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News and the almighty Content View

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  1. Lyn
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    08 May 2008
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    Hi,

    In 3.2 the content view and modifications of it for blogs and events is fantastic!

    It is an awesome little control and saves so much time cause it works out whether the person is requesting a list or a single content item automatically.

    Can I ask why you didn't update the news module (NewsList and SingleNews) to use the content view contol as well?

    I know you can use the generic content control view for news by setting the provider however it would be easier for our users if the provider field was preset.

    I guess we could swap it out ourselves  but how do you remove the old controls from the "News" section in the toolbox if we wanted to do that?

    Are you going to do this in SP2

    Thanks

    Seth
  2. Kalina
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    09 May 2008
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    Hi Seth,

    We are glad to hear that you liked the Content View implementation!

    We are currently working to update the News Module to use Content View control as well. This feature will be available in the release of Sitefinity 3.2. SP2 by the end of May.

    For the time being, we are planning to display the old News controls in the toolbox to ensure backward compatibility. To avoid confusion, we will mark them in some way as old or obsolete. I hope that this solution will work for you. Please let me know if that is not the case.

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    Kalina
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  3. UI Crew
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    09 May 2008
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    Hi,

    Sounds good we will have to cope with the old way for now.

    Can you see if you can make sure it works with the separate tags and categories controls eg. we need to be able to filter the news items in the content list by tags or categories using the tags and categories controls  placed in the right or left minor column

    In fact, I was a bit suprised that the tags control didn't work with the gallery content view. Filtering photo galleries with a tag cloud is pretty standard stuff these days

    Cheers,

    thanks

    Seth

  4. Kalina
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    Hi Seth,

    The new implementation will allow you to filter news items by tags and categories.

    We will implement the Tags List control for Images and Documents in some of the next releases. We realize that it is a very valuable feature but we have not been able to include it for lack of time.
    We are planning many developments to Images and Documents module in the future. More feedback and suggestions on that module welcome!


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  5. Stacey
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    Is there any way to only show certain categories in the news or list view yet?
  6. Georgi
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    Hello Stacey,

    Yes, this is now possible. The NewsView control supports both filtering by Categories or Tags. Please check the attached screenshot.

    As for the Tags filtering, you should use the FilterExpression property like this:

    Tag.Name = "myTag"

    This will instruct the NewsView control to show only articles tagged with myTag.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Regards,
    Georgi
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