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Module with ONE "Do-All" control

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  1. Jeff Vail
    Jeff Vail avatar
    14 posts
    06 Dec 2003
    30 Oct 2010
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    This may be a stretch, but I have to ask.  :)

    Is it possible to build a GC-based module with just ONE user-facing control that is dropped onto a page that does multiple things and handles multi-purpose URL rewriting. The goal is ease of module installation and configuration.

    For example, let's take a module called "Forums" (something everyone is familiar with). I want the site admin to make a page (like /Forums.aspx) and drop on that one control. That's it, and that control would be a full functioning forums system browsable via URLs like:

    /Forums (a top level list of all forums like "Bike Talk", "Car Talk", etc.)
    /Forums/Bike-Talk (a list of all topics in that particular forum)
    /Forums/Topic/bike-for-sale (a topic called "Bike for Sale" in the "Bike Talk" forum)
    /Forums/Tags/road-bike (a list of all topics tagged with "Road Bike")

    Is such a setup possible?  Is there a major drawback to this approach that I may be overlooking?


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    16072 posts
    25 Oct 2016
    31 Oct 2010
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    Hi Jeff,

    The control is just a presentation layer of your data. You should create a custom rewrite service that will cover your need.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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