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Widgets , Time to take them to the next level ? SS3


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13 January 2013 at 8:00pm Community Member, 107 Posts

Hi, I been playing around with widgets & I feel there is alot can be done & docs doesn't have alot of info about them. I will use this topic to ask questions & make it easier for others to find this info too :

class HomePage extends Page{

static $db = array(

static $has_one = array(
''MyWidgetArea' => 'WidgetArea'
1- How can I limit the number of widgets in 'MyWidgets'?
2- How can I make a widget unique per page , so a widget can be used only once in 'MyWidgets' ?



1 February 2013 at 9:28am Community Member, 107 Posts

Hi, here is some code I been working on :
This adds a ParentID and ParentClassName to WidgetArea when they are related to Page(or its subclasses ) . I needed this when I wanted MyWidget to know its "Owner Page" .