S2 Cookbook: Properties
Setting a property
Note: this can NOT be done inside of a function. Most layers set any properties before they write functions, although this is not necessary.
# set all of the interaction links for users, entries, and comments # to be text instead of icons set userlite_interaction_links = "text"; set entry_management_links = "text"; set comment_management_links = "text";
Accessing a property
Let's say that you want to access a property. The property has already been set in the current layer or a higher layer:
# sets the page background color property set color_page_background = "#FFF";
You can then access the property by putting a
* between the property name and the variable access symbol
# prints #ffffff # even though we set it to #FFF because it is a color object # and not a string print $*color_page_background;
Creating a new property
Before creating a new property, you might want to make sure and check an existing core2 property doesn't already exist for the purpose you want.
Putting a property into the customization wizard
Useful system properties
"""<pre>"""; # Examples of system properties when used on Dreamwidth.org # Name of the current Dreamwidth site # Dreamwidth Studios print $*SITENAME + "\n"; # Shorter name of the current Dreamwidth site. # Dreamwidth print $*SITENAMESHORT + "\n"; # Abbreviation of the current Dreamwidth site. # DW print $*SITENAMEABBREV + "\n"; # The base URL of the current Dreamwidth site, # without a trailing slash. # http://www.dreamwidth.org print $*SITEROOT + "\n"; # The base URL of the current Dreamwidth site's image directory, # without a trailing slas # http://s.dreamwidth.org/img print $*IMGDIR + "\n"; # The base URL of palimg files, without a trailing slash. # http://www.dreamwidth.org/palimg print $*PALIMGROOT + "\n"; # The base URL of the current Dreamwidth site's static files directory, # without a trailing slash. # http://s.dreamwidth.org/stc print $*STATDIR + "\n"; """</pre>""";