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  • Giorgos Grispos 145 posts 179 karma points
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 10:21
    Giorgos Grispos

    Display custom field next to node name in the node tree

    Hello all,

    I know it sounds very custom, but just I'd like to know if there is a solution on that.

    I have a custom field called "nodeCategory", is there anyway to display that field next to the node name within the node tree under th econtent section.

    - Home
    -- Articles
    --- Node name (nodeCategory)

    something like that...

    Cheers, Giorgos

  • Sean Mooney 131 posts 158 karma points c-trib
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 14:37
    Sean Mooney

    You can to alter the node text using the BaseTree.BeforeNodeRender event (,guid,f470b6cf-40da-4aa9-a0d9-7b984fe9bf59.aspx)

    Something like this (I haven't tested this, but I am doing something similar):

    Private Sub BaseContentTree_BeforeNodeRender(ByRef sender As XmlTree, ByRef node As XmlTreeNode, ByVal e As EventArgs)
            If (node.NodeType.ToLower() = "content") Then
                Dim d As New Document(node.NodeID)
                Dim u As User = umbraco.BusinessLogic.User.GetCurrent()
                If d IsNot Nothing AndAlso d.ContentType.Alias = "Page" Then
                    node.Text = d.Name &" ("& d.getProperty("nodeCategory").Value &")"
                End If
            End If
    End Sub
  • Tom Fulton 2030 posts 4996 karma points c-trib
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 15:18
    Tom Fulton


    Here's also a blog post explaining the same idea using similar code that Sean posted.  It shows how to show the value of a datepicker next to the node name in the tree:

    Modifying Tree Node Text in the Umbraco Backend


  • Giorgos Grispos 145 posts 179 karma points
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 16:12
    Giorgos Grispos

    Thanks both of you,

    It seems that can be done, I just need to try this out.

    Cheers, Giorgos

  • Giorgos Grispos 145 posts 179 karma points
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:31
    Giorgos Grispos


    I have it ready

    Following that Tom's post was a good way to start.

    Actually was a bit more complex because there was just the nodeId in the the record. So I needed to bring the category name from the nodeId. And some nodes have more than one categories. Anyway we did the job.

    Cheers guys, Giorgos

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