I am developing a custom form widget with a CRUD datasource.
I was using url actions to communicate with the server side:
Worked great until I put 2 of the same widgets on a page, so the second widget would hit the ActionResult in the first controller...
So I have decided to try WebServices. I have implemented the wireframe for the webservice with hard coded data and it works.
But in order to continue I need to know my specific controller ID or FormControl ID so that I can send it along with the request to the WebService. I know each controller on a page or form has a Guid. But no API to access it.
The Question: How do I find the Form Controller (MVC Widget) ID from the Controller
Thanks for the fast reply,
Unfortunately this won't work for me because I cannot rely on the Caption or Title:
var uControls = tempPage.Controls.Where(c => c.Caption =="WebUserControl1").FirstOrDefault();
I may have two controllers with same caption and same types.
I am trying to get the ID of the Controller while I am anywhere inside the Controller itself. In a perfect world I would do this:
Guid id = this.id; /* "this" is the instance of this Controller */
So If I am in this controller how do I query for this.id? Maybe without using the PageManager to get the Form, then to look for this controller. I am here at this anyway I just need to query for the id.
Hi Yuri. Can you please check this thread. http://www.sitefinity.com/developer-network/forums/developing-with-sitefinity-/get-custom-control-id-from-control-s-code-behind
In this thread described how to get widget ID
Can you take a look at this again in more detail?
Or explain why it is not possible to get a controller ID from within the controller itself?