The .ascx control to load in the Content Tab for editing.


The .ascx control to load in the Content Tab for editing.

  1. Select the Titan Administration module.
  2. Click + for Data Sites in left navigation tree.
  3. Click your Event database.  *The right pane details for the event database will display.
  4. Scroll to Item Edit ASCX.
  5. Enter the Item Edit ASCX.  *The default value is  ~/ContentMgmt/Event/EventEditor.ascx

The .ascx control to load in the Content Tab for editing. The control must inherit from NorthwoodsSoftwareDevelopment.Cms.Display.NonBlockEditor. Besides acting as a marker interface for the Content Tab, the parent class provides the component with three pieces of information:

int DocID is the internal numeric ID for the document being edited

XmlDocument Data is the XML retrieved from Read (SQL) Function

TabControlBase MyContainer is the container for your control

The control must be a good Tab citizen in that it should respond to the standard tab requests for change and error detection as well as the packaging of data for presentation and for storage. There are two ways the editor can integrate with the Tab infrastructure. The first is to read the documentation for adding a new tab and, as specified, provide the required control array items. Utility functions such as ticCT_StateArray.AddControlArrayItem('content', ctlID, arrayOfInfoAndFunctions) can facilitate this process.


However, an easier mechanism is simply to implemented the ICmsFormsBinding interface and then using the CmsForm* control set. The controls in this set include: CmsFormInputControl, CmsFormTextAreaControl, CmsFormSpan, CmsFormCheckBoxSet, CmsFormRadioButtonSet, CmsFormFilePicker, CmsFormsRadCalendar, . Over time this set will expand in size. Besides knowing how to render its HTML, each of these controls knows how to register itself with the Tab framework. You need to specify a unique ID and the XPath to retrieve its data. Optionally, you can override the client-side javascript functions that validate and extract data values with your own functions. When the CmsForm* control set is used, a basic edit form can be created without any code behind.

If no path or a relative path is provided, it is assumed that the XSL resides relative /Tabs/Blocks. You may also specify a full path to your application root (e.g., ~/MyDataType/MyEditor.ascx)


  6.  Click Save from the Page Action Bar to retain changes.

  7.  Click Refresh Site State.

Prerequisite Steps

Log in to the workstation:

  1. Enter your TitanCMS URL in a browser address bar.
  2. The Titan Login screen will appear.
  3. Enter your User Name in the User Name field.
  4. Enter your Password in the Password field.
  5. Click Log In.  The TitanCMS application should open to the Titan Web Content Management Module.
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