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Multiple category controls

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  1. Christian
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    Hi,

    we are bulding a custom moudle based on generic content module.
    We need multiple category sections for the module. We also need to maintain these categories seperat.

    Do you provide an example how to develop / Inherit a custom category control with persistence?

    Thanks
    Chris
  2. Georgi
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    Hello Christian,

    Unfortunately we do not have such an example.

    I can give you some advices though - just create additional Metafields for your module, each of them will hold the different categories. With this approach, the categories will be separated, since the metafields are. As for the controls, you can use any control implementing IText interface.

    Best wishes,
    Georgi
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  3. Christian
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    hi,

    thanks, but how to manage these new categories? Is it possible to add categorie admin pages to the control panel?

    Another point: search

    We need a page where users can select content from all categories like

    "I want to show content from

    checkbox cat A, checkbox cat B, checkbox  cat C

    and

    checkbox newCat A, checkbox  newCat C

    and so on."

    What the correct way to use the seach !?
  4. Georgi
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    Hello Christian,

    Yes, such page or module can be added. It can be either a new module, or a new page using our API. Please check the following articles:
    There is also deleting of categories. With this API you will be able to manage the categories. Again, you can just link an Aspx page somewhere in the backend panel.

    As for the searching, you should create a custom indexer which takes your meta fields as well. Then you can do a customized search.

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi
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