Custom field features

Jan 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I have an interest in recreating a number of the custom field types commonly expected in lists (Boolean, choice, numeric, etc.).  Is this a good idea, or would it conflict with future releases that might support more than plain text?  For example, for my custom Hyperlink type, if a new base Hyperlink type is introduced in Orchard core later, is there any way to migrate from custom to core field?  What's the best path to take here?

Coordinator
Jan 26, 2011 at 6:36 PM

That's not something we're working on right now and I don't think anyone else is (but I may be wrong on that part). If you create this, we might ask you if we can include your module in the main distribution. :) Otherwise, there might be a need for an export/import of sorts.

Jan 26, 2011 at 11:21 PM
I would love to help out with this.
If you create a project for the module, I'll sign up to the party.

Jan 26, 2011 at 11:38 PM
bertrandleroy wrote:

That's not something we're working on right now and I don't think anyone else is (but I may be wrong on that part). If you create this, we might ask you if we can include your module in the main distribution. :) Otherwise, there might be a need for an export/import of sorts.

I would definitely vote for having this be part of the main distribution.