Published on:Oct 26, 2017
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Hiding properties in the built-in Link dialog

What I wanted to do was to hide the Title property in the built-in Link dialog.

Image linkdialog.png

When searching here on World I found several posts that talk about extending EpiLink with custom properties, such as:

But if I only need to hide a property, could this not be done using an EditorDescriptor instead of creating a custom dojo editor, overriding the LinkModel and all the rest?...

I was happy when I discovered that the answer is Yes :) 

I tried some variations of the below before finding the correct TargetType and way to get at the properties. This solution worked for me in a site that runs CMS 10.7:

        TargetType = typeof(LinkModel),
        EditorDescriptorBehavior = EditorDescriptorBehavior.ExtendBase)]
    public class EpiLinkEditorDescriptor : EditorDescriptor
        public override void ModifyMetadata(ExtendedMetadata metadata, IEnumerable<Attribute> attributes)
            base.ModifyMetadata(metadata, attributes);
            foreach (var prop in metadata.Properties)
                if (prop.PropertyName == "Title")
                    prop.ShowForEdit = false;

This hides the property both in the Link dialog that opens when adding a link in the TinyMCE editor and in the Link dialog used when adding a LinkItem (the same model is used in both cases).

Image linkdialog_notitlefield.PNG

If there is a better way of doing this, please let me know!

Oct 26, 2017

Petra Liljecrantz
( By Petra Liljecrantz, 10/26/2017 1:54:40 PM)

Nice! I will definitely try this out to hide stuff from editors :) Thanks!

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