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I'm having trouble customizing the PatternSkin. According to PatternSkinCustomization#The_topic_template_approach_usin a template topic can be created with the following directives to remove the left tool bar.

%TMPL:INCLUDE{"view"}%
%TMPL:DEF{"viewleftbar"}%%TMPL:END%

This topic exists at CustomLeftBarTemplate. To use this template to override the PatternSkin, I understand the VIEW_TEMPLATE variable needs to be set (either in the topic itself or by using 'more topic actions'/'edit settings'). A topic using this template exists at CustomLeftBar.

Basically, this doesn't work. I've even output all variables to insure VIEW_TEMPLATE is indeed being set, but in the end... the left tool bar is not removed. I'm not interested in removing the left tool bar as much as I'm just trying to validate my PatternSkin customization understanding. Currently this understanding seems flawed, so a couple of questions...

1) Does anyone know why my Sandbox example does not work?

2) Has anyone modified the PatternSkin successfully using template topics? If so, could you point me to an example.

Thanks, dB...

Environment

TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x01x02
TWiki plugins: DefaultPlugin, EmptyPlugin, InterwikiPlugin
Server OS: twiki.org
Web server: twiki.org
Perl version:  
Client OS: Windows 2000
Web Browser: Firefox 2.0.0.6
Categories: Missing functionality

-- DonBowden - 01 Aug 2007

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Sorry, closing this question after more than 30 days due to inactivity. Please feel free to reopen if needed.

-- PeterThoeny - 26 Sep 2007

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