Control custom tab visibility

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Hi,

 

Is there a way for me to control the visibility of a custom tab based on the page type in Edit Mode. For example, I have a custom tab names External sources which is associated with a page type called referecences. If the page type is not this one, I would like to hide it.

 

Thanks

#35169
Nov 30, 2009 16:38
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Yes, you can implement the interface EPiServer.PlugIn.ICustomPlugInLoader and then do like this

// Hide/show tab
        public PlugInDescriptor[] List()
        {
            PlugInDescriptor[] descriptors = null;

            // Check if we should show the plugin
            if (CurrentPage.PageTypeID == Utils.Settings.PageTypePressRelease || CurrentPage.PageTypeID == Utils.Settings.PageTypeFinancialReport)
            {
                descriptors = new PlugInDescriptor[1];
                descriptors[0] = PlugInDescriptor.Load(this.GetType());
            }
            // else return null
            return descriptors;
        }

Magic, huh? :)

#35172
Nov 30, 2009 17:22
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It is magic, but where so I implement this?

#35209
Nov 30, 2009 23:56
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Hi!

As Erik mentioned, implement the ICustomPlugInLoader interface for your tab-plugin to be able to decide if you want to create a plug-in or not for the current page. See the following example from the forms posting plug-in:

    [GuiPlugIn(DisplayName = "XFormdata",
                Description = "Show xformdata",
                Area = PlugInArea.EditPanel,
                UrlFromUi = "edit/XFormPostings.ascx",
                LanguagePath = "/edit/formpostings",
                RequiredAccess = AccessLevel.Edit)]
    public partial class XFormPostings : UserControlBase, ICustomPlugInLoader

...

...

        public PlugInDescriptor[] List()
        {
            if (!PageContainsFormProperties())
            {
                return new PlugInDescriptor[] { };
            }
            else
            {
                return new PlugInDescriptor[] { PlugInDescriptor.Load(typeof(XFormPostings)) };
            }
        }

 

Linus Ekström

#35295
Dec 03, 2009 9:25
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Thanks perfect! It works like magic!

#35311
Dec 03, 2009 15:42