Understanding Fields

Dec 13, 2010 at 1:07 AM

I just watched the two excellent videos by Bradley Millington presented at tech.ed Europe 2010 - (http://nogginbox.co.uk/blog/videos-about-orchard ). I would like to understand more about fields. The videos go into detail about how the datefime and boolean fields can be added to Orchard.

What I don't understand is why the basic types like boolean and integer were not implimented as fields in Orchard out of the box. If you take a look at "Edit Page" in the Dashboard, you will see that a boolean ("Set as home page") is being used, but not as a field. Also there is a Title which is a string but no "string field" in Orchard.

Am I missing something? 

Dec 13, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Because we didn't have time to do it. Also, don't confuse fields with part properties. The checkbox in edit page is a part property.