Archives / 2011 / June
  • Creating shapes on the fly

    (c) Bertrand Le Roy 2011Most Orchard shapes get created from part drivers, but they are a lot more versatile than that. They can actually be created from pretty much anywhere, including from templates. One example can be found in the Layout.cshtml file of the ThemeMachine theme:

    .Add(New.BadgeOfHonor(), "5");

    What this is really doing is create a new shape called BadgeOfHonor and injecting it into the Footer global zone (that has not yet been defined, which in itself is quite awesome) with an ordering rank of "5".