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  1. derek
    derek avatar
    37 posts
    15 Jun 2007
    13 Apr 2009
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    We're running Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix.

    We have a script that automatically creates pages and controls. Some of the controls get properties set by the script.

    We've found that while the properties are being set, if you go in to set the properties manually afterwards, many of the settings do not show up. This is a problem as when you save your new settings, any of the hidden settings then get lost.

    Some examples:

    Not showing (but set behind the scenes)


    One exception:
    Telerik.News.WebControls.NewsView.FilterExpression DOES show up after being set in code.

    This same issue occurs for the Telerik.Events.WebControls.EventsView control we set in code.

    Anyone else seeing this when setting control properties?
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    14 Apr 2009
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    Hello derek,

    Could you paste some code snipped that illustrates the problem you have. I have not encountered this behavior.

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  3. derek
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    15 Jun 2007
    14 Apr 2009
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    Ivan, here are some snippets from setting the properties on one of the controls and saving the page:

    // Retrieve the page because adding a control calls commit 
                        newPage = (ICmsPage)cmsManager.GetPage(newPage.ID, true); 
                        // Declare control 
                        Telerik.News.WebControls.NewsView newnewsView1 = new Telerik.News.WebControls.NewsView(); 
                        newsView1.ID = "newsView1"
                        // Set control properties 
                        newsView1.FilterExpression = "Publication_Date <= \"#now\" AND Expiration_Date > \"#now\" AND Category IN (\"" + iFeaturedNewsCategory.CategoryName + "\") AND Tag.Name = \"" + iNewsTag.TagName + "\""; 
                        newsView1.ItemListTemplatePath = this.FeatureNewsItemListTemplatePath; 
                        newsView1.SingleItemUrl = newPage.StaticUrl.Substring(0, newPage.StaticUrl.LastIndexOf('.')) + "/" + this.AutoGeneratePageType + "_" + "News.aspx"; 
                        newsView1.LimitListCount = true
                        newsView1.MaximumListCount = 4
                        // Add the control to the placeholder  
                        newPage.Staged.AddControl("Content", newsView1); 
    // Save the new page 
                    newPage = savePage(newPage); 
    public ICmsPage savePage(ICmsPage page) 
                // Retrieve the page for edit 
                page = (ICmsPage)cmsManager.GetPage(page.ID, true); 
                //Check in the page 
                // Save the page 
                return page; 

  4. Dido
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    149 posts
    24 Sep 2012
    20 Apr 2009
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    Hi derek,

    The very first thing that grabbed my attention is that you set the filter expression manually. While this might work, it is not recommended to so. Instead, you should use Telerik.Cms.Engine.ContentViewFiltering.ContentFilterBuilder, found in Telerik.Cms.Engine.dll . As the documentation states:
    This class provides a black-box implementation for building and parsing FilterExpression property of all ContentView based controls. The idea of this class is to support various implementations of filters that have been introduced over the past and hence provide backward compatibility, while at the same time, translation mechanisms inside of the class will allow the filtering to always be done by taking advantage of the newest ContentManager API (and the most performant one). Introduction of this class allows us to change the way content is being filtered, while not breaking the API of ContentView based controls.

    Another thing that I don't understand. Why would you use complex logic for setting the url, when you can use the property by itself?

    IStagedPage is published. Those check-in and check-out methods are private use only.

    Furthermore, you should not use the ItemListTemplatePath. You should map the NewsView mode's template to an external one.

    I haven't been able to reproduce the problem. I set programatically all properties, and there is no problem with them.

    Which is the version that you use?

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  5. Rory
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    44 posts
    22 Mar 2012
    25 Apr 2012
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    so where is ContentFilterBuilder located now, in version 5?  where's the documentation for version 5?
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