Placement for Arbitrary Shapes

Topics: General
Feb 6, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I'm looking at Bertrand's blog about arbitrary shapes.  I'd like to know if such arbitrary shapes, such as the DateTime shape in that article, can be controlled by a placement file, without adding any additional code (e.g. no driver, etc.).  If it can be affected by a placement file, what would the nomenclature be?  Something like this perhaps:

<place Shape_DateTime="-" />  ...or... <place DateTime="-" />

Coordinator
Feb 6, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Placement is only for placing shapes that were built from content part drivers. It's how the system knows where in the shape tree to insert the new shapes that drivers created. All other shapes should be directly inserted into the tree where they belong bu the code that created them. That can be driven by code, or your own configuration, whether that comes from the database or placement-like files.