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Reading Content from an external file

Hi,

I would like to build ui based on the contents from an external file, which could be under some public folder under the webapps.

This is done because a drop down list contents in the ui needs to be populated dynamically. The contents of the drop down can change and this shouldn't require a source code change.

If any of you can throw some ideas on this, it would be great.

I initially used the Value Help idea, but how can the values be modified at a latter date without the source code change.

Is there a straightforward solution/api which I am missing.

Thanks for your time.

Regards,

Munish.

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    Posted on Jan 20, 2005 at 04:23 AM

    Hi Munish,

    You can read in your data from the external source in the wdDoInit() or even wdDoModifyView() of the of your controllers, depending on how often the data changes. And then assign them to the corresponding context.

    Regards,

    Marc

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