Design help needed

Topics: Customizing Orchard, Writing modules
Jul 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Edited Jul 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM
hello everyone,
I want to build button part. This part should be able to be put in any page.
Probably i should build a widget for it. right?
But I also need it to be able to be grouped into buttons for UI considerations.
so it means I should also build a content type.

for example I would have :
  • button add => content item
  • button print => content item
  • a group of buttons : add and print. => content item
then, my widget should be able to contain content item [any of those three]
and i should be able to extend the button(s) content item , for example : adding user access to it.

I need your opinion on this design.
is this the right way to do in orchard? or probably it has simpler way to do it?

Jul 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM
Yes, if you build your custom part, it can be attached to any content type you want, including your own widget which in turn can be placed anywhere you want.