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Manage configuration of browser views

Project description


This add-on does not provide new feature to Plone. It is intended to plone add-ons developers.

If you need to create a browser view with configuration this add-on will make your life easier.


  • Configuration providers
  • Configuration structure defined with zope.interface & zope.schema
  • Store configuration with
  • Auto form to manage the configuration of the current view

Why doing this in an add-on

Because most of the time developers faced to this issue store data in the content type, or with annotation on context without trying to optimize, or without form, …

How it works

This add-ons define two components:

  • ConfigurableView
  • Registry (IConfigurationStorage)

The main idea, is you just have to create an zope.interface to define settings schema and set this schema in the ‘settings_schema’ attributes of the view.

For example:

class IMyViewSettings(interface.Interface):
    width = schema.ASCIILine(title=u"Width",

    height = schema.ASCIILine(title=u"Height",

class MyView(ConfigurableBaseView):
    settings_schema = IMyViewSettings

    def width(self):
        return self.settings.width

    def height(self):
        return self.settings.height


This component is responsible to return settings. It has been implemented as an adapter from your configurable view.


This component is implemented as a browserview. You have to inherits from this one to create your own browser view.

Common use case: use a javascript library for a view

Most of javascript libraries wait for a dict to load their configuration. You can achieve this in a very easy way. You just have to define a configuration schema and add the following snippet in your template to create a javascript variable with the configuration

<script type="text/javascript" tal:content="view/settings_javascripts"></script>

You can set the variable name throw the jsvarname attribute of your browserview.

You will find examples in the following addons:

  • collective.galleria
  • collective.galleriffic
  • collective.googledocsviewer






  • Radim Novotny aka naro


2.0 (2012-01-30)

  • Use collective.registry instead of provider/mutator [toutpt]

1.0b4 (2011-12-07)

  • add new classifiers [toutpt]
  • fix tests [toutpt]
  • fix issue making edit configuration not working [naro]

1.0b3 (2011-08-01)

  • Optimization of storage: defaults are now based on all provider except [toutpt]
  • fix case where are not set (value was set to None) [toutpt]

1.0b2 (2011-06-30)

1.0b1 (2011-06-08)

  • Initial release

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