Blog entries posted during November 2009

The EPiServer “What’s My Size Gadget”

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Tight deadline for the EPiServer Gadget Contest The following tweet caught my attention today: I quickly realized that I had to put something together – and quickly – if I wanted to be in the competition. And I did! Although my chances of actually... [ Read full article ]

30 November 2009  0 Comments

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Custom scheduled jobs in EPiServer - advanced tips

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

If you are here, you probably know what EPiServer scheduled jobs are. If not, I suggest you to take a look at Ted Nyberg post here Ted Nyberg: scheduled jobs in EPiServer first. If you're still with me, I assume you already have basic knowledge... [ Read full article ]

30 November 2009  0 Comments


Extending EPiServer Categories

by: Frederik Vig

The other day I asked a question on twitter Is there an easy way of getting all the selected categories from a sub-category in EPiServer for a page? If you use CurrentPage.Categories or (CategoryList)CurrentPage["MyCategoryProperty"], you’ll get a... [ Read full article ]

27 November 2009  0 Comments


Removing duplicates from a PageDataCollection

by: Frederik Vig

Today I had to remove duplicate pages from a PageDataCollection. I checked for a method that would help me with this in the SDK, but couldn’t find one. I then went to the Filters namespace to see if there was a filter for this, but no luck. I then... [ Read full article ]

27 November 2009  0 Comments


Changes in Dynamic Data Store

by: Paul Smith

There have been quite a few changes in the Dynamic Data Store since the CTP 2 version was released. Here are the highlights: CreateStore & GetStore The DynamicDataStore<T>.CreateStore,  DynamicDataStore<T>.GetStore and DynamicDataStore<T>.GetStore... [ Read full article ]

23 November 2009  0 Comments


Searching for files in EPiServer CMS 5

by: Mari Jørgensen

Having trouble finding your uploaded files when searching from the File Manager inside EPiServer? Well, here is a quick guide on how you should set it up. Type of files To support search of Office 2007 or pdf files, you need to install the Microso... [ Read full article ]

22 November 2009  12 Comments


Warm up your sites

by: Allan Thræn

Stefan Schackow had a great tip at the end of his PDC session “ Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Core Runtime for Web Developers ”. A beta extension is available for IIS 7.5 that makes IIS automatically “warm up” your web sites before any visitors arrive. This... [ Read full article ]

18 November 2009  1 Comments


Flash and Flash Video EPiServer Dynamic Content

by: Frederik Vig

I’ve extended Allan Thræn’s Insert Flash elements in the Editor as Dynamic Content, to now use swfobject for a more standards-friendly way of embedding Flash. I’ve also added support for videos, by using Flowplayer, which is a popular Flash Video... [ Read full article ]

17 November 2009  0 Comments


Better breadcrumb trail

by: Frederik Vig

I often install the Public Templates when setting up a new EPiServer project. They contain some good code that I reuse in various parts of a new site. One thing that I’ve copied and modified is the code for the breadcrumb (breadcrumb.ascx). By... [ Read full article ]

14 November 2009  0 Comments


EPiServer Tweetup at PDC09

by: Allan Thræn

A number of EPiServer Developers are attending PDC and I am trying to arrange a social event for everybody interested in EPiServer that are attending PDC09. This means you, if you are an EPiServer employee, EPiServer Partner, EPiServer customer or... [ Read full article ]

13 November 2009  1 Comments


The SelectedTemplate and duplicate code

by: Frederik Vig

The SelectedTemplate is used in the MenuList and PageList EPiServer web controls. It is a template used for displaying selected items in navigation lists. This is a nice template to have, but sometimes it is an overkill to use it. Say when you onl... [ Read full article ]

11 November 2009  0 Comments


Who is bad

by: Ruwen Jin

One way to get notifications from EPiServer is listen to EPiServer.DataFactory events. This is great. However this must be done carefully otherwise it will cause memory leaks and other strange behavior on site. When this happens normally we take... [ Read full article ]

09 November 2009  3 Comments

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Specify your preferred external URL in EPiServer

by: Frederik Vig

Here’s a little SEO tip – search engines give you a penalty for having duplicate content. Duplicate content can be different urls going to the same content, eg: http://www.example.com/tags/episerver/sort=newest http://www.example.com/tags/episerve... [ Read full article ]

07 November 2009  0 Comments


Win a Samsung Full HD TV!

by: Mattias Nordgren

Create the coolest, most useful and technically excellent EPiServer CMS 6 dashboard gadget and win not only the distinction in the EPiServer developer community, but also great prizes. Contest deadline Important: we have changed the contest... [ Read full article ]

05 November 2009  0 Comments


MappedPageProvider, Dynamic Content Plugin & Virtual Roles Pack - now on Codeplex

by: Allan Thræn

I finally found a moment to move the code for some of the more used blog posts to Codeplex, where they are being shared as open source under the LGPL License. The Mapped Page Provider , that makes it easier to create new page providers to existing... [ Read full article ]

03 November 2009  4 Comments


Creating classes for PageTypeBuilder in an existing project

by: Erik Nordin

While everyone else is creating cool gadgets fro the new site center I was appointed to update an "old" site with some new functionality. And since PageTypeBuilder was introduced in my EPiServer life, and don't feel like working without it in any... [ Read full article ]

02 November 2009  0 Comments


EPiCode.Extensions new EPiCode Community Project

by: Frederik Vig

I’m a huge fan of extension methods. In every project I have at least a couple of them. Always adding new ones. If you read other blogs you see that I’m not the only one. We all have a couple of classes with extension methods we use in our project... [ Read full article ]

01 November 2009  0 Comments

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