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SilverStripe capabilities


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eddr

29 August 2009 at 10:32pm Community Member, 3 Posts

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

30 August 2009 at 6:17pm Community Member, 712 Posts

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

31 August 2009 at 4:53am Community Member, 3 Posts

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

31 August 2009 at 9:18am Community Member, 5 Posts

Nested controls are supported.

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Hamish

31 August 2009 at 1:48pm (Last edited: 31 August 2009 1:48pm), Community Member, 712 Posts

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

31 August 2009 at 6:55pm Community Member, 3 Posts

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

Thanks!