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selected/not selected default value


Hi all,

I would like to set a default true value for the EPSUBSCRIBE property so that any pages created from a certain pagetype, will be subsribable by default. This way the editor doesnt have to select the property in edit mode for all instances of the page type.

any help on how to do this will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Oct 12, 2010 14:59

Hi, this you can do in Admin mode by editing the property in its page type you want to set the default value for.

Admin->Page types->[Your page type]->[Your property]->Default value = true

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Edited, Oct 12, 2010 16:11

Hi tobias,


thank you for your response. I actually tried this before but when I visit the actual page in edit mode, the checkbox is not selected. i.e.) in admin mode, I set the default value of the property to 'true'. When I then go into edit mode for a page of thispagetype, the checkbox is not selected.


When I then run the following code: 


foreach (PageReference reference in hdb.FindPagesWithProperty(PageReference.StartPage.ID, "EPSUBSCRIBE", "EPSUBSCRIBEHIDDEN", null))


... i dont get anything returned as the checkbox is not selected and the value is therefore not true.

Any ideas?




Oct 12, 2010 18:18

I managed to figure out why this is the case. Setting a default value for a property only takes effect for all newly created instances of the containing pagetype. Therefore, those pages that already exist of this pagetype, dont get the default value for the property.

Thank you.

Oct 12, 2010 18:24
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