Umbraco/Various useful XSLT methods in Umbraco

The basics of using XSLT in UmbracoEdit

Creating a variable:

<xsl:variable name="myVarName" select="[select-expression/value]"/>

Variables a after this referenced using $myVarName (prefix with $)

Outputting a value:

<xsl:value-of select="$myVarName" />

Expressions:

Converting to string:

string($myVarName)

Converting to number:

number($myVarName)

If test:

<xsl:if test="$value=3">
</xsl:if>

Choose test:

<xsl:choose>
        <xsl:when test="[expression]">
        </xsl:when>
        <xsl:when test="[expression]">
        </xsl:when>
        <xsl:otherwise>
        </xsl:otherwise>
</xsl:choose>

Loop all nodes from root and down of a certain doc-type (this example includes sorting on a field in this doc-type):

<xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/ancestor-or-self::root//node [@nodeTypeAlias='myDocType']">
   <xsl:sort select="data [@alias = 'myAttributeAlias']" order="descending"/>
</xsl:for-each>

Get a node name from the first parent node of a certain doc-type:

<xsl:variable name="myVarName" select="ancestor-or-self::node [@nodeTypeAlias = 'myDocType']/@nodeName"/>

(Since the Umbraco 4.5 Schema, @nodeTypeAlias is no longer used) - for versions 4.5 and above, use:

<xsl:variable name="myVarName" select="$currentPage/ancestor-or-self::doc-type-alias-goes-here/@nodeName"></xsl:variable>

Details of the change from using @nodeTypeAlias are here: http://our.umbraco.org/wiki/reference/xslt/45-xml-schema/no-more-@nodetypealias

Get an attribute value from the first parent node that has a certain doc-type:

<xsl:variable name="myVarName" select="ancestor-or-self::node [@nodeTypeAlias = 'myDocType']/data [@alias = 'myAttributeAlias']"/>

Limit a for-each loop to run only five times (if position <= 5) (REMEMBER in XSLT the '<' sign must be written as '&lt;'  !) :

<xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/descendant::node">
<xsl:if test="position() &lt;= 5">
</xsl:if>
</xsl:for-each>

Loops first five descendents of current node.

Get attribute value from a current node in a loop:

<xsl:value-of select="data [@alias = 'myAttributeAlias']"/>

Creating a template with two parameters:

<xsl:template name="myTemplate">
        <xsl:param name="startnode"/>
        <xsl:param name="endnode"/>
        <!-- do something-->
</xsl:template>

Calling a template:

<xsl:call-template name="myTemplate">
         <xsl:with-param name="startnode" select="23"/>
         <xsl:with-param name="endnode" select="49"/>
</xsl:call-template>

Get a parameter from a macro

<xsl:variable name="myParam" select="/macro/parameterAlias"/>
Last modified on 29 August 2012, at 23:57