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Page property access in Controller


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Lazarus404

27 May 2011 at 12:06am Community Member, 71 Posts

Hi guys,

Okay, so, I've decided, to make life easy for the site admin, to default custom properties in a new page to match that of the home page. This way, the page doesn't look nasty if they've forgotten to add anything. This works great for single items, as I can just use

<% if Property %>
show
<% else %>
<% control Page(home) %>
show
<% end_if %>

However, a problem arises if the property is an array, as I can't nest control statements, and using

<% control Page(home).Property %>

doesn't work. The question is, then; how can I use the property of some other page in a control statement in a template?

Thanks,
Lee