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  • Matt Brailsford 3642 posts 19322 karma points MVP 9x c-trib
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 17:23
    Matt Brailsford
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    Feature Request: Front end form generator

    This one might be a bit of a big one, but I'll suggest it anyway :)

    As you already have the ability to define editors via config, and the properties to use, it could be cool if there was a standalone control you could use on the front end to allow users to submit data into those tables. I guess it would be kind of like the old DocToForm, or Contour to some degree, but it would defintiely make creating user forms for data going into a custom table easier.

    Cheers

    Matt

  • Sune Bøegh 64 posts 374 karma points
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 13:27
    Sune Bøegh
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    Hehe, actually did this for a client a while back. It was a bit messy as I had to extract some core bits out to the frontend (usercontrol), but it worked. If you're interested I can send you the code.

    It wouldn't be that hard to do in a generic way, but it would probably make sense to wait for the new Umbraco UI, so that the control/field part can be made more clean (instatiating Umbraco datatypes is basically a hack right now).

    - Sune

  • Matt Brailsford 3642 posts 19322 karma points MVP 9x c-trib
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 13:40
    Matt Brailsford
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    Hey Sune,

    That sounds fair.

    Would be tempted tot ake a look at what you did though to see how complicated it is. Could maybe make some core suggestions / feature requests for making it easier to do that sort of thing.

    Matt

  • Sune Bøegh 64 posts 374 karma points
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 16:41
    Sune Bøegh
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    Here's a link for the frontend-editing-thingy: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4885334/CatalogProfileEditor.zip.

    Not that complicated, but shoot away, if you've got any questions or need more context, eg. javascript dependencies etc.

    - Sune

  • Sune Bøegh 64 posts 374 karma points
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 16:43
    Sune Bøegh
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    Oh yeah, and WYSIWYG will not work - too many dependencies on the Umbraco UI.

    - Sune

  • Matt Brailsford 3642 posts 19322 karma points MVP 9x c-trib
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 16:47
    Matt Brailsford
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    Cool, I'll take a look at that when I have a few minutes. And I assumed the RTE wouldn't work, so no worries. I think if you did do it, you'd have to put a limit on what data types you would support because not all of them would work. Could create a simple rte datatype to go with it that people can use instead if they want, but would be easy enough for them to create anyway.

    Cheers

    Matt

  • Sune Bøegh 64 posts 374 karma points
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 16:49
    Sune Bøegh
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    True, that's a good idea - should be easy to do too.

    - Sune

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