How to publish iWidget xml in the WebDav store

In the Using iWidgets in portlet entry i blogged about how to use a iWidget as a portlet in websphere portal. In that example i did create a .war file containing widget and installed it on the portal server using WAS Admin console, basic idea was to make that widget xml URL addressable.

But you have one other option which is to upload the widget.xml file to WebDave store of your portal server and then use the WebDav URL for registering widget. I wanted to try that option so i started by creating a simple MyWidgets.xml file like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<iw:iwidget id="MyWidgets"
supportedModes="view" mode="view" lang="en">
<iw:content mode="view">
<div>Hello World - Published in WebDav Store</div>

The MyWidget is very simple, it supports only VIEW mode and in VIEW mode it displays Hello World - Published in WebDav Store as markup to the user.

I did create this file in c:\temp\MyWidget folder. After that i used the AnyClient to create WebDav connection to http://localhost:!0039/wps/mycontenthandler/dav/fs-type1 URL like this

Then i used the client to copy the MyWidgets.xml to fs-types/iwidget folder like this

After copying the MyWidget.xml file to the WebDav repository i used the following configuration task to create a wrapper portlet for the widget

ConfigEngine.bat register-iwidget-
definition -DIWidgetDefinition=dav:fs-type1/iwidgets/MyWidgets.xml -DPorteltUniq

Once the task is executed i can add the portlet to page and view it like this

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