> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf > Of Jerome Velociter > Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:37 PM > To: XWiki Users > Subject: Re: [xwiki-users] Macros in XWiki.org dev guide > > Hello, > > > The dev guides do a fine job explaining the use of groovy and velocity > > code snippets. They also explain how to develop applications and > > plugins by creating classes. However they don't do much to explain the > > creation of macros; that or I'm failing to find this. > > > > I greatly prefer using macros over copy/paste coding snippets into each > > article. I managed to find this lovely article about creating Radeox > > macros in xwiki: > > http://hritcu.wordpress.com/2007/03/13/xwiki-plugins-tips-and-tricks/ > > but I'm struggling to find info on creating/adding what I believe are > > referred to as Velocity Macros (#macroName(var1, var2...)). I assume > > help has been requested on this repeatedly, but I seem to again be > > having poor luck in my keyword searches. Looking at trends in macro > > submissions, Velocity macros seem to be preferable in most cases, are > > they? Does each have strengths and weaknesses? > > You will find Velocity macros documentation in the apache velocity user > guide : > http://velocity.apache.org/engine/releases/velocity-1.5/user- > guide.html#velocimacros > (Agreed, did not found that link on first google shot ;)) > Velocity macros are very usefull within XWiki. You can define those either > in the macros.vm file of your skin, or inside wiki pages. The first option > has the advantage of letting the macros defined be available for every > document of your wiki; but the file can grow quickly if you have a lot of > macros, so the second option is there, precisely for application-specific > macros. > Best practice for this second option is to have one or several documents > that contains your application macros, and include that document from the > page that will actually use them, with the #includeMacros statement ; for > example : > > #includeMacros("MyAppCode.AppMacros") > > A part from that, there is very little XWiki-specific to know to write > velocity macros within your wiki. You can access the full XWiki API inside > your macro as you would usually do when scripting velocity inside a wiki > document. > > Hope this help, and we'd be very keen on you contributing your experience > with velocimacros for xwiki on the dev guide. > > Regards, > Jerome.
That's exactly what I wanted to know, thank you! Now I wonder if there's some way to get the best of both worlds. Users without disk access cannot edit the macros.vm file, and it's a pain to have to include the code segments every time you want to use it....Just musing but there must be a way to write a generic call that fetches a segment from a specified object (or page, whatever) on xwiki and then calls the contained macro using a variable number of arguments (and only pulls in the code once per page). But yes, that's what I needed to know to get started, thanks again. -Paul Grodt _______________________________________________ users mailing list email@example.com http://lists.xwiki.org/mailman/listinfo/users