Sitecore Core Development

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Modifing the Preview Sidebar

It is possible to add custom content to the Preview sidebar. The sidebar is a portal that contains a number of portlets. The portal is defined in the Core database in /sitecore/content/Applications/Preview.

One way to extent the sidebar is to add new portlets to the portal.

If you just want to add a menu item to the options in the sidebar, add a new menu item to the /sitecore/content/Applications/Preview/Toolbar item. The menu portlet then draws the menu item as part of the standard menu.

The popup menu on the dots cannot be altered. This reason for this, is to keep the menu clean and performant. It is quite an expensive menu to draw, so it should be kept to a minimum.


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