detect viewmode in javascript?

kyle shapiro asked on June 8, 2015 18:04

I would like to detect if the site is in live mode using JavaScript. I have some text that is set hidden or visible by JavaScript. I want to have this JavaScript only run when the site is in live-mode. This would save my content managers some grief. Thank you.

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Brenden Kehren answered on June 9, 2015 13:28

I apoligize, wrong syntax, I was thinking C# not a macro. Try {% ViewMode == "LiveSite" %}

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Brenden Kehren answered on June 8, 2015 18:07

Use the JavaScript webpart, this does it automatically.

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kyle shapiro answered on June 8, 2015 18:39

Hi Brenden, thanks for the reply. My JavaScript webparts run while in edit mode, page tab. Is that not the default behavior? I want to prevent my JavaScript webparts from executing when CMs edit through the edit mode, page tab.

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Brenden Kehren answered on June 8, 2015 19:32

When I checked the source of that webpart it does check to see if live site or not. You can place a macro in the visibility/enabled property of the macro as well just to be sure.

{% ViewMode.LiveSite %}

That should do the trick.

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kyle shapiro answered on June 8, 2015 20:30

Do I need to write a statement saying "if {% ViewMode.LiveSite %} then true"? I stuck {% ViewMode.LiveSite %} into the enabled property of a js webpart, but it still fires on the edit-page page. I'm using a test js webpart that just says "alert('hi');", inline.

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kyle shapiro answered on June 9, 2015 17:17

That worked! Thank you Brenden, I will definitely use this. Where could I find reference material for the other viewmode macro parameters?

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Brenden Kehren answered on June 9, 2015 20:45

You can find more ViewMode information in the API documentation.

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kyle shapiro answered on June 10, 2015 20:01

I see the members for the ViewModeEnum Enumeration, but how did you know it was ViewMode.LiveSite and not ViewModeEnum.LiveSite ? I am unable to find in the API where it says ViewMode alone. Is it an implied naming convention that the various enumerations will be written without the Enum suffix?

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