Executing Functions

Execute CMS Functions in Master Page templates

You can execute any CMS Functions in Master Page templates.

Using Function Markup in markup files (.master)

You can use the function's markup to execute a CMS Function (similar to how you do in XSLT functions or XHTML templates).


<f:function name="Composite.Navigation.Distributed"	runat="server">
    <f:param name="Level" value="1" />
    <f:param name="ShowParent" value="False" />
    <f:param name="ShowChildPages" value="True" />
    <f:param name="Expand" value="False" />
    <f:param name="NavigationId" value="NavigationSideBar" />

You can quickly insert the function markup via the menu: Insert | Function Markup.

When you manually insert the function markup, make sure to specify runat="server".

Executing CMS Functions in code files (.master.cs)

If you need to execute CMS Functions in a code file (.master.cs), make use of the FunctionFacade's methods to get the function by name (GetFunction) and execute it (Execute).


using System;
using Composite.Core.Xml;
using Composite.Core.PageTemplates;
using Composite.Plugins.PageTemplates.MasterPages;
using Composite.Functions;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public partial class MyPageTemplate : MasterPagePageTemplate
    public override Guid TemplateId
        get { return new Guid("25de2e26-ab15-4490-8501-b3e8dcb90822"); }

    [Placeholder(Id = "content", Title = "Main Content", IsDefault = true)]
    public XhtmlDocument Content { get; set; }

    public XhtmlDocument distributedMenu { get; set; }

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        distributedMenu = FunctionFacade.Execute<XhtmlDocument>(
            new Dictionary<string, object>() {
                { "Level", 1 }, { "ShowParent", false }, 
				{ "ShowChildPages", true }, { "Expand", false }, 
				{"NavigationId",  "NavigationSideBar"} });

        // removing the class attribute from the level menu's elements
        foreach (var item in distributedMenu.Descendants())
            item.SetAttributeValue("class", null);
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<%@ Master Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" 
	CodeFile="UseFunctionFacade.master.cs" Inherits="MyPageTemplate" %>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
        <c1:Title runat="server" />
    <c1:Render Markup="<%# Content %>" runat="server" />
    <%= this.distributedMenu %>
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