Why can't I use "clickable image" in the Link Collection "Add Link" dialog window?


I use Link Collection properties on various pages and in Dynamic Properties.  On some occasions, "Clickable Image" is not active -- when you go to add a link, it's disabled.  You cannot click the radio button, or put anything in the field.

Why is this?

(What makes this scarier is that I'm at the North American Partner Summit right now, with both Jens and Tobias.  Neither of them have a clue.)

Jun 09, 2011 23:56

Hi Deane,

Unfortunately, we don't support clickable image function in LinkCollection properties. This function is only used for Link Dialog in HTML Editor. If you want it, you should extend the property or build another custom property.

Jun 10, 2011 4:59

Deane, we had a clue, we just didn't wanna tell you ;)

Kidding aside, thanks for the answer Hiep! 

Jun 10, 2011 6:40

Hiep, is there a special reason for not supporting it? A lot of customers thinks it's really annoying (and I developers too, cause we need to find other solutions for a really simple problem).

Jun 10, 2011 10:29

I echo Erik's question -- why can't this be used?  It seems like such an arbitrary, weird limitation.

Jun 10, 2011 15:02

Hi Deane and Erik,

If we insert a hyperlink with "clickable image", the data stored is:
<A title=SampleImage href="/Templates/Public/Pages/Page.aspx?id=4&amp;epslanguage=en">
<IMG alt="" src="/Global/LogoTypes/logo.png">

However, with LinkCollection property, we store it under below format
( root tag is <links> and the children tags are <a> ).
<a href="~/link/de628ce8b4424c43b0ebcc65c2074a4a.aspx">LinkItem1</a>
<a href="~/link/d8142e7c46c64b56bcde1107d0c6ff62.aspx">LinkItem2</a>
It's a list of LinkItem ( <a href></a> )
Therefore, if it's able to insert hyperlink with "clickable image", there're some problems when parsing this LinkCollection property.

However, I think we can raise this issue as a feature request.

Edited, Jun 10, 2011 18:56

I second this feature request. I've tried extending the property in the past without much luck, and I haven't found anyone that has successfully done it.

At the very least, the dialog should be revised to remove confusion.

Aug 10, 2011 17:41

I agree with previous contributors to this thread. Please remove the choice from the GUI if it is not supported, it just adds confusion.

Sep 02, 2011 9:01
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