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  1. Bryan
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    Documents
    I am trying to sort content in my development site and it is proving to be elusive.  For example, when I add a list of documents to a page the option is given to sort the list of documents as they are sorted in the document library.  However, when I apply a custom sort to the library it is not applied in the document list widget on a page.

    Is the reason for this the fact that the custom sorting preferences for a document library is failing to be persisted?  Because I have noticed after I create a custom sort, click the save button and navigate away from the documents page then navigate back, the custom sort is not there.

    Pages in a Navigation Control
    Another instance where sorting is not being applied is in a Navigation widget.  When I drop a Navigation widget on a page and select the parent page, the list of pages is generated but it is not sorted according to the sort order that has been applied in the Pages admin tool.

    Generic Content
    Does not appear to be sortable...at all.

    Suggestions
    The correct ordering of content is a basic requirement.  In the case of news and blog articles, it is natural to sort them by date but other content should have the ability to have the sort order specified by the user.  As is the case with pages, shouldn't we have the ability to change the sequence of an item, be it a document, image or generic content item?

    I am attaching a couple of screen shots to illustrate my issues.

    Thanks,
    Bryan
  2. Kalina
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    Hello Bryan,

    Thanks for taking the time to prepare such a detailed report on the problems with sorting.
    These have been logged and we will fix them in some of the coming weekly releases.

    We will also assign a task to retest all places in the system when sorting is applied and fix all problems.
    You are right - this behavior is very important.

    I added 100 points to your account as a sign of gratitude for your help.

    All the best,
    Kalina
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  3. Bryan
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    Thanks Kalina,

    Does Telerik intend to provide a solution for sorting generic content?  I'm sure I'm not alone in saying this kind of functionality would be very useful.

    Thanks for your reply!

    Bryan
  4. Kalina
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    Hi Bryan,

    We are planning to have a Designer for the Content list widget (#101288).
    It will include options to set filtering and sorting.

    This is in the plans for Q1.


    Kind regards,
    Kalina
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  5. Bryan
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    Has there been any movement on my original issue?  I know it's been a month and we're on RC2 but I am experiencing the same issue.  It is becoming difficult to justify building custom controls and designers for what should be OOTB functionality.

    Thanks,
    Bryan
  6. Radoslav Georgiev
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    Hello Bryan,

    As mentioned previously those tasks are planned for Q1. Unfortunately there is no progress on that yet.

    All the best,
    Radoslav Georgiev
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