• Authenticated User - Layout Snippet

    Snippets are Layout Elements that you can drag n drop into the layout canvas. You add them to the Views folder of your theme and they have to end with Snippet.cshtml. Layout Snippets it's one of my favourites features of Orchard.  

    In this Blog Post, I will show you how to make a Page only accessible for authenticated users. There are plenty of ways to do it but I will use the Layout Snippet way. 

    If a user is not Logged In the WorkContext.CurrentUser will be null. 

    We will a create a …

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  • Convert Orchard messages to Toastr notifications with JavaScript

    Orchard messages appear as text messages in the Messages Zone. But sometimes we need something fancier than a simple text.

    In this example, I will use Toastr non-blocking notifications.  

    First, we will hide the messages, you can do it with CSS, but in this example, I will use only JavaScript. 

    $('.zone-messages .message').css('display', 'none');

    After this, we will get all the messages and we will appear the correct type of Toastr notification. 

    var messageElement;$('.zone-messages . …

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  • Export Form Submissions to CSV with JavaScript

    Orchard 1.10 gives you the opportunity to export Contents and Form Submissions to XML with the built-in module Import Export. If you want to change this functionality, you have to create a module that will export to CSV. But there is a quicker way with my best friend JavaScript. 

    First, we will create an export button that will appear only in the Form Submissions Page:

    var url = window.location.href.toString().toLowerCase(); if (url.indexOf('submissionadmin') > -1) {    $('<a/>', {        id: …

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  • Disable Submit Button on Form Submit

    When a form is being submitted, sometimes, as the users are waiting, they might click more than once the submit button. This may cause duplicates submissions. 

    First, we will disable the submit button when the form is valid.

    $('form').submit(function () {    if ($(this).valid()) {        $(this).find('button[type="submit"]').prop('disabled', true);    }});

    We can make it more beautiful if we add a loader as the user is waiting. For the loader in this example, I used FontAwesome Fonts. 

    $(' …

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