Keep IDisplayManager backward compatible, adding permission check when querying content using GraphQL - This week in Orchard (02/12/2022)
IDisplayManager backward compatible, remove extra spacing around editing contents, flows, and Bag Part, and add a permission check when querying content using GraphQL. Check out our post for the details!
Orchard Core updates
Keep IDisplayManager backward compatible
Let's assume you are using
DisplayManager to create a shape. Now you will find method overload to avoid method not found exception in modules that depends on
IDisplayManager. But why is that exception can happen?
UpdateEditorAsync methods in the
IDisplayManager interface now accept a new
htmlPrefix parameter, and the
groupId is now not an optional one. To keep the
IDisplayManager backward compatible, the old methods are marked as obsolete such that old compiled libraries use the obsolete methods, but new code knows it should use the new methods.
Remove extra spacing around editing contents, flows, and Bag Part
This change introduces some changes in the admin UI. We have some extra spacing around the Bag Part, Widget List, and Flow Part. There was also extra spacing around the create/edit form in the contents and the page title. The goal of this is to fix the inconsistent spacings and make the look and feel of the admin UI nicer.
Add permission check when querying content using GraphQL
Let's say you want to grant a user permission to be able to query their own content only using GraphQL. However, there seems to be no way to do that like we can do it using the UI. It would be nice to be able to apply the permissions as we do in the UI for GraphQL. So, here comes a new filter that honors their permissions.
GraphQLContentOptions.ConfigureContentType(...) had no effect. If the user configures contentType as hidden, we still show it anyway. This was also fixed.
News from the community
Orchard Harvest 2023
For those who are too young to remember, we had Orchard conferences, called Orchard Harvest. And the conference website was available under orchardharvest.org, but unfortunately, it's not anymore. The last one was in 2017 in New York. So, having another get-together is very much overdue. If you would like to see or get a feeling of how this looked like before, we have a couple of mood videos on the Orchard YouTube channel, like this one from the first conference.
The point is that we should really think about organizing the next one, and we at Lombiq can take part in that or provide an organizing role with anybody who wants to take part. If you have any feedback or you are looking forward to having a Harvest again, please share your opinion with us by filling out this survey about the upcoming Orchard Harvest!
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