Spry Widget Rendering


For the Spry users out there Contribute CS5 supports rendering of the Spry Widgets!!

Contribute CS5 allows rendering and editing of Spry Widgets. Few modifications such as adding or removing Panels and other such modifications are possible apart from adding Content. Selective Widget properties are exposed for Contribute users to change. Spry Widgets with Data set and with Effects are also rendered and published back without being disturbed.

The Administrator allows the editing of Spry Widget Property and also Copy pasting a Spry Widget settings for the roles. Open Administer Website dialog and select a Role [ex : Administrator] and press “Edit Role Settings” button, another dialog opens. Select “Editing” tab and check the options for Spry as shown below:-Allow Spry Property editing and Copy Paste controls

Note :- Deleting of Spry widget is possible with un-checking the option “Protected scripts..” as shown below:-

Allow Deleting of Spry widgets

A general user who is not permitted to edit Spry Widget Property and Copy paste Widgets can always edit the Content inside the Spry Widget and publish the pages. Whereas a user with permission to edit Spry Widget Property can open the widgets property dialog and modify like add / remove Widget Panels, Change the default Panel, change the order of Panels, Change the Preview state of the Spry Form Widget, etc..

Spry Widget property Icon enabled in the toolbar and Accordion Widget Property dialog –

Spry Accordion Widget and its property dialog

Spry Widget property Icon enabled with the PreviewState in the toolbar and Checkbox Widget Property dialog –

Spry Form Checkbox Widget and its property dialog

The list of Spry Widgets supported in Contribute CS5 are Accordion ; Tabbed Panel ; Collapsible Panel ; Menu Bar ; Tool Tip.

The list of Spry Form Widgets supported are Text Field ; Password ; Confirm Password ; Text area ; Radio Group ; Checkbox ; Select. 

To check the widget property, select the Widget by clicking on the Widget. The widget gets a blue border and the Widget Property Icon on the toolbar is enabled, click on the Icon to open the property dialog.

Note that hovering on the Widget will NOT enable the Widget Property Icon.

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