Custom Clones Listing, Specialized Treelist, Fed Authenticator, Field Fallback, Image Extension and the Icon Selector

This time around we have a module that shows all of the clone items for an item, a module that gives you search to find the items you need for your treelist field, a module for federated authentication using WIF, a module that allows you to have fallback on a field, a module that gives an image on your page the correct extension which will help with SEO and a module where you can create a rule on what kind of icon items derived from a certain template should have.

The Custom Clones Listing module is a simple extension to the Content Editor that will show all of the clone items created for a given content item.

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The module was contributed by Mark Ursino who you can find blogging here.

The Specialized Treelist module is an enhancement to the existing Sitecore treelist field type. With it you use the Lucene index to search for the item in a large treelist.

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The module was contributed by Martin Knudsen who you can find blogging here.

The Fed Authenticator Module allows for Federated Authentication to Sitecore using the Windows Identity Foundation.

The module was contributed by Kevin Buckley who you can find blogging here.

Field Fallback is the ability for a field’s value to come from somewhere other than the field itself, a clones source, or its standard values. Various fallback scenarios have been provided in this solution with the ability to customize it as needed. The supplied scenarios are:

* Ancestor Fallback – A field falls back to the value of its nearest set ancestor
* Lateral Fallback  – A field falls back to the value of another field, or chain of fields
* Default Fallback  – A field falls back to a text value or a token that is transformed at render time (not item creation time!)
* Language fallback – This is based on Alex Shyba’s Language Fallback module

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You can find Sean blogging about the module here and on August 15 he will be presenting the module at a Sitecore user group meeting. You can read more about it here.

The Image Extension module allows you to extend the image sitecore control by using the real extension or set a default image which will appear blank if image field is empty.

The module was contributed by Benjamin Vangansewinkel who you can find blogging here.

The IconSelector is a developer productivity tool that automatically assigns icons to newly created templates and template sections based on a dictionary of patterns.

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The module was contributed by Nick Allen.

Happy coding and sharing!

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~ by Jimmie Overby on July 13, 2012.

4 Responses to “Custom Clones Listing, Specialized Treelist, Fed Authenticator, Field Fallback, Image Extension and the Icon Selector”

  1. The links to trac.sitecore.net seem to be broken or there is a problem with the site.

    • Hi Joey,
      Trac has been discontinued and all the modules have been moved to the marketplace.sitecore.net site. You should be able to find them all there.

      • Thank you Jimmie. I checked on Marketplace as well but there is no download for the Fed Authenticator module. Would there be anyplace else I should check?

      • Maybe the contributor hadn’t gotten around to it, so I have added the update package in the download section and a link to the source in the source link.

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