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On-page edit with Composer

If you are using Composer, you might have noticed that you have lost the ability to edit properties on your Composer page, since Composer seems to override or at least hide the “On-page edit” option from the context menu.

However, enabling “On-page edit” again is luckily pretty straightforward:

private void AddPageOnEditToContextMenu()
{
    if (!CurrentPage.ACL.QueryDistinctAccess(EPiServer.Security.AccessLevel.Edit))
        return;

    RightClickMenuItem dopeItem = ContextMenu.CreateMenuItem("On-page edit", null, "EPi.ope.onEdit()", "true",
                                                             "/App_Themes/Default/Images/Tools/dark/Edit.gif",
                                                             RightClickMode.View);
    dopeItem.EnabledScript = "!EPi.ope.isEditing()";
    ContextMenu.Menu.Add("DOPE item", dopeItem);
}

Call this method in the beginning of the OnInit-event on your Composer template, and you should have the ability to edit your pagetype properties directly on your page again.

Jul 07, 2011

tym.lawrence
(By tym.lawrence, 9/18/2012 11:47:52 AM)

Hi Jacob,

Thanks for this post. one question: is this a global setting or can you set it so that certain page types will have "On Page Edit", while other page types show "Composer - Edit on Page" ?

Tym

jacob.nielsen
(By jacob.nielsen, 9/18/2012 1:01:20 PM)

You have to add this to the OnInit event of your Composer template (.aspx), so it's not a global setting. You can however simply create a base class for your Composer templates and call the method above in the OnInit event of that.

Also, this doesn't remove the "Composer - Edit on Page" option, it simply adds a "On Page Edit" option. If you want to remove the "Composer - Edit on Page" option you're probably better off not creating a Composer template, or you can try removing the option from the ContextMenu - see http://sdk.episerver.com/library/cms6.1/html/AllMembers_T_EPiServer_Web_PageExtensions_ContextMenu.htm.

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