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Building an AEM Authoring Component out of HTL/Sightly; no JSP required! | AEM Community Blog Seeding

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Building an AEM Authoring Component out of HTL/Sightly; no JSP required! by Benjamin Solum

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Adobe gives us a ton of authoring components out of the box!
I mean, just look at them all in CRXDE 😲!

If you’ve spent any time on an AEM project you’ve no doubt composed component authoring dialogs using: Textfields, Switches, Multifields, etc. Adobe does a great job of providing almost everything a developer could need!
Occasionally though, we’ll need something a little more custom and on those occasions, datasource takes care of me 95% of the time.

For example, let’s say we have a Button/CTA component that needs to open up a modal/dialog. We can easily build a list of modal components on the page using a servlet and then provide that list via datasource:



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