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SilverStripe capabilities


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eddr

Community Member, 3 Posts

29 August 2009 at 10:32pm

Hi,

Before I dive in, I would like to know if SS has the capabilities of:
1. nested content, something like a control nested in another control, only for data - without me adding modules/sql/code.
2. Can I retrieve whatever info I need through its interface? - maybe it reminds "drupal".

Thanks

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

30 August 2009 at 6:17pm

Welcome!

1. All pages are hierarchical by default. Not quick sure what you mean by controls nested in other controls, or 'only for data'.

2. It has a full featured Content Management System.

Give the [url=http://demo.silverstripe.com/]Demo[/url] a go - should answer most of your questions.

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eddr

Community Member, 3 Posts

31 August 2009 at 4:53am

Hi & thanks for the quick reply.

What I meant is - without 'hacking' ss source, can I visually create complex web controls (whatever they are called here) or use ASP.Net controls?

Thanks,
Eden.

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IridiuM

Community Member, 5 Posts

31 August 2009 at 9:18am

Nested controls are supported.

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

31 August 2009 at 1:48pm

Edited: 31/08/2009 1:48pm

What I meant is - without 'hacking' ss source, can I visually create complex web controls (whatever they are called here)...

No, you don't need to hack the source to create complex webpage elements. You might need to write some code (just as your would for an ASP.Net control), but one of the purposes of SilverStripe is provide a development platform that makes this sort of thing easy.

...or use ASP.Net controls?

No, you can't use ASP.Net controls - SilverStripe is a PHP application.

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eddr

Community Member, 3 Posts

31 August 2009 at 6:55pm

Yes, thanks.
I missed up with these ASP.Net controls(-

Thanks!