Page Selector Field pulling from PagesService

Posted by Community Admin on 04-Aug-2018 21:25

Page Selector Field pulling from PagesService

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Posted by Community Admin on 26-Jan-2012 00:00

I'm trying to create a page selector field so a user can browse for a page instead of having to type in the URL. I've looked at the Simple Image Field example and I've set up my selector in the same manor but I'm unable to get any information from the PagesService (I'm really not even sure how to correctly pull the information).

Below is the code to the pages I'm thinking aren't working (I tried to upload the files but it wouldn't let me for some reason...)

<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI" TagPrefix="sf" %>
<sf:ResourceLinks ID="resourcesLinks" runat="server">
    <sf:ResourceFile JavaScriptLibrary="JQuery">
<div id="control-wrapper">
    <ul id="pageList" runat="server">
<sf:GenericCollectionBinder ID="pageListBinder" runat="server" TargetId="pageList" ServiceUrl="~/Sitefinity/Services/Pages/PagesService.svc/" BindOnLoad="false" DataKeyNames="Id" DataMembers="PageLiveUrl, Title">
        <sf:BinderContainer ID="pageTitleContainer" runat="server" RenderContainer="true" ContainerTag="li">
            <a href="javascript:void(0);" class="sf_binderCommand_selectImage">

SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector = function (element)
    SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector.initializeBase(this, [element]);
    this._binder = null;
    this._onLoadDelegate = null;
    this._onUnloadDelegate = null;
    this._binderCommandDelegate = null;
    this._selectedPageUrl = null;
    this._originalServiceBaseUrl = null;
SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector.prototype =
    initialize: function ()
        SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector.callBaseMethod(this, "initialize");
        this._onLoadDelegate = Function.createDelegate(this, this._onLoad);
        this._onUnloadDelegate = Function.createDelegate(this, this._onUnload);
        this._binderCommandDelegate = Function.createDelegate(this, this._binderCommand);
    dispose: function ()
        SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector.callBaseMethod(this, "dispose");
        if (this._onLoadDelegate)
            delete this._onLoadDelegate;
        if (this._onUnloadDelegate)
            delete this._onUnloadDelegate;
        if (this._binderCommandDelegate != null)
            delete this._binderCommandDelegate;
    _onLoad: function (sender, args)
        this._originalServiceBaseUrl = this.get_binder().get_serviceBaseUrl();
    _onUnload: function (sender, args)
    _binderCommand: function (sender, args)
        if (args.get_commandName() == "selectPage")
            var pageUrl = args.get_dataItem().PageLiveUrl;
            var pageTitle = args.get_dataItem().Title;
            // remove class from previously selected pages
            var selected = jQuery(args.get_itemElement().parentNode).find(".sf_selectedPage").each(function (index, element)
            // set class to currently selected page
    /* -------------------- private methods ----------- */
    /* -------------------- properties ---------------- */
    get_binder: function ()
        return this._binder;
    set_binder: function (value)
        this._binder = value;
    get_selectedPageTitle: function()
        return this._selectedPageTitle;
    set_selectedPageTitle: function (value)
        this._selectedPageTitle = value;
    get_selectedPageUrl: function ()
        return this._selectedPageUrl;
    set_selectedPageUrl: function (value)
        this._selectedPageUrl = value;
SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector.registerClass("SandboxSitefinity.PageSelector.SimplePageSelector", Sys.UI.Control);

Here's the error that's being generated in the Error.log file:

Type : System.Web.HttpException, System.Web, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a
Message : This is an invalid webresource request.
Source : System.Web
Help link :
WebEventCode : 0
ErrorCode : -2147467259
Data : System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal
TargetSite : Void System.Web.IHttpHandler.ProcessRequest(System.Web.HttpContext)
Stack Trace :    at System.Web.Handlers.AssemblyResourceLoader.System.Web.IHttpHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
   at System.Web.HttpApplication.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()
   at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)
Additional Info:
MachineName :
TimeStamp : 26/01/2012 20:32:32
FullName : Telerik.Sitefinity.Utilities, Version=4.4.2117.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b28c218413bdf563
AppDomainName : 7d4a8850-1-129720835026875677
ThreadIdentity : admin
WindowsIdentity :
Requested URL : http://localhost:60877/WebResource.axd?d=6fVoQP6PwW0WPuXQ1HmkTyq-h5mkFzArID-BxWhMRcvy5VvHHEdVuavwxyEz0_tIROgEaKOaQiTU4CMZdTRtridpl6fQio035kyPpcBQuz2Up3m3Z8llWlf4U_nnkVHI9eGk4aROta3Ej45jmR1sa31ua85Vx63oLiPkXitHgk6WDf2QRpQAsBPSsETNdILy0&t=634631887012115677
Category: ErrorLog
Priority: 0
EventId: 90000
Severity: Error
Title:Enterprise Library Exception Handling
App Domain: 7d4a8850-1-129720835026875677
ProcessId: 1236
Process Name: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DevServer\10.0\WebDev.WebServer40.exe
Thread Name:
Win32 ThreadId:3320
Extended Properties:

Posted by Community Admin on 31-Jan-2012 00:00


 It would be easier to just use our PageField to select pages. Here's a very good example by Josh Morales that includes PageField inside a designer: 
You can download the source and look through it. If you have any questions or difficulties, do not hesitate to write back.

All the best,
Svetoslav Petsov
the Telerik team
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Posted by Community Admin on 31-Jan-2012 00:00

Ya, I'm having some difficulty following the code.  I'm just not understanding how to set up my field to use the PageField that already exists...

Looking at the code example, I see that there is a Widget and a Designer (which I believe that I'm wanting to use the designer since I'm going to be using it as a field and a dialog for when a user modifies a list item).

So how do I continue from there and what do I need to use? Will I be creating a field object (I've been calling it PageSelectorField ascx, cs, and js) that will contain a Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Fields.PageField item on it? Then, create the CS class to inherit from PageField as well? I've tried using the code shown below and I keep getting an error in the GetScriptDescriptors method when it attempts to get it's base descriptors (error of value cannot be null, the virtual path). Here's my code setting everything up so far:

And I have restarted the application (I'm doing this in debug mode on my local machine so every time I recompile, it restarts the application).

<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Fields" TagPrefix="sf" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI" TagPrefix="sitefinity" %>
<sf:FormManager ID="formManager" runat="server" />
<asp:Label ID="titleLabel" runat="server" Text="Title Test" />
<asp:Label ID="descriptionLabel" runat="server" Text="Description Test" CssClass="sfSelectedItem" />
<asp:Label ID="exampleLabel" runat="server" Text="Example Test" CssClass="sfSelectedItem" />
<sitefinity:SitefinityLabel id="pageUrl" runat="server" />
<telerik:RadWindowManager ID="windowManager" runat="server" Skin="Sitefinity">
        <telerik:RadWindow ID="selectorWindow" Width="600" Height="400" NavigateUrl="~/Sitefinity/Dialog/PageSelectorFieldDialog" runat="server" ReloadOnShow="true" Modal="true" VisibleStatusbar="false" Behaviors="Close">
<asp:LinkButton ID="openSelector" runat="server" class="sfLinkBtn sfChange">
    <strong class="sfLinkBtnIn">
<sf:PageField ID="PageSelector" runat="server" WebServiceUrl="~/Sitefinity/Services/Pages/PagesService.svc/" DisplayMode="Write" />

public class PageSelectorField : PageField
    #region Properties
    /// <summary>
    /// Gets the name of the layout template.
    /// </summary>
    /// <value>The name of the layout template.</value>
    protected override string LayoutTemplateName
            return String.Empty;
    /// <summary>
    /// Gets or sets the layout template path.
    /// </summary>
    /// <value>The layout template path.</value>
    public override string LayoutTemplatePath
            return "~/SandboxSitefinity/SandboxSitefinity.PageSelectorField.PageSelectorField.ascx";
            base.LayoutTemplatePath = value;
    #region Overrides
    public override IEnumerable<ScriptDescriptor> GetScriptDescriptors()
        var descriptors = new List<ScriptDescriptor>();
        var scriptDescriptor = (ScriptControlDescriptor)base.GetScriptDescriptors().Last();
        return descriptors.ToArray();
    public override IEnumerable<ScriptReference> GetScriptReferences()
        string assemblyName = typeof(PageSelectorField).Assembly.FullName;
        var scripts = new List<ScriptReference>(base.GetScriptReferences())
            new ScriptReference(PageSelectorField._pageSelectorFieldScript, assemblyName)
        return scripts.ToArray();
    #region Fields
    private const string _pageSelectorFieldScript = "SandboxSitefinity.PageSelectorField.PageSelectorField.js";

protected void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)
    Bootstrapper.Initialized +=new EventHandler<Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.ExecutedEventArgs>(Bootstrapper_Initialized);
protected void Bootstrapper_Initialized(object sender, Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.ExecutedEventArgs e)
private void InstallCustomVirtualPaths()
    ConfigManager manager = ConfigManager.GetManager();
    var virtualPathConfig = manager.GetSection<VirtualPathSettingsConfig>();
    ConfigManager.Executed += new EventHandler<Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.ExecutedEventArgs>(ConfigManager_Executed);
    #region Sandbox Sitefinity Virtual Path
    var sandboxVirtualPathConfig = new VirtualPathElement(virtualPathConfig.VirtualPaths)
        VirtualPath = "~/SandboxSitefinity/*",
        ResolverName = "EmbeddedResourceResolver",
        ResourceLocation = "SandboxSitefinity"
    if (!virtualPathConfig.VirtualPaths.ContainsKey("~/SandboxSitefinity/*"))

Posted by Community Admin on 03-Feb-2012 00:00

Hello Miles,

 I attached a sample for a field control with a page selector. Please look through it and let me know if you have any questions on the implementation.
Please note that you need to register the virtual paths, used by the control and also register the dialogue in your Global.asax:

protected void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)
            Bootstrapper.Initialized += new EventHandler<Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.ExecutedEventArgs>(Bootstrapper_Initialized);
        void Bootstrapper_Initialized(object sender, Telerik.Sitefinity.Data.ExecutedEventArgs e)

Svetoslav Petsov
the Telerik team
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Posted by Community Admin on 03-Feb-2012 00:00

Awesome. Thanks a bunch.

Right before I got your reply, I found the following post that I followed and got it to work. 

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