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Customising the CMS

ModelAdmin top menu


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10 December 2010 at 4:57am Community Member, 94 Posts

Why does the silverstripe CMS demo show a select box on top of

And how is this done?

I always get tabs on top of the modeladmin defined in $managed_models.


10 December 2010 at 5:42am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

add the following to your ModelAdmin...

public function SearchClassSelector() {return "dropdown";}

you could go to town and edit/override cms\templates\Includes\

<% if SearchClassSelector = fixeddropdown %>
<p id="ModelClassSelector">
<select size=$getModelForms.TotalItems style="font-size:14px; width: 250px; overflow:none" scrollbars="none" >
<% control ModelForms %>
<option style="font-size:14px;" value="{$Form.Name}_$ClassName">$Title</option>
<% end_control %>
<% end_if %>

then use...

public function SearchClassSelector() {return "fixeddropdown";}


10 December 2010 at 9:10pm Community Member, 94 Posts

Hi swaiba,

Thanks for the tips. It works!
Is there a place where things like this are documented?


10 December 2010 at 10:59pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

I had opened a ticket to suggest them, and I do every so often consider finally releasing a module of model admin improvements...