Thursday, May 8, 2014

Getting Current Management Server RedDot CMS Project Name via JavaScript

This is the easiest way to get current project name without complicated rendertag or preexecution. Just make sure you are already use the JQuery.js library.
<script type="text/javascript">
 var TheRealUIContainerPage;
 var ProjectLabelText;
  if( == 'ioActionMenu'){
   // smarttree
   TheRealUIContainerPage = top.opener.parent.parent.parent.parent.document;
   ProjectLabelText = $(TheRealUIContainerPage).find('body #ctl00_ctl00__bodyPlaceHolder__infoMenu_2 .ca_tb_txt').text();
  // smartedit
  TheRealUIContainerPage = window.parent.document;
  ProjectLabelText = $(TheRealUIContainerPage).find('body #ctl00_ctl00_ctl00__bodyPlaceHolder__infoMenu_2 .ca_tb_txt').text();


Rendertag to Escape Double Quote and Single Quote

This is a solution posted by Tim Davis on!topic/reddot-cms-users/ImqWdAN4XIY

You want to assign text placeholder content class a server side preexecution variable, but the text placeholder contains double quote, single quote and carriage return, which will cause preexecution error because the resulting code will be like this

Dim MyVar

MyVar = "<%txt_body%>"

'resulting code
'this cause syntax error, cannot have unescape quote inside quote
MyVar = "he says,"hello""

'this cause syntax error, cannot unclosed second line
MyVar = "first line
               second line"

What you can do is to use rendertag to escape the text. This method handles, &, ", ', accented character like (á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡), and new line carriage return

Dim MyVar

MyVar = "<%!! Escape:HtmlEncode(<%txt_body%>) !!%>"