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Custom Portlet modes

siva prakash
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Joined: Aug 24, 2004
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Hi All,


I am new to portlets and going through specification v1.0 for my new project. In section PLT.8.4 Custom Portlet Modes was mentioned. I have doubts about this new modes. when a developer goes for this in real time and how to map to vendor custom modes.

any help in this regard is appreciated, thanks in advance


With Regards,
Prakash
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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About? Print? Config? All great ideas for custom portlet modes.

The point is, a custom mode is only possible if the vendor supports it. For example, IBM provides a config mode, and their portal supports it. So, I can create a portlet that uses a config mode, and deploy it to WebSphere Portal, and life is grand. But, if I deploy it to Pluto, well, it simply won't work as designed.

I put together a tutorial on creating custom portlet modes. It deploys a custom portlet to WebSphere Portal Server 5.1. Enjoy:

How to Use Custom Portlet Modes with WebSphere and Rational Application Developer (IRAD)

It's a good idea. It allows vendor flexibility and competition, but also maintains compatability across portals. Custom mode or not, all portlets must have a view mode.

 
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