Blog entries posted during November 2008

Which EPiServer CMS sites are installed on this server?

by: Per Bjurström

1) Open up the PowerShell prompt from the Start menu in Windows. On Windows Vista you have to right click and select "Run as administrator". If you have a 64-bit version of Windows make sure you select PowerShell (X86). 2) Activate the snap-in... [ Read full article ]

28 November 2008  4 Comments


The threat of public humiliation improves software quality.

by: Fredrik Tjärnberg

It took three days to get all our builds working after Per installed screens for presenting the current build status. If you use Team Build you can use the same build status utility that we use.   For the curious, the screen displays the following... [ Read full article ]

28 November 2008  3 Comments


Tweaking the Image Editor

by: Mattias Nordgren

Now that we've been running the CMS 5 R2 for a while, I would like to hint about a small configuration option available for the Image Editor which comes with R2. With the new image editor we've included functions to crop and resize images. By usin... [ Read full article ]

24 November 2008  0 Comments


Tweaking the Image Editor

by: Mattias Nordgren

Now that we've been running the CMS 5 R2 for a while, I would like to hint about a small configuration option available for the Image Editor which comes with R2. With the new image editor we've included functions to crop and resize images. By... [ Read full article ]

24 November 2008  0 Comments


Please dev's, you are making a framework. Don't use private/internal

by: Anders Hattestad

I admit it. I'm addicted to Reflector. I browse around a lot inside the EPiServer dll's. If you have there is a lot of cool and useful code inside the EPiServer dll's. Many places there are hidden pearls where a developer can extend the existing... [ Read full article ]

23 November 2008  15 Comments


Initial migrating - upgrage from 4.x to 4.62B fails on machine already running CMS5

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

One prerequisite for migrating from EPiServer 4 to 5 is that the site in question is upgraded to version 4.62B. During this upgrade I came across the following error: Running Assembly installer for EPiServer.SchedulerSvc.exe:"Cannot install files:... [ Read full article ]

20 November 2008  0 Comments


Initial migrating - upgrage from 4.x to 4.62B fails on machine already running CMS5

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

One prerequisite for migrating from EPiServer 4 to 5 is that the site in question is upgraded to version 4.62B. During this upgrade I came across the following error: Running Assembly installer for EPiServer.SchedulerSvc.exe:"Cannot install files:... [ Read full article ]

20 November 2008  0 Comments


Installer fails when installing CMS4 on .net Framework 3.0 or higher

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

When installing an EPiServer CMS 4 (using EPiServer Manager 1.3.3.0) on a machine that has .net Framework 3.0 or higher installed the installation manager fails. In order to make the installation complete, rename the folders containing the framewo... [ Read full article ]

19 November 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer and Custom URLS using ASP.NET UrlRouting

by: Allan Thræn

Ever wanted to introduce some special URL handling in your EPiServer web sites, like browsing pages per category by calling mysite.com/Category/[Category To Search for]? Well, rejoyce, cause now it's easier than ever before. Since EPiServer CMS 5 ... [ Read full article ]

19 November 2008  4 Comments


Using EPiServer Virtual Path Provider with file properties

by: Fredrik Karlsson

In EPiServer CMS 5 you can both build your own Virtual Path Providers (from now on simply VPP) for accessing files as well as change the files properties. In EPiServer CMS 5 R2 it is even possible to add these properties to each Path Provider, so... [ Read full article ]

18 November 2008  2 Comments


Office 2007 Mime Types (for IIS)

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

If you can't upload documents of type Office 2007 to your Windows server you might want to check if IIS allows Office 2007 mimetypes! In my case I was running Windows Server 2003 and IIS 5.6. Use this guide to correct the problem: http://www.bram.... [ Read full article ]

18 November 2008  0 Comments


Templated User Controls in ASP.NET

by: Other blog

Good design repeats itself. It works hard to convey a whole, a feeling of consistency. Once you understand a part of such a design, you know your way around all of it. This is often done by repetition, using the same elements, colors, styles,... [ Read full article ]

18 November 2008  0 Comments


EPiCode Awards

by: Dan Matthews

EPiServer Norway are associated with an EPiServer community project called EPiCode which had its annual awards on the 12th of November as part of the Christmas Tech Forum. I was really pleased to see the Module of the Year award went to my pals ov... [ Read full article ]

17 November 2008  0 Comments


Guide: Northwind Page Provider

by: Allan Thræn

Here's yet another movie. This time I've moved one step further in movie evolution and actually created a "talkie". This is a small demo of how the Northwind Database Product Custom Page Provider I've created works. So if you're too lazy to downlo... [ Read full article ]

13 November 2008  0 Comments


Guide: Hello World Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

I just had my debut as a bigshot movie director. Hollywood, here I come. Check out the guide here . Download the code here .   Also, check out some of the other cool guides on http://guides.episerver.com . [ Read full article ]

13 November 2008  16 Comments


LoadBalancing in 6 steps

by: Allan Thræn

Allan: Occasionally I rent out space on my blog to selected guest blogger's. Today's post is by guest blogger and esteemed colleague, Michael Knudsen.   I have tried to make a list of things that must be done to make the cache update work with... [ Read full article ]

12 November 2008  7 Comments


Using EPiServer Custom Page Providers with Extension X3

by: Fredrik Karlsson

Since Custom page providers is the coolest in EPiServer since the first steps towards objects in EPiServer 3.40, I thought I would demonstrate a few ways of using Page Providers with Extension X3. Prerequisites First of, Page Providers is a new... [ Read full article ]

11 November 2008  1 Comments


EPiServer vs. Open Source

by: Dan Matthews

Introduction Interakting use both Open Source and proprietary products to deliver solutions for many companies. We always try to select the best tool for the job, and when it comes to Content Management it is no different. We have a range of tools... [ Read full article ]

11 November 2008  0 Comments


Scrum Dashboard v2.3

by: Per Bjurström

This is mainly a service release, I planned to get some more high-ranked features into this version but I have been busy with releases of our commercial software. New requirements: Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 (included in Team Foundation... [ Read full article ]

11 November 2008  7 Comments


<EPiServer:Property on steroids />

by: Anders Hattestad

How many times have any of you created a function that checks two or more properties and return the first one that is not null or blank. Or even if one property is true, then display another property. And have you ever made a static function that... [ Read full article ]

06 November 2008  10 Comments


Best of PDC 08

by: Per Bjurström

Almost every time at the PDC we talk about watching the best sessions on video when we get home, both for people that missed some sessions or for those of us that weren’t there at all. This time around we collected the top 3 sessions from the whol... [ Read full article ]

06 November 2008  0 Comments

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Trapping Page Expiration

by: LBi

The release of EPiServer CMS 5 earlier this year brought with it a range of additional events that developers can utilize to hook into both the page publication and file publication life cycle, giving much more flexibility and control to extend... [ Read full article ]

05 November 2008  5 Comments

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