Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

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aia
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Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:26 pm

Hi
I it possible de disable Grid mode ?
It is possible to add plugin to permit a new edition mode, like form ?
thyank's
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:32 am

Hello,

Do you mean to remove the Grid tab from the editor area? That is not possible. If you do not switch to Grid mode by clicking on the Grid tab at the bottom of the editor area that mode is not loaded. Why do you want to remove Grid mode?

Author mode can offer form-like editing if you associate with the edited XML document a CSS stylesheet that displays the document content as in a form. I think you can have a form editing mode if you create and associate with the XML document such a CSS stylesheet.


Regards,
Sorin
aia
Posts: 8

Re: Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:41 am

Hi Sorin,
thank you for your quick answer,

We must customize Oxygen for our customer,
so we must just offer 2 modes for editing XML document:
the Oxygen author mode, and the specific form mode,

so we must hide the Grid and the text mode, and Add a new mode ( our specific form)

thank you
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:44 am

Hello,

You cannot add a new editing mode with a plugin. Maybe the editing mode that you need can be realized with a CSS stylesheet. Can you specify more details about this mode?


Regards,
Sorin
aia
Posts: 8

Re: Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:28 am

Ok,

Our specific editing mode, it 's form with some fields,
some field are standard : like text, list

but for some fields we must to assist the user : load information from data base, do some control, display specific preview...
in summury we must to control what the user fill, and assist him by loading remote information and by displaying preview...

thank you
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:39 pm

We plan to allow rendering an element as a combo box in a future version of Oxygen Author. That will allow you to restrict the possible values of the element to the list of values that you have.

Are the values used to assist the user dynamic, that is they are changed often in the database and you have to read them from the database for each editing session of the XML document in a form like application? If yes it is a more complicated case. If not I think you can assist the user by associating a schema with the document edited in Author mode and that schema can specify as enumerations the possible values which are displayed by the content completion assistant which works in Author mode too.


Regards,
Sorin
aia
Posts: 8

Re: Disable Grid mode, Add new authoring mode

Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:30 pm

Thank you Sorin,

yes must load the values dynamicly.

I would like to clarify that we use the eclipse Oxygen plugin version.

Regards

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