Blog entries posted during August 2008

ASP.NET and JQuery = powerful combination

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Over last few years number of interesting JavaScript frameworks emerged. My reaction to JavaScript used to be quite allergic, for me there was no such thing like a maintainable JavaScript code. But apparently things have changed drastically. At th... [ Read full article ]

31 August 2008  0 Comments


X3 FIFA´s goal

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

The word of X3 travels fast and this time it took an interesting round the world trip to finally find its way to FIFA. EPiServer UK recommended Swedish-developed module X3 to EPiServer partner Satyam Computer Services in India, who were hired by... [ Read full article ]

30 August 2008  0 Comments


Installing IIS 7 from the command prompt

by: Per Bjurström

When you add the Web Server role in Windows Server 2008 you will end up with a wealth of options. What you could do instead is to run the installation from a command prompt with all the options pre-configured. A very convenient way of installing I... [ Read full article ]

28 August 2008  7 Comments


Show Google analytics in your EPiServer

by: Ruwen Jin

  This is a plug-in that let your editor to see the statistic from Google for each page. To use this module you need a google analytics account installed google analytics code on your site. download module    or source code and use EPiServer Manag... [ Read full article ]

27 August 2008  17 Comments


Simple way to make your plug-in settings editable

by: Ruwen Jin

There is a plug-in manager in admin mode in EPiServer. You can view all plug-ins that you have installed in your site and enable or disable plug-ins. Besides that you can even have your plug-in setting edited there. It is really easy to implement ... [ Read full article ]

27 August 2008  1 Comments


Easy slide show in EPiServer with LyteBox

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

EPiPattern: In this blog post I will introduce FileSystemDataSource and tree handy methods that you should add to your toolbox: RegisterCssFile, RegisterScriptFile and GetPageDirectory. Now and then there is a need to make a slide show in EPiServe... [ Read full article ]

27 August 2008  0 Comments


Using web parts in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

As Stein Viggo points out in his EPiServer on Steroids post, traditional page type templates can limit editor creativity. Having editors enter values for page properties and placing these values within well-defined templates can do miracles for... [ Read full article ]

26 August 2008  11 Comments


Solution to WebResource.axd exception

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I have got several mail about how to solve the issue with the exception "The WebResource.axd handler must be registered in the configuration to process this request" that is quite common to get when you use EPiServer CMS. My earlier hack in my blo... [ Read full article ]

26 August 2008  0 Comments


Pimp up your search II

by: Allan Thræn

A common wish for people owning a web site search engine is to be able to directly influence the ranking - like boosting a certain page for some specific keywords. The built-in search in EPiServer CMS is very plain an d simple and doesn't seem to... [ Read full article ]

26 August 2008  4 Comments


Using web parts in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This article explains how to use web parts for EPiServer templates using the Web Part Framework for EPiServer which is available on EPiCode. [ Read full article ]

26 August 2008  0 Comments


Disabling the RightClickMenu

by: Allan Thræn

Just got a question on how to disable the right click menu (since it can be pretty annoying when developing). First of all, if you just want to momentarily disable it just hold down CTRL while right-clicking or select "Disable" from the Right Clic... [ Read full article ]

26 August 2008  1 Comments


X3 makes it entry into the danish market

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Meeting up with representatives from EPiServer DK, and the danish partner companies, Martin and Fredrik presented the benefits of X3 to the danish audience. The event was held on the fortress “Middelgrundsfortet”. http://www.fortet.dk/ We hope... [ Read full article ]

24 August 2008  0 Comments


X3 leading technology in new package from EPiServer

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

The EPiServer Create+ package has now officially been launched. In the new brochure, X3 is described as “the most revolutionary module in the Create+ concept.” Read the full story here.        [ Read full article ]

24 August 2008  0 Comments


New product website for X3,XEND and XMAP

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

A new product website has been launched. Firefox and Google Chrome is no longer a problem. Have a look at X3, XEND and XMAP at www.cmsapps.net.        [ Read full article ]

24 August 2008  0 Comments


Scrum - why extending sprint (iteration) length is usually not a good idea

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

I have to admit -- I'm a big fan of short iterations and I have plenty of reasons for it! But what does short mean? In most cases 2 week iteration is a good start. You should consider shorter iterations only if rule of having at least four, five... [ Read full article ]

23 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 Comments


Interactive wireframes made easy

by: Mattias Nordgren

A few days ago my colleague beer buddy suggested I had a look at Axure RP - a tool for creating wireframes and prototypes for applications and web sites. Sorry for coming a little off-topic with this blog post, but I guess some EPiServer developer... [ Read full article ]

22 August 2008  0 Comments


Interactive wireframes made easy

by: Mattias Nordgren

A few days ago my colleague beer buddy suggested I had a look at Axure RP - a tool for creating wireframes and prototypes for applications and web sites. Sorry for coming a little off-topic with this blog post, but I guess some EPiServer... [ Read full article ]

22 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 Comments


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 ]

22 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 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 ]

22 August 2008  0 Comments


Interactive wireframes made easy

by: Mattias Nordgren

A few days ago my colleague beer buddy suggested I had a look at Axure RP - a tool for creating wireframes and prototypes for applications and web sites. Sorry for coming a little off-topic with this blog post, but I guess some EPiServer developer... [ Read full article ]

22 August 2008  0 Comments

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iPhone specific EPiServer website

by: Jacob Khan

labs.episerver.com now has a specific layout for the iPhone. If you go on labs using your iPhone or iPod Touch the layout will be altered as a webapplication for the iPhone. The main feature of the iphone labs is the sliding effect inbetween... [ Read full article ]

20 August 2008  7 Comments


Nested groups in Active Directory and EPiServer CMS

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Have you ever tried nested groups in Active Directory (AD) and experienced problems when logging on with one of these in EPiServer CMS?   I came across this problem in a project where I had potentially 2000+ groups which should have access to Edit... [ Read full article ]

19 August 2008  0 Comments


Nested groups in Active Directory and EPiServer CMS

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Have you ever tried nested groups in Active Directory (AD) and experienced problems when logging on with one of these in EPiServer CMS?   I came across this problem in a project where I had potentially 2000+ groups which should have access to Edit... [ Read full article ]

19 August 2008  0 Comments


Run a scheduled job as a specific EPiServer user

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

As noted in my post about how to Create a custom scheduled job in EPiServer all scheduled runs will execute as an anonymous user whereas jobs that are executed manually are run as the current EPiServer user. How to log on programmatically as a... [ Read full article ]

18 August 2008  3 Comments


New Extension 3 release

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

The latest Extension 3 release is now out. Version 3.1.6.8081 for .net 2.0 and version 3.1.602.8081 for .net 3.5 are available for download. They both support CMS SP2 (build 256) and CMS SP3 (build 263). Contact info@cmsapps.net to find out how... [ Read full article ]

18 August 2008  0 Comments


Run a scheduled job as a specific EPiServer user

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post shows how to login to an EPiServer site programmatically, for example to execute a scheduled job as a specific user. [ Read full article ]

18 August 2008  0 Comments


Run a scheduled job as a specific EPiServer user

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

How to log on programmatically as a specific EPiServer user Logging on as a specific user through code is an easy task in EPiServer. In fact you do not even have to know the password of the user you want to "impersonate": 1. Import the... [ Read full article ]

18 August 2008  0 Comments

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International Site Rollout Tools

by: LBi

Here at LBi, we've been rolling out many multi-region and multi-language EPiServer sites. The last few months have seen Sony SingStar (23 regions with 13 languages), Red Bull Racing (English, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese), F1... [ Read full article ]

18 August 2008  2 Comments

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EPiServer, MultipageProperty -- don't use SelectedPages property!

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

I don't know how it works for you, but I can't imagine life without MulipageProperty. I use it in most of our projects and that is great because I love flexibility which it offers. Recently while checking MulitpageProperty source code I found... [ Read full article ]

17 August 2008  0 Comments


How to get the simple address of a page in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

The following code snippet shows how to retrieve the simple address of a page in EPiServer. If you want to retrieve the friendly URL of an EPiServer page instead, please see my post on How to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer CMS .... [ Read full article ]

15 August 2008  0 Comments

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How to get the simple address of a page in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to get the simple address of a page, if any. As it turns out, it's just a matter of getting the PageExternalURL property. [ Read full article ]

15 August 2008  0 Comments


How to get the simple address of a page in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Implementing the GetSimpleAddress() method The following method returns the simple address of a page in EPiServer: public string GetSimpleAddress(PageData page) { string url;   //Fetch the simple address try { url = ( string )page.Property[... [ Read full article ]

15 August 2008  0 Comments

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Issues with .NET 3.5 SP1 and EPiServer CMS 5.1 on IIS7 and how to get around them.

by: Fredrik Tjärnberg

The recent release of .NET 3.5 SP1 has caused some issues for the ones that are running EPiServer CMS on IIS7 (including me and my colleagues on the EPiServer CMS development team). If you run in integrated mode, any static file handled by the... [ Read full article ]

15 August 2008  2 Comments


How to get the simple address of a page in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

The following code snippet shows how to retrieve the simple address of an EPiServer page. If you want to retrieve the friendly URL of an EPiServer page instead, please see my post on How to get the friendly URL of a page in EPiServer CMS .... [ Read full article ]

15 August 2008  3 Comments


Updating EPiServer Version: Login Failed for User ''

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

I've just spent too long trying to upgrade EPiServer CMS 5 to SP2 but kept getting the following error: Login failed for user '' . The user is not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection. Turns out the problem was that EPiServerManager was... [ Read full article ]

14 August 2008  0 Comments


Mary Poppendieck -- The role of leadership in software development

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Recently I keep finding lots of interesting stuff about team management. This time talk of Mary Poppendieck “The role of leadership In software development” came to my attention. I found it on Google's Tech Talks Channel. But what is it all about?... [ Read full article ]

10 August 2008  0 Comments


Building your own Page Provider: Northwind

by: Allan Thræn

EPiServer CMS 5 R2 CTP is awesome! I've now finally found a few hours to play around with some of the new cool functionality and I really like what I see. In particular I've grown fond of custom page providers. It's extremely cool to be able to... [ Read full article ]

08 August 2008  6 Comments


Create a custom scheduled job in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to create a scheduled job in EPiServer CMS. Introduction A scheduled job in EPiServer is essentially a piece of code that will be executed repeatedly at a given time interval, or when an administrator manually executes it... [ Read full article ]

08 August 2008  3 Comments


Create a scheduled job in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to create a scheduled job in EPiServer CMS. [ Read full article ]

08 August 2008  0 Comments


Create a scheduled job in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to create a scheduled job in EPiServer CMS. [ Read full article ]

08 August 2008  0 Comments

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Collected news from Sales dep.

by: Sami Grahn

The Swedish Premium Solution Partner Getupdated developed www.pacemaker.net on EPiServer Community for the Swedish company Tonium. It's an online community where DJ's can create and share their music mixes. The UK Premium Solution Partner LBi have... [ Read full article ]

07 August 2008  0 Comments


X3 presentation at EPiServer Developer Summit

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

System specialist Fredrik Karlsson gave a presentation about X3 when the Create+ package was launched at EPiServer Developer Summit this May. His session introduces you to the concept of X3 and the new way of thinking required when building web... [ Read full article ]

07 August 2008  0 Comments


ASP.NET Web Application debugging and timeouts

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

While developing web applications it's absolutely normal that at some point it's necessary to debug a code to check variable's value, execution flow for some weird input data and so on. Before running application in debug mode Visual Studio will... [ Read full article ]

06 August 2008  0 Comments


Power of the Retrospective

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

After over a year developing a number of EPiServer projects we finally managed to get everyone in one room and do the retrospective. It was great to realize that actually EPiServer team is not so small anymore and that the people did lots of cool... [ Read full article ]

05 August 2008  0 Comments


Windows Vista Activation Problem

by: Denis Yakovlev

Finally I've found the solution of annoying problem with activating Vista. The problem is that you can't successfully activate Vista. The message I always got was "DNS name does not exist." Usually you face it when you install Vista from the scrat... [ Read full article ]

04 August 2008  1 Comments

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EPiServer CMS 5 quick run in Visual Studio

by: Dmytro Duk

It is pretty easy to run a new EPiServer site for development. Just download and install the EPiServer CMS SDK, create EPiServer project in Visual Studio. Now it is almost ready. You can skip the membership and role providers configuration and log... [ Read full article ]

01 August 2008  4 Comments

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