Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Check if a SharePoint page is in edit mode

Everyone who ever created a MasterPage for SharePoint certainly used the EditModePanel control, to show some controls only in "edit" mode. I use the EditModePanel control to load some javascript and css when the page is in edit mode. This is useful when I want to correct webparts, which are to small a.s.o.

<PublishingWebControls:EditModePanel runat="server" id="EditModePanelJSNone">
<script type="text/javascript">
/* <![CDATA[ */
   Editmode = true;
/* ]]> */

Now I realized that this control doesn't function when it is used with personalized pages. A personalized page saves a snapshot of the page either in edit or display mode.

So I had to check per javascript if a page is in edit mode. Since each of my pages have a webpart zone and a webpartzone has a edit banner in edit mode, I check if this banner exists, by searching after a image that only exits in webpart edit banner.

In the js code below, I check if the page is in edit mode, cut all webpart titles and load an additional stylesheet. A global variable "EditMode" is set so that other methods can use it. I'm using jquery 1.4.

Starting point is the NA.Init function which is a self-executing one. It starts when th js file is loaded and calls the $(document).ready() function, which then calls the NA.cutWebPartTitle function.

 * @namespace The namespace.
var NA = NA || {};

 * Starting method. This method is started directly when the
 * page is loaded.
NA.Init = function(window, document){

$(window).load( function() {
// Call the _spBodyOnLoadWrapper of SharePoint
// If you remove this, the asp menu does not function
if (typeof(_spBodyOnLoadWrapper) != 'undefined') {

$(document).ready( function() {
var $ctx = $("#na-content");
}(this, this.document);

 * Cuts the title of webparts in edit mode.
 * @static
 * @namespace NA
NA.cutWebPartTitle = function($ctx){

if (typeof EditMode == "undefined"){
EditMode = false;
$('img', $ctx).each(function(){
if ($(this).attr('src') == '/_layouts/images/wpqaicon.gif'){
EditMode = true;

if (EditMode === true){
                // cut webpart titles to 3
$("", "#mgb-content").each( function() {
var objSpan = $(this).find("span:first");
var strTitle = objSpan.text();
objSpan.text( strTitle.substr(0,3) + "..");
                // load stylesheet
$.get('/_layouts/MyProject.SharePoint/css/na-edit.css', function(cssStyle) {
$('body').append('<style type="text/css">' + cssStyle + '</style>');

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

JediScript - Objektorientiertes JavaScript

Ich arbeite momentan an einem Whitepaper, in der ich meine Erkenntnisse mit objektorientierten JavaScript zusammenfasse. Es ist eine Zusammenfassung von den grundlegenden Prinzipien bis hinzu Konzepten in produktiven Umgebungen.

Heute stelle ich eine Vorschau von 20 Seiten zur Verfügung. In meiner freien zeit versuche ich das Dokument zu vervollständigen.

Inhalt in diesen 20 Seiten sind:

  • Einleitung
  • Wieso OO
  • Typen in JS
  • Michale JSON - Who is it
  • Unterschied defined & null
  • Funky functions
  • Die magischen Klammern
  • Do you know what this is?
  • delete
  • private und public Properties
  • Namespaces
  • Die Var-polizei
  • Closures