Blog entries posted during February 2008

Duplication of associations superclass contraints and more in TMCore07 SP3

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

EPiServer site with TMCore: TMCore07 SP3 and TEM v2.3 During either the convertion from TMCore07 SP1 to SP3 or when I wanted to see what happend when I clicked the Generate Schema button in the Topic map editor, many of the associations got... [ Read full article ]

29 February 2008  0 Comments


Duplication of associations superclass contraints and more in TMCore07 SP3

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

EPiServer site with TMCore: TMCore07 SP3 and TEM v2.3 During either the convertion from TMCore07 SP1 to SP3 or when I wanted to see what happend when I clicked the Generate Schema button in the Topic map editor, many of the associations got... [ Read full article ]

29 February 2008  0 Comments


Windows Hotfixes and Patches Enumerator

by: Lakshminarasimha Manjunatha Mohan

Below is a simple VBScript developed using Windows WMI that can be executed from Windows Script Host to enumerate the installed hotfixes, patches and security updates on any given machine. You might be wondering what for this script is useful. Whi... [ Read full article ]

29 February 2008  3 Comments


Taking Control of Property Rendering

by: Steve Celius

I answered a question in the developer forum today, about the span tags that the EPiServer:Property control renders when you pass it the name of a PropertyString property. The thing is; the Property control itself supports setting a CSS class,... [ Read full article ]

28 February 2008  2 Comments


Export from EPiServer CMS 4

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

As you probably know EPiServer CMS 5 does not encrypt the export packages like version 4 did. You can open them easily and look inside by changing the extension to zip. The export packages from EPiServer 4 is encrypted and sometimes when you try t... [ Read full article ]

28 February 2008  0 Comments


Scrum for Team System v2 RTM

by: Per Bjurström

I was kind of surprised to find that SFTS RTM:d today, I was expecting a release candidate but I guess their role model in life is the Visul Studio team which never seems to make release candidates. Tested the RTM on my VPC and then on the... [ Read full article ]

28 February 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer plugin in a single assembly

by: Dan Matthews

I was writing an EPiServer plugin recently and it was bothering me slightly that EPiServer only supports .ASCX or .ASPX pages for plugins. What I wanted to do was just drop a single DLL file into the BIN folder of my website. EPiServer 5 does have... [ Read full article ]

28 February 2008  0 Comments


The Visual Studio tools for EPiServer on Visual Studio 2008

by: Fredrik Tjärnberg

We have a product backlog item about making our Visual Studio tools for EPiServer CMS 5 support VS 2008. The goal is to provide the same functionality for developing EPiServer projects in VS 2008 as we support in VS 2005. In the mean time, what ca... [ Read full article ]

27 February 2008  13 Comments


Search for EPiServer pages based on properties

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post aims to clearly illustrate a way of searching for EPiServer pages based on property values. By specifying search criteria and a place to start the search you'll get a PageDataCollection containing all matching pages. The concept The... [ Read full article ]

26 February 2008  12 Comments


Get control over your assembly dependencies

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

Suddenly everything stops working you do not have clue what’s gone wrong. You just get annoying exceptions thrown in your face explaining that it could not find a specific version of a DLL or that the located assembly’s manifest definition does no... [ Read full article ]

23 February 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer Manager gotchas

by: Dan Matthews

Just a couple of quick gotchas when using EPiServer manager: EPiServer Manager 1.2x to 1.3.3.0 upgrade: When you try to install the new version you get an option to repair or remove. You actually need to remove and then run the install again. Repa... [ Read full article ]

22 February 2008  0 Comments

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EPiServer CMS 5 SP1 - Hotfix 1 is available

by: Mari Jørgensen

  A lot of you Norwegian developers (and editors) are probably aware of the bug referred to as "the norwegian date problem", officially known as #8099 - Error while parsing a date in Norwegian format. If you have selected Norwegian as your user... [ Read full article ]

21 February 2008  2 Comments


EPiServer Pie with freshly cut MVC

by: Allan Thræn

Or how to integrate ASP.NET MVC into an existing WebForms Web Application Project.   After having studied Scott Guthrie's excellent posts on ASP.NET MVC and attended a pretty good Tech Talk at Microsoft yesterday I decided the time was right to... [ Read full article ]

21 February 2008  8 Comments


Scrum Dashboard

by: Per Bjurström

Scrum Dashboard is a tool we developed internally to make it easier to work with the scrum artifacts in Team Foundation Server, the process template we are using is called Scrum for Team System and developed by Conchango . Due to interest from oth... [ Read full article ]

21 February 2008  4 Comments


Page Mockup - easy creation of page structure

by: RockViggo

One of the things I like the most in my work is to hold customer presentations. In order to make EPiServer look gooood I rely on some small tools and Plug-ins that give me the upper hand and sets the customer in the right mood. Many of these tools... [ Read full article ]

20 February 2008  0 Comments


Windows Server 2008 SP1 already?

by: Per Bjurström

I've been installing Windows Server 2008 on our test servers and I noticed that when you click on properties on 'My Computer' it says 'Windows Server 2008 SP1'. Paul found out why there never will be a SP1 for Windows Server 2008, or why there... [ Read full article ]

19 February 2008  0 Comments


Doing paged searches using System.DirectoryServices.Protocols

by: Johan Olofsson

Problem: Error "The server does not support the control. The control is critical" is returned when trying to do paged searches using System.DirectoryServices.Protocols, for example using the code below: 1: SearchRequest request = new SearchRequest... [ Read full article ]

18 February 2008  8 Comments


Upgrading to TFS 2008 was hard work

by: Per Bjurström

So, finally we upgraded to Team Foundation Server 2008 on the demo day of sprint 8, about 20 minutes into the upgrade I received this error: TfsDb.exe upgrade /server:"XXX" /property:"TFS_SERVICE_ACCOUNT=XXX;TFS_REPORTING_ACCOUNT=XXX;LCID=1033;VST... [ Read full article ]

15 February 2008  2 Comments

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Custom Google: EPiServer Developer Search

by: Allan Thræn

Once again Google has (beta) released a cool utility based on their global search. This time it's the long-awaited custom search feature, that allows anybody to easily build their own vertical search portal, searching just the sites they find... [ Read full article ]

15 February 2008  1 Comments


EPiServer + Picasa = TRUE

by: RockViggo

Norsk Rikstoto donated the Picture Gallery template to EPiCode some time ago. This very cool template creates thumbnail size, preview size and the possibility to download the full resolution picture. It even handles search in metadata of pictures... [ Read full article ]

14 February 2008  2 Comments


EPiServer4 under IIS7 - "missing css syndrome"?

by: Johan Olofsson

If youre experiencing the somewhat classic "missing css syndrome" (Fig1 below) when entering Edit/Admin-mode in EPiServer4. sites runnning under IIS7, make sure that You have enabled custom error pages (Fig 2 below) to be returned instead of the... [ Read full article ]

14 February 2008  1 Comments


Nightly Fun with 301

by: Allan Thræn

WARNING : GEEKY STUFF.   Do you ever have difficulty falling asleep at night, because your brain begins to code the moment your tired body hits the bed? Well, I do every once in a while. And then I know that I can either toss and turn all night or... [ Read full article ]

14 February 2008  3 Comments


Reflect user language in custom properties and plugins

by: Mari Jørgensen

  If you are creating custom properties and plugins, you propably want your labels and text to reflect the language that the user has selected as his/hers personal language.   This can be solved by using a custom Translate method similar to this:... [ Read full article ]

13 February 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer on steroids

by: RockViggo

A template driven CMS with properties for editors to fill in makes wonders for the usability but sets boundaries for the creative mind. The result is often that you got to have templates with multiple properties in order to compensate for the... [ Read full article ]

12 February 2008  12 Comments


Check to see if a page exists for a specific language branch

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Have you ever wanted to know if a specific EPiServer page exists for a specific language? I recently came across an implementation that looked something like this: try { DataFactory.Instance.GetPage(myPageLink, new LanguageSelector( "en" ); } catc... [ Read full article ]

11 February 2008  2 Comments


Programmatically configure customErrors redirects

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

I previously posted a possible solution for handling 404 exceptions in EPiServer websites, but here's an alternative and possibly more elegant way of configuring custom error redirects for EPiServer. What I wanted to accomplish I wanted to be able... [ Read full article ]

09 February 2008  11 Comments


How to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer CMS

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Maybe there are other posts about this, but I thought I'd share an easy way of getting the friendly URL of a page since I've gotten questions about it on numerous occasions: public static string GetFriendlyURL( PageReference PageLink, string URL) ... [ Read full article ]

07 February 2008  9 Comments


Handle 404 exceptions in EPiServer CMS

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

As many of you know, there is a comprehensive 404 handler available for download through EPiCode. However, I just wanted a simple way of specifying a PageID and have that page act as a 404 response. Easier said than done it seems I actually got my... [ Read full article ]

07 February 2008  10 Comments


If you're getting full postbacks with ASP.NET AJAX and EPiServer 4.62

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

After having 1) referenced System.Web.Extensions and 2) added all the necessary entries to web.config, we still got full postbacks when submitting through an UpdatePanel in an EPiServer 4.62 website. The solution As it turns out, the culprit was t... [ Read full article ]

07 February 2008  1 Comments


How to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer CMS

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer, handy for those cases where you won't get automatic rewriting of internal URLs. [ Read full article ]

07 February 2008  0 Comments


How to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer CMS

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer, handy for those cases where you won't get automatic rewriting of internal URLs. [ Read full article ]

07 February 2008  0 Comments

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Make your blog warm with Messenger

by: Per Bjurström

If you haven't noticed Microsoft has added some Messenger presence tools that you can use on your blog, just follow the instructions here and paste the HTML into your profile description. See a sample on the right side here in my profile.  Simple... [ Read full article ]

07 February 2008  7 Comments


Use EPiServer Manager when upgrading to CMS 5 SP1

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

...or read this once you've ignored that piece of advice Eager to update to EPiServer CMS SP1 I got a bit careless. I finished my development locally, published and tested it on our staging server and then finally published it to the live server. ... [ Read full article ]

06 February 2008  3 Comments


Tip of the day: Simplify Testing of Registration

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

Many of us have implemented registration procedures both in generic ASP.NET sites and also in EPiServer. One of the more annoying things when you as a developer or tester works with the registration procedure and have to test email activation. It... [ Read full article ]

06 February 2008  0 Comments


Want to work in the EPiServer development team ?

by: Per Bjurström

I did not realize that we are hiring so many new positions here on the EPiServer development team, so if you would like to join us you will not get a better chance! (The picture is from the kick-off in Åre 2008)     Configuration and Build Manager... [ Read full article ]

06 February 2008  1 Comments

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EPiServer Connect for Microsoft SharePoint Office Server 2007

by: Mattias Nordgren

Release Candidate 1 of EPiServer Connect for SharePoint Server 2007 is out in the open. Logon to Knowledge Center in order to download. The connector module requires EPiServer CMS 5 Service Pack 1 in order to install. The connector module is using... [ Read full article ]

06 February 2008  0 Comments

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Validation of viewstate MAC failed

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

I have just spent too much time trying to find out why the EPiServer CMS solution I was working on crashed with the error message: "Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that <machineKey... [ Read full article ]

05 February 2008  0 Comments


Validation of viewstate MAC failed

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

I have just spent too much time trying to find out why the EPiServer CMS solution I was working on crashed with the error message: "Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that <machineKey... [ Read full article ]

05 February 2008  0 Comments


Performance Tuning and Optimization of EPiServer

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

There are many factors to look at when you want to tune the performance of your EPiServer site. This is the first post about common pitfalls and how to optimize EPiServer for performance. EPiServer and Memory First thing to check is that you have... [ Read full article ]

01 February 2008  0 Comments

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