way faster than most of people could expect, but we believe this is for good. There is no problem for that, if we update our Roadmaps and Documentations on time. That is why we are really trying to do that. We are working on the Documentations now, both User and Developers manual. If you take a look in our blogs now, you will notice that we are posting new articles every day, in order to keep you up-to-date with the information as soon as possible.

    I think that you have the right for your attitude, and I can assure you that we made a note about this. Hopefully we will manage to clean the rocks out of your and the other developers' way soon, with the documentation updates.

    All the best,
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  6. Jeff
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    Hi Georgi,

    Please don't misunderstand me- I'm not against the quick pace of innovation in Sitefinity. I think it's great and I encourage it.

    I just want to feel like I'm "in the loop" on future directions of Sitefinity (Nolics, for example).

    I also don't want to feel "in the dark" a major feature is changed and there's seemingly no documentation or even explanation (Control Templates, for example).

    It turns out, both concerns are addressed quite well in your various blogs, which I only learned of a couple of weeks ago. There is some great documentation being developed on the new templates, for example.

    Since this is your preferred method for getting out new directions and new documentation for Sitefinity, you should plaster big, bold links to the blogs all over your Support section. KB, Forums, Documentation, Roadmap, anywhere a reasonable person learning Sitefinity might go when he or she needs guidence.

    Thanks for being receptive to my concerns.

    Jeff
  7. Ivan
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    Hi Jeff,

    I'd just like to say that blogs are simplest and most dynamic way for us to publish the new information. We are aware that information on Sitefinity is rather scattered and this causes a lot of problems (especially to the new users), but we are working on this - no details yet - however, the problem is being actively dealt with.

    In the mean time, you can subscribe to our developer blog, because chances are - anything worth knowing for a developer will make its way there.

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

    Greetings,
    Ivan
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