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Discussion Board Control

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The Akumina Discussion Board control, allows organizations to offer an engagement and communication tool for users of the SharePoint site. The control leverages and the SharePoint discussion board app, but improves the experience for the visitors and administrators of the control.

The Discussion Board Controls use the existing Snippet technology, so are setup and managed differently than the other Akumina widgets.

Main Features

  • Special Akumina control that leverages the SharePoint discussion board app
  • Discussion boards provide forums for site participants to discuss topics with each other.
  • Fully supported by the IDS (Instruction Data Set) technology and AppManager Control Apps
  • Mobile-ready via Responsive Web Design

Uses List Definition(s): (click to view definition)

Discussions_AK

Discussion Summary Control Snippet

<div id=”discussionsummary12″ ak:title=”Human Resources DiscussionSummary” class=”ak-controls ak-discussionsummary-control” ak:icon=”None” ak:previewcount=”100″ ak:titlecount=”20″ ak:posttype=”op” ak:noofposts=”5″ ak:displayavatar=”true” ak:discussioncreateurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussNew.aspx” ak:discussionthreadurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussThread.aspx” ak:discussionlistingurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussList.aspx” ak:documentlistname=”Documents” ak:discussionlistname=”Discussions_AK”></div>

 

Field Details
id Unique name for this instance of the control
ak:title If a value is entered, then the title will appear on the header of the App.
ak:icon Selects the icon that is displayed to the left of the Document Summary List title.  See “Reference Values for Icons” section for list of available icons
ak:previewcount The number of characters to display of the message body preview
ak:titlecount The number of characters to show in the title of each discussion item displayed
ak:posttype Choose to display the “original post” (op) or the “last post” (lp) for each discussion thread
ak:noofposts The number of discussion threads to display in the summary
ak:displayavatar Display (true) or disable (false) the avatar
ak:discussioncreateurl Relative url to the discussion creation page
ak:discussionthreadurl Relative url to the discussion thread page
ak:discussionlistingurl Relative url to the discussion listing page
ak:documentlistname Specifies the name of the document library to use for documents that are added to a discussion thread
ak:discussionlistname SharePoint list which contains the content

 

Discussion Board Create New Control Snippet

<div id=”creatediscussion19″ ak:title=”Human Resources CreateDiscussion” class=”ak-controls ak-creatediscussion-control” ak:discussioncreateurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussNew.aspx” ak:discussionthreadurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussThread.aspx” ak:discussionlistingurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussList.aspx” ak:documentlistname=”Documents” ak:discussionlistname=”Discussions_AK”></div>

Field Details
id Unique name for this instance of the control
ak:title If a value is entered, then the title will appear on the header of the App.
ak:discussioncreateurl Relative url to the discussion creation page
ak:discussionthreadurl Relative url to the discussion thread page
ak:discussionlistingurl Relative url to the discussion listing page
ak:documentlistname Specifies the name of the document library to use for documents that are added to a discussion thread
ak:discussionlistname SharePoint list which contains the content

 

Discussion Board Listing Control Snippet

<div id=”discussionboardlisting17″ ak:title=”Human Resources DiscussionBoardListing” class=”ak-controls ak-discussionboardlisting-control” ak:previewcount=”100″ ak:titlecount=”20″ ak:posttype=”op” ak:noofposts=”5aak” ak:displayavatar=”true”ak ak:discussioncreateurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussNew.aspx” ak:discussionthreadurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussThread.aspx” ak:discussionlistingurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussList.aspx” ak:documentlistname=”Documents” ak:discussionlistname=”Discussions_AK”></div>

Field Details
id Unique name for this instance of the control
ak:title If a value is entered, then the title will appear on the header of the App.
ak:previewcount The number of characters to display of the message body preview
ak:titlecount The number of characters to show in the title of each discussion item displayed
ak:posttype Choose to display the “original post” (op) or the “last post” (lp) for each discussion thread
ak:noofposts The number of discussion threads to display in the summary
ak:displayavatar Display (true) or disable (false) the avatar
ak:discussioncreateurl Relative url to the discussion creation page
ak:discussionthreadurl Relative url to the discussion thread page
ak:discussionlistingurl Relative url to the discussion listing page
ak:documentlistname Specifies the name of the document library to use for documents that are added to a discussion thread
ak:discussionlistname SharePoint list which contains the content

 

Discussion Thread Control Snippet

<div id=”discussionthread21″ ak:title=”Human Resources DiscussionThread” class=”ak-controls ak-discussionthread-control” ak:displayavatar=”true” ak:discussioncreateurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussNew.aspx” ak:discussionthreadurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussThread.aspx” ak:discussionlistingurl=”/sites/TestD/HR/Pages/DiscussList.aspx” ak:documentlistname=”Documents” ak:discussionlistname=”Discussions_AK”></div>

Field Details
id Unique name for this instance of the control
ak:title If a value is entered, then the title will appear on the header of the App.
ak:discussioncreateurl Relative url to the discussion creation page
ak:discussionthreadurl Relative url to the discussion thread page
ak:documentlistname Specifies the name of the document library to use for documents that are added to a discussion thread
ak:discussionlistname SharePoint list which contains the content

 

Discussion Summary

 

 

Discussion Board Listing

 

 

Discussion Board Create New Discussion

 

 

Discussion Thread

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