sections / areas within admin screens

Topics: Administration, Customizing Orchard, General
Jul 22, 2013 at 1:54 PM

does anyone know if it is possible to create a section within the admin screen. I have a content type called 'Property' and I have custom fields within this, some relating to summary and some to detail pages. It would be really helpful to the user if I could put a divider between them or a heading or something.

Any ideas please?

Tx, Kirsty
Jul 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Definitely possible, but you will have to write some code, e.g. a controller decorated with the AdminAttribute (so that its views blend in with TheAdmin theme), and an INavigationProvider implementation to render menu items in the admin menu to the left.
Jul 22, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Edited Jul 22, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Isn't it possible to use tabs ? One main for your Property, one for custom fields and another with summary ?
Jul 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Is that feature already in?
Jul 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM
In what ???
Jul 22, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Edited Jul 22, 2013 at 10:33 PM
In the core. I assumed you suggested to use tabs in response to my comment, but perhaps you were not, responding directly to Kirsty instead. But that would require custom coding as well (unless we have the proposed tabs feature where one can configure the content editor. I though you were referring to that :))
Jul 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Yes I was suggesting something directly, but it needs some coding dedicated to this contentype :)
Jul 23, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Thanks for your replies, Kirsty