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  • James Telfer 65 posts 165 karma points
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 11:31
    James Telfer

    Using other media pickers with Repeatable Custom Content

    I've just been testing the "Improved Media Picker" from Tim Geyssens and the "Tribal Yet Another Media Picker 4" from Jeroen Breuer. I think the combination of one of these (excellent) controls and this one is very promising .

    Configuration in RepeatableCustomContent.config:

        <DataType Guid="ea369650-aa32-4035-9c0d-1c1698f91da9" DataTypeName="Tribal Yet Another Media Picker" />
        <DataType Guid="61f7e040-be5f-11de-a3a2-85a656d89593" DataTypeName="Improved Media Picker" />

    These datatypes can then be used in the Repeatable data type configuration.

    So far, I've found that neither fully works, but both are promising.

    The IMP works the best: you can choose, save and edit the repeatable content item that uses this datatype. I get an error when uploading an image to a folder however. I'm not sure if this is a problem with IMP or RCC.

    TYAMP works fine creating an RCC item; you can create a folder, upload the file and assign that file to the item. Editing an item doesn't work though.

    With both, the value displayed in the RCC list is just the integer media ID value.


    • what kind of compatibility issues generally crop up between RCC and child datatypes?
    • is it possible to implement editing an RCC item when it is double-clicked in the list?
    • would it be possible to add an item on the configuration so that you can tell RCC that it should look up the media item name for a particular item?
    • is there anyway to get involved with fixing some of these issues?

  • James Telfer 65 posts 165 karma points
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 16:33
    James Telfer

    With some help from Tim Geyssens I've worked out my issue with IMP: I have the MultipleFileUpload control that was released some time ago installed. There's an error in the installer of this control (somewhere) that adds an incorrect prevalue into the database. Fix the record, fix the problem. Uploading now works like a charm.

    The only real drawback of this control is then that you can only upload images with this control (for now). It's a drop-in replacement for the Media Picker (they both save an integer) so you can just change the render control of the Media Picker datatype and enjoy the goodness.

    I haven't done further testing of the TYAMP control, but I think that with the most current version of RCC I will get better results.

  • Masood Afzal 176 posts 522 karma points
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 00:36
    Masood Afzal

    RCC should support all datatypes as long as those datatypes are configured properly. However, I have noticed that some datatypes are not rendering properly and that was the reason to add RepeatableCustomContent.config file to add only tested datatypes, while allowing experienced developers to add more datatypes.

    All these suggestions/questions would be addressed in next release, hopefully.

    There are some known issues for editing, hopefully would be fixed in next release.

    Any help in improivng/fixing bugs would be appreciated.









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