Blog entries posted during January 2008

Opening a new EPiServer CMS 5 SP1 project in VS 2008

by: Steve Celius

When you install a new EPiServer CMS 5 project using the EPiServer CMS Manager, the .csproj file shipped is for Visual Studio 2005 SP1. Opening the project in Visual Studio 2008 will start the project upgrade wizard, which will fail if you have... [ Read full article ]

30 January 2008  4 Comments


No more Remote Desktop /console in Vista

by: Per Bjurström

I installed Vista SP1 the other week and today I wanted to access a server I am setting up by using the /console switch in Remote Desktop (to access the logged in user). But it didn't work, I just got a error "A unknown parameter was specified in... [ Read full article ]

28 January 2008  0 Comments

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About Searching inside Uploaded Files

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

EPiServer uses both an open source library (Lucene) and Microsoft Indexing Service to create the search index for files. In EPiServer 4 was Microsoft Indexing Service responsible for building an index for ordinary files (i.e. the upload folder) an... [ Read full article ]

25 January 2008  0 Comments


Faceted Service Structure

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

This article is a part of the series describing the faceted navigation system for EPiServer that we have developed in Cognifide and that’s already proven to be a robust solution for delivering tagged content a heavy traffic site. The engine will b... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2008  0 Comments


Faceted Navigation Engine Nomenclature

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

This article is the second of a series describing the faceted navigation system for EPiServer that we have internally developed in Cognifide, that’s already proven to be a robust solution for delivering tagged content a heavy traffic site, which... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2008  0 Comments


X3 in the UK

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

The interest for our EPiServer module X3 has started to grow in many different markets. This week we went to the UK to make a presentation to a large potential customer. So far we’ve had several inquiries and we are planning to setup a seminar for... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer and the Visual Web Developer 2008.

by: Fredrik Tjärnberg

I've heard the question "Can we use the Web Site model of Visual Studio to build our EPiServer solution" a couple of times and up until now the answer to this question have been "No!". The reason for this is that there is no way to exclude files a... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2008  4 Comments


WebResource.axd gives 404

by: Allan Thræn

My colleague, Michael Knudsen, has been struggling with a customer & partner for several hours now with an annoying problem on an EPiServer 4.62 site just moved to a production server. Finally, after browsing through half the web and getting... [ Read full article ]

23 January 2008  1 Comments


The challenges of a high traffic site with EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

…with an unconventional approach to data fetching. This article is a first of a series describing the faceted navigation system for EPiServer that we have internally developed in Cognifide and that’s already proven to be a robust solution for... [ Read full article ]

23 January 2008  0 Comments


We are The EPiServer, you will be assimilated. Resistance is futile!

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

This is a slightly dated post (written around November last year), that I forgot to post some time ago, so bare in mind, we’ve already started working on the faceted navigation getting open source status and I’ve updated the first sentece to inclu... [ Read full article ]

23 January 2008  0 Comments


The warm virtual branch; WWI in online servicing

by: David Simpson ( Lightstone )

User needs, be they explicit conscious needs or more subtle undisclosed needs, when interacting with a service supplier vary according to the context of that interaction. Suppliers need to blend all aspects of their customer contact strategy to me... [ Read full article ]

22 January 2008  0 Comments


Upgrading Your CMS Site

by: Mari Jørgensen

  Now that EPiServer SP1 is available, you might want to use the EPiServer CMS Manager to upgrade your site. Keeping that in mind, here is something nice to know. When upgrading you might recieve this error message: 1. In the sites bin folder, che... [ Read full article ]

22 January 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer CMS 5 SP1 has shipped

by: Steve Celius

You can grab it on the Knowledge Center . Make sure you use the new EPiServer CMS Manager. One of the new things in the SP1 release is the Content Channel Service, which can be used to feed and synchronize your EPiServer content from external... [ Read full article ]

22 January 2008  1 Comments


What is and what is not EPiServer CMS 5 SP1

by: Per Bjurström

  EPiServer CMS 5 SP1 is: Based on the same code base as the release but with up to 100 bug fixes Compatible with the release but with some minor behavioural changes discussed in the release notes Shipping vehicle for Content Channels to support t... [ Read full article ]

22 January 2008  0 Comments

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Configure EPiServer File Manager

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I got a question about the File Manager from one of the attendees on my last EPiServer Developer training and I will share my answer with you. You control the name, order and number of starting points in the File Manager for EPiServer CMS 5 by... [ Read full article ]

21 January 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer File links on Vista

by: Ruwen Jin

EPiServer has already a static file handler by default. That is before IIS 7. IIS7 includes a static file handler as well. Right now you need disable IIS 7 static file handler to make EPiServer  file links to work. Here is how:   open your IIS... [ Read full article ]

21 January 2008  4 Comments


Run EPiServer Manager under Vista

by: Ruwen Jin

Manager has a lot of nice features such as install modules and upgrade site. Last time I wrote about install EPiServer manually. But I didn't give it up. Here is how you make manager works on Vista. First of all you need enable windows feature "II... [ Read full article ]

21 January 2008  7 Comments


Google Maps in EPiServer CMS 5

by: RockViggo

The Google Maps integration with EPiServer has been available from the old research site , for some time now. The module lets editors create POI's as pages in EPiServer with rich text formatting. It has never been easier to create professional... [ Read full article ]

19 January 2008  0 Comments


How to unit test an EPiServer site?

by: Peter Hultgren (Sogeti)

I'm currently trying to unit test some classes in my EPiServer site. All I'm getting when running a test against a method that requires database access (ie ALL OF THEM) the testing framework, be it Microsoft's own or NUnit, it just tries to find a... [ Read full article ]

18 January 2008  2 Comments


EPiServer 4.6x: Pages/Images/CSS not displaying on new site install

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've just come back to do a "Phase II" of an old EPiServer 4.61 project and was having issue's with none of the child pages working, or even the CSS being loaded in the CMS area. I decided to investigate the style sheet error in the admin area - i... [ Read full article ]

18 January 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer 4.6x: Pages/Images/CSS not displaying on new site install

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've just come back to do a "Phase II" of an old EPiServer 4.61 project and was having issue's with none of the child pages working, or even the CSS being loaded in the CMS area. I decided to investigate the style sheet error in the admin area - i... [ Read full article ]

18 January 2008  0 Comments


Hiding Category Tab

by: Mari Jørgensen

  Ever wanted to hide the default Categories tab in editmode? Well, with EPiServer CMS 5 and the EditPanel LoadPage event, you can! public class Global : EPiServer. Global { protected void Application_Start( Object sender, EventArgs e) {... [ Read full article ]

18 January 2008  7 Comments


EPiServer Licensing

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I seem to spend my whole life re-licensing EPiServer sites during development, then again when it gets moved to stage and finally production. Each time I go to EPiServer's site and can never find a simple link to generate a licence and always end ... [ Read full article ]

17 January 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer Licensing

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I seem to spend my whole life re-licensing EPiServer sites during development, then again when it gets moved to stage and finally production. Each time I go to EPiServer's site and can never find a simple link to generate a licence and always end ... [ Read full article ]

17 January 2008  0 Comments


Disable URL rewriting for specific URLs

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

There comes a time when you need to prohibit URL rewriting for specific URLs within your EPiServer CMS website. For example, I've implemented an ashx handler that is used to deliver vCard files on our company's web site. If I would insert a regula... [ Read full article ]

17 January 2008  67 Comments


EPiTrace for EPiServer CMS 5

by: Ruwen Jin

Here is the EPiTrace package for EPiServer CMS 5. Download this file (Updated with alt attribute in img tag) and install it by using EPiServer Manager. Then you need run this SQL script against your EPiServer database.   [ Read full article ]

16 January 2008  8 Comments


Too many authentication events

by: Ruwen Jin

Today I got a case where a user reports that their authentication provider has been called a lot. Actually all the time. Since their authentication provider will connect to a transaction server that costs money for each transaction that is not... [ Read full article ]

16 January 2008  1 Comments


Emptying the Recycle Bin in CMS

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Default the "Empty Recycle Bin" only deletes pages older than 30 days (that is default by EPiServer). To delete pages newer than this use the following stored proc: editDeleteChilds'2' where '2' is the pageId of the Recycle Bin. This may come in... [ Read full article ]

15 January 2008  0 Comments


Emptying the Recycle Bin in CMS

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Default the "Empty Recycle Bin" only deletes pages older than 30 days (that is default by EPiServer). To delete pages newer than this use the following stored proc: editDeleteChilds'2' where '2' is the pageId of the Recycle Bin. This may come in... [ Read full article ]

15 January 2008  0 Comments


Configuring Enterprise Sites

by: Mari Jørgensen

The other day I was setting up my first EPiServer CMS 5 Enterprise site, using the following technical note as a guide. I had some trouble getting *internal links to work - *internal meaning links within the same EPiServer database, but on another... [ Read full article ]

15 January 2008  4 Comments


Compare and keep language files in sync

by: Steve Celius

In my opinion, one of the coolest features of EPiServer is the way language resources are handled. The ease of use and flexibility of xml files in the /lang directory is very powerful. At startup, your EPiServer site will load all the .xml files i... [ Read full article ]

14 January 2008  2 Comments


The king of properties - Multipage property

by: RockViggo

On EPiCode you will find a peace of code that I think you would like to use in every project based on EPiServer - the Multipage property . It allows editors to create a list of links consisting of internal and external links as well as pictures an... [ Read full article ]

14 January 2008  1 Comments


Web.config, version control and nice formatting

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

EPiServer has a site tag with a lot of attributes. When you change the web.config from EPiServer Manager or by calling Save on the Configuration class yourself all attributes will be on one looong line (this is default behaivour by the dotnet... [ Read full article ]

12 January 2008  0 Comments


Multiplexing Provider and Security

by: Steve Celius

The Multiplexing providers in EPiServer CMS 5 allows several role and membership providers to be chained together, thus attempting to authenticate and authorize users against different providers. This is very powerful, allowing users from differen... [ Read full article ]

11 January 2008  1 Comments


To limit the number of page versions

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

There’s a smart built-in function in EPiServer that I guess not to many editors/developers use or are aware of. This function is extremely smart to know about and configure as a standard part of a EPiServer project. At least if the site has the... [ Read full article ]

11 January 2008  0 Comments


To limit the number of page versions

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

There’s a smart built-in function in EPiServer that I guess not to many editors/developers use or are aware of. This function is extremely smart to know about and configure as a standard part of a EPiServer project. At least if the site has the... [ Read full article ]

11 January 2008  0 Comments


Ever heard about EPiCode?

by: RockViggo

Hi, all. This is my first post on the Labs blog and I intend to be an active member (ever heard that before?). I wish to dedicate this post to the Community Source found on https://www.coderesort.com/p/epicode/ . EPiCode is a Community Source... [ Read full article ]

10 January 2008  2 Comments


Status property always returns VersionStatus.Published

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

I ran into some interesting anomalies involving "Access denied" when trying to fetch published pages using the GetChildren() method. I tried to determine whether or not a page was published by checking the Status property and making sure it was... [ Read full article ]

10 January 2008  2 Comments


EPiServer CMS 5 and Windows Vista

by: Steve Celius

Personally I haven't installed Vista - yet. Don't know when, but I don't really see the point right now, I've got the tools I need, and developing on Windows XP with VS 2005 or 2008 is slow enough as it is. I bet the Vista eye candy does not exact... [ Read full article ]

10 January 2008  3 Comments


Determine if it is a new page on page publish event

by: Ruwen Jin

When you listen to page publish event sometimes you want to need know if it is a new page or it is a update of old page. One way to do it is listen to CreatedPage event. If one page goes through both CreatedPage and PublishedPage events it is a ne... [ Read full article ]

09 January 2008  1 Comments


Extension X3 for EPiServer CMS 5 released!

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

The first version of Extension X3 is now released. Thanks everybody who has been involved in the project so far. We are continously adding new features and making improvements to make the product even better. We will probably launch a hotfix in Q1... [ Read full article ]

09 January 2008  0 Comments


Scrum for Team System v2

by: Per Bjurström

Scrum for Team System is a free Agile Software Development Methodology add-in for Visual Studio Team System , developed by Conchango , in collaboration with Ken Schwaber and the Microsoft Technology Centre UK . The new version Scrum for Team Syste... [ Read full article ]

08 January 2008  0 Comments


Storing metadata attached to uploaded files

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

Each UnidfiedFile object has a Summary property that you can use to access meta data about the file that is stored in the database (i.e. Author, Category, Comments, Keywords, Subject and Title). These properties can be edited through the file... [ Read full article ]

07 January 2008  0 Comments


Install EPiServer CMS 5 on Vista

by: Ruwen Jin

Prerequisite: Vista IIS and IIS Manager SQL 2005 or SQL Express 2005   Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express A valid EPiServer License. ( You don't need download the Manager since it does not work on Vista . ) Files   Download EPiServer C... [ Read full article ]

07 January 2008  11 Comments


IE popup window disappears while QTP Script Execution!!

by: Lakshminarasimha Manjunatha Mohan

A strange problem of Mercury QuickTest Pro 9.2 with Internet Explorer 7.0 is discussed with solution. Problem: While executing scripts in IE 7.0 if another browser is opened by the script as a result of an operation or test step, the pop up window... [ Read full article ]

05 January 2008  29 Comments


LINQ Extensions for EPiServer

by: Allan Thræn

  The topic of this post is something that in a short time has climbed very high on my personal wish-list for EPiServer. By now Christmas has both come and gone, without Santa dropping off any kind of ELINQ (nice name I thought off, eh) under my... [ Read full article ]

04 January 2008  5 Comments


Refused by SQLExpress

by: Mattias Nordgren

Yesterday I almost killed myself after struggling with an error during an installation of EPiServer CMS on Vista. I got this error message when trying to browse the web site: (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 - No connection could be made because... [ Read full article ]

04 January 2008  2 Comments


ASP.NET MVC Framework

by: Mattias Nordgren

In my past I used to run a consultant firm where I was the lead programmer and for one of the bigger projects I was involved in I used the FuseBox MVC framework in creating a large scale e-commerce solution. This was my first contact with the MVC... [ Read full article ]

03 January 2008  3 Comments


Welcome back!

by: Mattias Nordgren

Happy new year! Today I returned to my work after 5 months of paternity leave. I was properly greeted "Welcome back" by a poster on my desk, put there my boss, Roger Wirz. Thanks for the welcome! So... I 'll keep my day busy with deleting all... [ Read full article ]

02 January 2008  1 Comments

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