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Access "Parent" information from within a contol


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26 June 2012 at 2:46pm (Last edited: 26 June 2012 2:47pm), Community Member, 46 Posts

I have a gallery page, inside which, I have a control to output photos. However. From within this control, I need to access some information in the "Parent" ie the gallery, not the photos. I thought I could accomplish this using $Parent.xxxx however this doesn't appear to work.

How can I access this (code below shows the $Parent.xxxx attempt)

<div id="thumbs" class="navigation">
            <ul class="thumbs noscript">
               <% control Photos %>
                  <a class="thumb" href="$PaddedImage(990,655).URL" title="$Title">
                     <img src="$Thumbnail(179,119).URL" alt="Title #16" />
                  <div class="caption">
                     <% if Parent.GalleryText %>
                        <div class="image-desc">$Parent.GalleryText</div>
                     <% else %>
                        <div class="image-title">$Title</div>
                        <div class="image-desc">$Description</div>
                     <% end_if %>
               <% end_control %>


26 June 2012 at 2:58pm Community Member, 46 Posts