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Generic based module - API

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  1. __dave__
    __dave__ avatar
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    01 Feb 2005
    09 Nov 2010
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    Hi, I've sucessfully created a Generic content based module, Workshops. In the administration area, I can add, edit and delete, everything's great. Next I need to create a custom control to display items is a formatted list (I need to group by categories etc...).

    Here's a sample of code that I've been trying to use to get a single item (hard-coded id for testing).:

    Telerik.Cms.Engine.ContentManager contentManager = new Telerik.Cms.Engine.ContentManager("Workshops");
    Telerik.Cms.Engine.IContent theContentItem;
    theContentItem = contentManager.GetContent(new Guid("f7814ca4-630c-4107-b6c8-f6626ff2a1db"));
    Response.Write(theContentItem.GetMetaData("DatesLocations").ToString() + "<br />");

    theContentItem and meta data fields are always null, I can get regular generic content items with no problems. Am I missing something?

    thanks in advance.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    19 Oct 2016
    09 Nov 2010
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    Hi __dave__,

    If the content item is null, then you do not have an item with the ID you are trying to find it. The metadata is null or Empty.String if you have not set any value to it. Here is a link to all methods that you can use to find, filter, sort etc list of IContent items.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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