Blog entries posted during December 2007

Paging of search result

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Are you using EPiServer CMS 5 and need to present the search result with paging functionality? Take a look at the code below :) Aspx You start out with the default search page provided by the manager installation. To create the paging functionalit... [ Read full article ]

21 December 2007  0 Comments


Paging of search result

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Are you using EPiServer CMS 5 and need to present the search result with paging functionality? Take a look at the code below :) Aspx You start out with the default search page provided by the manager installation. To create the paging functionalit... [ Read full article ]

21 December 2007  0 Comments


Success together with our partners

by: Sami Grahn

Last week we had a very succesful road show to meet with almost all of our Swedish partners. We visited three cities, Malmö, Göteborg and Stockholm, and had almost 300 attendees from our partners divided in two different tracks - one for Techies a... [ Read full article ]

19 December 2007  0 Comments


Sneak preview of the bug list application

by: Per Bjurström

This is a announcement I know many have been waiting for and we are sneak previewing it here on the labs site. The goal with this application is to make our internal bug list available to you as a partner, from the start you can find EPiServer CMS... [ Read full article ]

19 December 2007  1 Comments

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Enum.Parse() is quite useful

by: Johan Olofsson

I sometimes write code that needs to parse user given arguments, for example through settings in configuration files, parameters given on the command line et.c. The usual way I've dealt with them is to simply perform a bunch of string compares in ... [ Read full article ]

18 December 2007  2 Comments


EPiServer Workflows

by: Johan Björnfot

As you perhaps have noticed we introduced a completely new workflow implmentation in EPiServer CMS 5. This implementation is based on Windows WorkflowFoundation (WF) that was shipped with .NET 3.5. A typical scenario where a workflow can be used i... [ Read full article ]

17 December 2007  6 Comments


EPiServer Subscription

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've been using EPiServer's built-in subscription functionality on a few 4.61 projects with no problems... when i tried it on my first version 5 one i had a few issues - namely the subject and read more links were in Swedish and i couldn't set the... [ Read full article ]

14 December 2007  0 Comments


EPiServer Subscription

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've been using EPiServer's built-in subscription functionality on a few 4.61 projects with no problems... when i tried it on my first version 5 one i had a few issues - namely the subject and read more links were in Swedish and i couldn't set the... [ Read full article ]

14 December 2007  0 Comments


Pimp my CMS

by: Per Bjurström

No kidding, there is actually a tag on Flickr called pimpmycms , but it's largly a disappointment or what you think about this "freaked out" movable type . And how did I end up there you may ask and probably should ask, well I changed the color... [ Read full article ]

13 December 2007  4 Comments


Estimate time when migrating to EPiServer CMS 5

by: Roger Wirz

When you try to migrate a site from EPiServer CMS 4 to 5 you will have some challenges ahead of you. Besides the obvious steps - to upgrade to 4.62, to setup a new CMS 5 and to move data - you will need to rewrite parts of the code in the project.... [ Read full article ]

13 December 2007  1 Comments


Override EPiServer url rewrite behavior

by: Ruwen Jin

It is common in database driven web application to use id as parameter in querystring. By default EPiServer will assume that id parameter in querystring is only using by EPiServer and will remove it from Request.QueryString. And the recommend way ... [ Read full article ]

12 December 2007  11 Comments


Unable to send e-mail without local SMTP server

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

When you try to send e-mail through an external SMTP server using the System.Net.Mail namespace classes, you may encounter an error saying " Cannot get IIS pickup directory". Often this has to do with permissions, but I recently discovered another... [ Read full article ]

12 December 2007  4 Comments


Multiple Internet Explorer

by: Viktor Larsson (Victoria)

I'm using Mac OS X Leopard as my main operating system and Parallels for emulating Windows XP. Therefore it's quite easy for me to check how different browsers behave. Tho since installing Internet Explorer 7, i've totally missed out on Internet... [ Read full article ]

12 December 2007  3 Comments


Installing Visual Studio 2005 project via EPiServer Manager

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

If, like me you've developed an EPiServer site using their new Visual Studio 2005 Project you may have become frustrated when coming to install it on your Live server using EPiServer Manager. For those of you that haven't, i'm referring to the bit... [ Read full article ]

12 December 2007  0 Comments


Installing Visual Studio 2005 project via EPiServer Manager

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

If, like me you've developed an EPiServer site using their new Visual Studio 2005 Project you may have become frustrated when coming to install it on your Live server using EPiServer Manager. For those of you that haven't, i'm referring to the bit... [ Read full article ]

12 December 2007  0 Comments


Some EPiServerProfile oddities...

by: Johan Olofsson

When building my custom profileprovider, I needed a debugpage to iterate over all properties defined in the profile, and thus used the below code: 1: foreach ( SettingsProperty property in EPiServerProfile.Current.Properties) 2: { 3: SettingsPrope... [ Read full article ]

12 December 2007  0 Comments


Release party

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Are you an EPiServer partner? EPiServer customer? Or just interested in content management in general? Then you are welcome to join the Extension X3 release. The party will take place December 19:th at Porslinsfabriken, Rörstrandsgatan 33. The gat... [ Read full article ]

11 December 2007  0 Comments


The new Visual Studio 2008

by: Tiberiu Covaci

I have just created my first Visual Studio 2008 project, and it was a WCF Service Library. Beside the fact that I was able to create the service within 5 minutes, could as well test it without needing to create a console application and instantiat... [ Read full article ]

11 December 2007  0 Comments


ProfileProvider performance issues - followup!

by: Johan Olofsson

Doing some more digging into this, I found that this situation only happens when using EPiServer CMS5s WindowsMembershipProvider, and peeking inside it's implementation of GetUser() turns out that it calls into the Profile Provider to get at the... [ Read full article ]

11 December 2007  2 Comments


ProfileProvider performance issues??

by: Johan Olofsson

When developing a custom Asp.Net profile provider for the CRMConnector project, I came to notice that the provider's implementation of GetPropertyValues() might be called upto as many as four times for one single web request(!) For example, when... [ Read full article ]

10 December 2007  0 Comments


UpdatePanel in EPiServer CMS

by: Johan Björnfot

In the released version of EPiServer CMS 5 (version 5.1.422.4) there is a problem when using UpdatePanel when FURL (Friendly URL) is activated on the site. The problem occurs because the AJAX callbacks from UpdatePanel will in some cases update th... [ Read full article ]

10 December 2007  4 Comments


X3 RC1

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Extension is now in RC1, and the first partners and clients have started using it. We hope to get some good comments and useful feedback. The official release date is now set to december 19, and we will post an invitation to the release party on... [ Read full article ]

08 December 2007  0 Comments


EPiServer 5 CMS : Visual Studio Project deployed to IIS - Images not displaying

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've recently created an EPiServer 5 project in Visual Studio, then came to deploy it to IIS and experienced none of my uploaded images (and documents) being displayed. At first i thought i'd got my Virtual Path Provider (VPP) settings wrong in th... [ Read full article ]

07 December 2007  0 Comments


EPiServer 5 CMS : Visual Studio Project deployed to IIS - Images not displaying

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've recently created an EPiServer 5 project in Visual Studio, then came to deploy it to IIS and experienced none of my uploaded images (and documents) being displayed. At first i thought i'd got my Virtual Path Provider (VPP) settings wrong in th... [ Read full article ]

07 December 2007  0 Comments


Windows Server 2008 RC1 available on MSDN

by: Per Bjurström

Just go to MSDN Subscriber Downloads and fetch RC1, if you don't have a MSDN account you will have to wait another week for this release. If you're an EPiServer employee you find it at P:\Microsoft Windows 2008\RC1. Also, RC1 of Windows Vista SP1... [ Read full article ]

06 December 2007  0 Comments


Using LINQ to read opml

by: Ruwen Jin

I need read opml and translate it to my objects. Instead of work with Xml Document I use System.Xml.Linq :   using System.Xml; using System.Xml.Linq; ... ...   XmlReader reader = new XmlTextReader(opmlUrl); XElement opml = XElement .Load (reader);... [ Read full article ]

05 December 2007  0 Comments


Labels and branches in Team Foundation Server

by: Peter Hultgren (Sogeti)

(This post comes with a TLDR warning) In one project, we’ve just moved from Visual Source Safe (VSS) to Team Foundation Server (TFS) and its source control. The most confusing thing to me so far has been the difference in how labels behave. Wherea... [ Read full article ]

05 December 2007  1 Comments


EPiServer: Using the new Unified File System

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I hope you find my research on the new EPiServer CMS Unified File System useful. Here are some example code to get you going. The most tricky part is to manually create a page folder if it does not exsist Getting a handle to an existing file:... [ Read full article ]

05 December 2007  0 Comments


Remote Desktop gadget

by: Per Bjurström

A very nice sidebar gadget for your Remote Desktop connections, get it here . Requires Windows Vista ofcourse.   [ Read full article ]

05 December 2007  0 Comments

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WCF And Syndication

by: Ruwen Jin

With Syndication library it is really easy to read and write rss/atom. Here is some code: using System.ServiceModel.Syndication; ... ...   SyndicationFeed feed = SyndicationFeed .Load (new System .Xml .XmlTextReader (textBox1 .Text )); int i = fee... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  0 Comments


EPiServer Globalization and Dynamic Properties

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I had a tricky support case today related to Globalization and Dynamic Properties. I will try to share what I found in the end of this blog post. Background It is a common problem that you start an EPiServer project without thinking of Globalizati... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  0 Comments


X3+Star Community 3?

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Tonight, we´ve gathered some of the most experienced developers to make a quick evaluation on integrating X3 and Star Community. We truly believe that the combination has the potential to be a killer app. Drag & drop community out of the box - is ... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  0 Comments


Reading Scrum Teams from TFS

by: Per Bjurström

Sample code on how to get the Scrum teams for a specified Team Project in TFS using Conchango's scrum process template . Also implements caching. public string [] GetScrumTeams(TeamFoundationServer tfs, string tfsProject) { ArrayList teams =... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  1 Comments

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The ”as” operator in C#

by: Peter Hultgren (Sogeti)

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t see people using the ”as” operator in C# a lot when I read code. It’s a shame, because it’s really nifty. For example, you can use it like this when you retrieve something from the cache: string s =... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  2 Comments

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Multiple File Upload (and Drag & Drop) In EPiServer

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've recently had problems trying to upload multiple files to the file management console in EPiServer 5 CMS. The item in the context menu was disabled and drag and drop wouldn't work either. It turned out the user account i was using didn't have... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  0 Comments


Multiple File Upload (and Drag & Drop) In EPiServer

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've recently had problems trying to upload multiple files to the file management console in EPiServer 5 CMS. The item in the context menu was disabled and drag and drop wouldn't work either. It turned out the user account i was using didn't have... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  0 Comments


Parsing Active Directory Connection Strings

by: Johan Olofsson

Today I had the need to parse an Active Directory connection string ( LDAP://server/CN=Users,DC=EPiServer,DC=Com ) into its various parts and found the little nifty interface IAdsPathName which does exactly this. By using COM-interop this can be... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2007  0 Comments

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My Blogroll

by: Per Bjurström

Thought I share all work-related feeds I have in my RSS reader as of today. If you haven't find a good reader yet I highly recommend Google Reader . Allan on Technology http://allantech.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default http://allantech.blogspot.co... [ Read full article ]

03 December 2007  14 Comments

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My first look at open source code

by: Peter Hultgren (Sogeti)

I’m toying around a bit with Subkismet . It’s a great little tool for keeping comment spam at bay, which is a big problem at the EPiServer site I’m currently working on. It’s also the first open source code that I’ve ever looked into, developed by... [ Read full article ]

03 December 2007  1 Comments


Allowing web editors to add javascript in EPiServer

by: Peter Hultgren (Sogeti)

The customer wanted to allow the web editors to add javascript in the Edit Mode that was then included in the <head> of the page. This is the easiest way I could figure out: 1. Add the following code to the header.ascx file: <%=GetJavaScript()%> 2... [ Read full article ]

02 December 2007  1 Comments

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