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[PageTable] Don't close the modal on saving the PageTable entry

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Is it possible to keep the modal open after saving? I regularly edit/test/change some content and it is kind of annoying to reopen the modal when i'm right into editing and just want to see, how it looks in the frontend.

thanks!

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Yes this is possible. However since preventing it is not "natively" supported by ProcessWire, you need to trick it a little bit. This can be done in many ways, but here's one

wire()->addHookAfter("ProcessPageEdit::buildForm", function($e) {
  if(!$this->input->get->modal) return;
  $form = $e->arguments(0);
  $field = $this->modules->get('InputfieldHidden');
  $field->attr('id+name', 'ProcessPageAdd');
  $form->append($field);  
});

Providing a native way would be very simple since the closing of the dialog is controlled by a single variable called closeOnSave in InputfieldPageTable.js.

You could also modify the buttons and whatnot. Also submitting the form in a regular way (e.g. by hitting enter) also prevents the modal from closing. The example I provided tricks the InputfieldPageTable.js to set closeOnSave to false by just adding a hidden field to the form with the ID "ProcessPageAdd" (https://github.com/ryancramerdesign/ProcessWire/blob/576a5d30153f045daa94a136a6ba981650632b26/wire/modules/Inputfield/InputfieldPageTable/InputfieldPageTable.js#L52).

Edit: Added a litte more information

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@sforsman

Thanks for the code snippet! Where do i place this? In a new module or in my _init.php? And if I put it in my _init.php, will it affect (performance, timing etc.) my frontend output? 

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@tobaco:

No problem! You can add it into /site/templates/admin.php. This will not affect your frontend output at all, because the admin.php is included only when you are on the admin-site. However it won't really affect your admin-site performance either - it's a very lightweight hook and it's attached only to Page-editing events.

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There is now setting for this in latest dev.

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With the PageTableExtended field you chould choose if modal should close or not on save....just to mention this here right now....

regards mr-fan

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