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Custom DataObject CMS editor interface


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esakrielaart

Community Member, 59 Posts

20 February 2013 at 4:25am

Hi all,

This is an issue I'm dealing with for a while. In a nutshell, I wish to completely change the way the Fields of a DataObject in the CMS (backend) are displayed, for one specific DataObject (which may be controlled by using a ModelAdmin subclass or via a subclass of LeftAndMain). I think I tried all possible ways of overloading templates etc. without that much of success. So, am I missing the obvious? Your help will be highly appreciated.

Kinds regards,
Maurice Krielaart

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esakrielaart

Community Member, 59 Posts

24 February 2013 at 4:43am

Solved, but in a rather non proper way.

Explanation: the framework currently is not flexiable enough to understand $this->getTemplatesWithSuffix('_EditForm') for GridFields. That is, as a consequence of the GridFieldDetailForm class, around line 327 where

$form->setTemplate('LeftAndMain_EditForm');

This means that only overloading LeftAndMain_EditForm.ss (as described in http://doc.silverstripe.org/framework/en/howto/extend-cms-interface) will do the job, but that is not a solution in my case.

Hence, you might create a CustomGridFieldDetailForm class which extends the GridFieldDetailForm, with onliest change being the line mentioned above.

I hope this helps others who also struggle with this issue.

Kinds regards,
Maurice Krielaart