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Microsoft Content Management Server by Stefan Gosner, Joel Ward, Lim Mei Ying

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Chapter 15. Building Custom Placeholder Definitions and Placeholders

Customization does not stop at placeholder controls. You can change the way content is defined, stored, and retrieved by creating your own custom placeholder and placeholder definition classes.

We explored the placeholder definitions that ship with MCMS in Chapter 7 and saw how they are used to provide a set of rules to constrain the format of content that gets saved to the content repository. For example, the Formatting property of the HtmlPlaceholderDefinition can be set to NoFormatting to ensure that the content does not contain any block or in-line HTML tags.

Every placeholder definition has a corresponding placeholder class so, when creating your own placeholder definition, ...

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