5.3 Experiences – Day 2

11:00: Finally got to the work I’ve to do today. Insert templates in our solution. Direct found out that we’ve to document our templates and masters in a different way. Will come back on that topic in a post later today.

11:30: Strange, but it’s definitelly hard to change the base template of a template. You can do it by selecting the template, switch to the ‘View’-tab and unselect ‘Editor’. For those folks who have the same problem. Going to submit it to the support desk. This should be easier.

11:40: Building the template can also be done using CTRL+S.

11:50: Standard Values are applying the same rules as Items created from the Template. This means that validation if a field is filled will also apply to standard values. Grrrr…. Quite annoying!

11:55: Standard Values count as 1 usage of the template. Interesting… 😉

12:10: There are some problems with our design. We are used to the multilink-control which is a control similar to internal-link control, but allows you to select more then 1 link. All of them in a popup. The main advantage against multilink was that it looked visually 10 times better. The treelist is a good replacement, but there are some wishes left:

  1. Source: Possibility to define an XPath query
  2. Bool: show full tree but only allow selected items using the source selected
  3. Startposition of the tree mentioned above

Hope I’ll be able to inherit from the TreeList.

Update:

This afternoon I’ve been busy implementing the template and master design in Sitecore. This took some time as the template manager worked sometime a bit unexpected. A later post , tomorrow, will show how you are able to create a clear notation for templates which take advantage of multiple inheritance.