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CrownPeak.CMSAPI.Input

A collection of methods used to create input controls.

NameDescriptionType
AddHiddenField

Add a hidden input field to the form with the given name and assettype, produces "File" or "Folder"

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AddHiddenField

Add a hidden input field to the form with the given name and int value

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AddHiddenField

Add a hidden input field to the form with the given name and string value

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EndControlPanel

Marks the end of the control panel.

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EndDropDownContainer

Closes the drop down container. Will throw an error if called without first calling StartDropDownContainer.

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EndExpandPanel

Closes the expand panel.

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EndHorizontalWrapContainer

See StartHorizontalWrapContainer.

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EndTabbedPanel

See StartTabbedPanel(List{string}).

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NextDropDownContainer

Advances the DropDownContainer to the next row. Will throw an error if called before calling StartDropDownContainer. Will throw an error if NextDropDownContainer is called more times than there items in the dictionary passed to StartDropDownContainer.

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NextPanel

Gets the next available panel from the supplied list. Use in the input to loop over a List of AssetPanelEntries which are returned by asset.GetPanelsFromFolder() or panel.GetPanelsFromFolder(). This overload returns an outbound current panel that can be used to get the asset that corresponds with the current list item.

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NextPanel

Gets the next available panel from the supplied list. Use in the input to loop over a List of AssetPanelEntries which are returned by asset.GetPanelsFromFolder() or panel.GetPanelsFromFolder().

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NextPanel

Gets the next available panel from the named list. Always returns at least one entry. Uses data already stored in the asset.

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NextTabbedPanel

See StartTabbedPanel(List{string}).

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ShowAcquireDocument

Displays a "select" and "clear" button that is used to upload a document into the current template.

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ShowAcquireDocument

Displays a "select" and "clear" button that is used to upload a document into the current template.

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ShowAcquireImage

Displays a "select" and "clear" button that is used to upload an image into the current template. Note: You no longer need to use an upload.aspx, if you want to create a thumbnail. Use the AddAdditionalImage method on the ShowAcquireParams object to define the thumbnails that you want to create. See the examples below.

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ShowAcquireImage

Displays a "select" and "clear" button that is used to upload an image into the current template.

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ShowAutoCompleteBox

Adds an autocompletebox control to the input screen.

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ShowCheckBox

Adds a checkbox control to the input screen.

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ShowCheckBox

Adds a checkbox control to the input screen.

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ShowDropDown

Shows a drop down menu selector control.

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ShowDropDown

Shows a drop down menu selector control.

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ShowHeader

Adds a section header to the input screen. Useful for highlighting groups of controls.

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ShowLink

Creates a link to another asset from the input form.

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ShowMessage

Adds a section message to the input screen. Useful for adding a message to groups of controls.

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ShowMessage

Adds a section message to the input screen. Useful for adding a message to groups of controls. Uses a default message type -- MessageType.Basic. As of build 2669, foregroundColor and backgroundColor will now be ignored.

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ShowPassword

Adds a password textbox control to the input screen. This features is provided as a convenience for developers. CrownPeak will not be responsible for the security of this password. Template developers will be responsible for handling the security of passwords submitted with this type of text box. Passwords can be handled in the post input template. They can be encrypted before storing or used and cleared depending on the usage. If they are not handled in the post_input, they will be stored in clear text in the asset content properties.

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ShowRadioButton

Adds a group of radio buttons to the input screen. If the Optional: defaultValue, is provided the radio button will be initialized to the to the defaultValue. Using the Optional: helpMessage, will render help text.

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ShowRadioButton

Adds a group of radio buttons to the input screen. If the Optional: defaultValue, is provided the radio button will be initialized to the to the defaultValue. Using the Optional: helpMessage, will render help text.

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ShowSelectColor

Shows a color selector control.

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ShowSelectDate

Shows a date selector control. Dates are stored in the format "MM/dd/yyyy".

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ShowSelectDateTime

Shows a date and time selector control. Dates and times are stored in the format "MM/dd/yyy HH:mm:ss" (24-hour time).

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ShowSelectFolder

Displays a "select" and "clear" button that is used to select a folder.

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ShowSelectFolder

Displays a "select" and "clear" button that is used to select a folder. Note: Before build 2481, there is a default value for the third argument of the overloaded version of this method. So until build 2481 and higher is available, you will need to pass a third argument to this function.

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ShowSelectList

Shows a list selector control, which allows the user to select values from a dictionary.

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ShowTextBox

Adds a textbox control to the input screen. If the Optional: height, is set to a value greater than 0, ShowTextBox will render a multiline textarea.

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ShowTextBox

Adds a textbox control to the input screen. If the Optional: height, is set to a value greater than 0, ShowTextBox will render a multiline textarea.

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ShowWcoControls

Adds Wco controls that will bind a field on the asset with a WCO Snippet. Should be paired with an editable text fields of the same name, like a TextBox or Wysiwyg

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ShowWysiwyg

Shows the WYSIWYG control.

Method
StartControlPanel

Creates an control panel. It is used to group a set of controls. You must close the control panel with an EndControlPanel.

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StartDropDownContainer

Creates a dropdown that will show the controls associated with the currently selected value, while hiding those that are not. All controls that fall under the StartDropDownContainer will correspond to the first item in the rows dictionary. Supports nesting, so calling StartDropDownContainer within another DropDownConntainer will work as expected.

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StartExpandPanel

Creates an expand panel. The expand panel presents itself as a single gray line that when clicked reveals the set of input controls that it wraps. You must close the expand panel with an EndExpandPanel.

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StartHorizontalWrapContainer

Creates a container that arranges the contained controls horizontally. If the controls can't fit in one row, they wrap to a new row below the first.

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StartTabbedPanel

Starts the tabbed panel. Similar to a windows panel, a tabbed panel (unlike an expand panel) displays a list of tabs that when selected shows the hidden panel.

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StartTabbedPanel

Starts the tabbed panel. Similar to a windows panel, a tabbed panel (unlike an expand panel) displays a list of tabs that when selected shows the hidden panel.

Method
CurrentPanel

Get the PanelEntry object corresponding to the current iteration during a NextPanel loop

Property

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