Thursday, 28 September 2017

Using an WCMUsePojo class to populate an Experience Manager Touch UI Select Field

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.3 Touch UI component that contains a drop-down control that can be used within the AEM Touch UI view. The data type of the drop-down field is /libs/granite/ui/components/foundation/form/select.

An AEM author selects drop-down values during design time. For example, an author can select a country from the drop-down field, as shown in this illustration.



You can populate a drop-down field by using a com.adobe.granite.ui.components.ds.DataSource object. For information, see DataSource.

Furthermore, you can create this object in a Java WCMUsePojo class and use HTL to invoke it. That is, get the values defined in the DataSource object. Finally you can bind the resource type of the HTL code to the dialog node that represents the drop-down field.

This development article steps your through how to use a DataSource object, a Java Map collection object, and HTL to populate a drop-down field in an AEM 6.3 component.

To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/aem63_datasource.html


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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Setting Maximum items in an Experience Manager 6.3 Multifield

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.3 Touch UI component that can be used within the AEM Touch UI view. Furthermore, you can use the AEM HTML Template Language (HTL - formally known as Sightly) to develop the AEM component. For example, consider an author whom enters information into a multi-field control in the component's dialog, as shown in this illustration.


In the previous illustration, notice that the Page Name and Path controls are used within a multifield control. When an author clicks the Add Field button, a new area that contains a Page Name, Path and Flag control appears. This lets an author dynamically enter as many values as required into the dialog.

Sometimes you may have a requirement to set a limit of the number of multifield items that an author can set. When the author attempts to go over the limit, a message appears, as shown in this illustration. 


This development article discusses how to use script to set the maximum number of multifield items an AEM author can set in a Touch UI component dialog. To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/multifield_aem63_setlimit.html.


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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Creating Personal Experiences using Experience Manager and Target

When working with Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Target to create personalization use cases, you can use Experience fragments to change the content that is displayed. Experience Fragments are a new feature introduced in AEM 6.3. They allow content authors to reuse content across channels including Sites pages and 3rd party systems. For more information, see Using AEM Experience Fragments.

Using Experience Fragments, you can display content based on the audience. For example, some users may see this content.


While others see this content. 


Using Adobe Target, you can setup personalization use cases. This article steps you through how to setup personalization use cases using Experience Fragments, Experience Manager, and Adobe Target. 



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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Ask the AEM Community Experts for Sept 2017

September 2017 – Ask the AEM Community Expert Session


Topic: Best practices for working with ContextHub in Adobe Experience Manager

Speaker: Varun Mitra, Training Instructor/Developer, Worldwide Field Enablement Adobe

ContextHub is a framework for storing, manipulating, and presenting context data. The client-side JavaScript API enables you to access the data for personalizing content. Join Varun Mitra, on Tuesday September 26th at 8:00 AM PDT for an in depth look at best practices for working with ContextHub , and how to use a data layer in an AEM Sites.

To watch this session -- click:


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Monday, 11 September 2017

Creating a custom Touch UI Grid Component for Adobe Experience Manager

You can develop a custom Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Touch UI grid component to address your business requirements. An AEM grid control component lets an AEM author split the content in the main panel of the web-page into multiple columns. Using a component dialog, an author defines the number of columns required and then create, delete, or move content within each of the columns.


Using a custom Grid control, an AEM author can specify different width options by using a dialog.


This grid component uses Bootstrap.  To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/bootstrap_grid.html

NOTE: This development article shows an example of using a HTL component with Sling Models. 

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Creating an Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 Project using Adobe Maven Archetype 11

You can create AEM 63 projects by using Adobe Maven Archetype 11.  This development article walks you through creating an AEM 6.3 project by using Archetype 11 and explains the default AEM files and services that are created.

The following illustration represents a default page that is created.



Under the Service Component section in the above illustration, notice the values that are displayed.

HelloWorldModel says:
 Hello World!
 This is instance: fe95f477-e525-432b-9fed-9d65dba3f5d2
 Resource type is: aem10/components/content/helloworld


These values are returned by a default AEM service. Once you understand all of the files and services that are created by Maven, you can use this project as starting point for your AEM 6.3 projects.

To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/maven_arch11.html.


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