Custom Clone

Joshua Adams asked on December 26, 2014 22:21

I have a custom class that I am having to clone through code. Oddly enough, there is something that is making the name field into a codename, and I don't see where to control this. Because of this, my code for the clone fails, unless I take the name and take out all of the spaces and special characters, which I don't want to have to do because it should not be a codename. I have rebuilt the controlling class definition, and I don't see any property on the field that would make it a code name, as it uses the normal textbox form control with no validation rules. Could there be another place that this is managed?

Thanks in advance

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Roman Hutnyk answered on December 27, 2014 04:35

Try ValidationHelper.GetCodeName(string) method, if I'm not mistaken. You can find more methods @

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Joshua Adams answered on December 29, 2014 14:55

The problem is that I don't want it to have to be a codename. I want it to behave like a normal textbox/string value. I am not sure whats causing it to try to validate it against a code name.

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Filip Ligač answered on February 1, 2015 14:08 (last edited on February 1, 2015 14:08)

Hello Josh,

Is it a class belonging to a custom module or simply a page type?

If you were talking about a certain page type, you can check whether the field is not accidentally selected as a Page name source field in Page types -> (your page type) -> Fields -> Page name source field on the left side.

Best regards,


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