Blog entries posted during December 2009

Updated QuickWatchGadget

by: Allan Thræn

I just followed the few basic steps suggested by Cristian, did a bit of basic trouble-shooting and voila – an updated version of the QuickWatchGadget is ready for CMS 6 RC1 (And hopefully also for the final release). It’s an easy install – just... [ Read full article ]

29 December 2009  1 Comments


Easy Enum property for EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

One of the most frequently and eagerly used programming constructs of the Microsoft.Net Framework is Enum. There are several interesting features that make it very compelling to use to for all kinds of dropdowns and checklists: The bounds factor –... [ Read full article ]

26 December 2009  0 Comments


Part 8: Preparing for launch – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

This is the last part of Create an EPiServer site from scratch. We’ve come a long way, almost finishing our site! What we have left is doing some testing and deploying it to our production server. Client side performance testing When doing... [ Read full article ]

24 December 2009  0 Comments


Upgrading to CMS 6 RC1

by: Per Bjurström

EPiServer CMS 6 RC1 supports upgrading from EPiServer CMS 5 R2, we have tested a couple of internal customers like EPiServer World and external customers that donated a copy of their site to us. The upgrade process does a few notable things: XForm... [ Read full article ]

23 December 2009  0 Comments


Upgrading to CMS 6 RC1

by: Per Bjurström

EPiServer CMS 6 RC1 supports upgrading from EPiServer CMS 5 R2, we have tested a couple of internal customers like EPiServer World and external customers that donated a copy of their site to us. The upgrade process does a few notable things: XForm... [ Read full article ]

23 December 2009  0 Comments


Upgrading to CMS 6 RC1

by: Per Bjurström

EPiServer CMS 6 RC1 supports upgrading from EPiServer CMS 5 R2, we have tested a couple of internal customers like EPiServer World and external customers that donated a copy of their site to us. The upgrade process does a few notable things: XForm... [ Read full article ]

23 December 2009  0 Comments


How to get started developing with EPiServer CMS

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I got a question in the mail today how to get started with EPiServer CMS as a developer. Here are my tips: Register at world.episerver.com with your work email address. Start by downloading and installing "EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2" plus SDK on a... [ Read full article ]

23 December 2009  0 Comments


Page Objects in EPiServer CMS 6

by: Paul Smith

Another new exciting feature in CMS 6 (RC onwards) is the joining of forces between CMS pages (PageData) and objects that can be stored in the Dynamic Data Store, a.k.a. Page Objects. Of course this can be handled manually by the programmer by... [ Read full article ]

22 December 2009  0 Comments


Dynamic Data Store Feature List in EPiServer CMS 6 Release Candidate

by: Paul Smith

The EPiServer CMS 6 Release Candidate is quite near now so I wanted to list the features in the Dynamic Data Store that have made it this far. Saving Data + Save compile-time typed data (normal .NET classes) + Save runtime typed data (using... [ Read full article ]

22 December 2009  0 Comments


Debugging “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation”

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I got a question how to find what was wrong when you only got an error “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. [The server committed a protocol violation The server response was: …]” from a junior developer and I want to share m... [ Read full article ]

22 December 2009  0 Comments


Part 7: Creating the Sitemap page – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

We’re soon ready to launch or site. One thing that is missing is the Sitemap page. This is a page that will help our users find what they’re looking for, and give them a nice overview of the site structure. Create a new page type with these settin... [ Read full article ]

22 December 2009  0 Comments


Winners of the Gadget Contest Open Gadgets class (EPiServer employees)

by: Mattias Nordgren

Last Friday Peter Larsson, the CEO of EPiServer, announced the winners of the Open Gadgets class for EPiServer employees. Note: EPiServer employees competed in their own class; the Open Gadgets class . 1st Prize Jury motivation: "Great example how... [ Read full article ]

21 December 2009  0 Comments


EPiServer with developers on both x32 and x64

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

Today’s tip is for all of you who want to share the same web.config among all developers in a project so you can check-in and handle changes in your Source Code Control Repository. EPiServer installation directory and web.config You might have... [ Read full article ]

19 December 2009  0 Comments


Part 6: Creating the XForm page – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

The XForm page will help our editors collect data from their users. Editors can easily customize their forms the way that they want, and decide how to store the data (in a database, by email etc). Lets create a new page type. using EPiServer.Core;... [ Read full article ]

19 December 2009  0 Comments


Create a new EPiServer page using PageTypeBuilder

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Create a new page without PageTypeBuilder To create an EPiServer page without PageTypeBuilder, check out my post on how to create and publish a page programmatically in EPiServer . Create a new page with PageTypeBuilder To be able to create a new... [ Read full article ]

17 December 2009  0 Comments

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Set the default language in EPiServer

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Specify language for a domain in EPiServer You can set the default language in EPiServer on a per-domain basis by adding a <siteHosts> element to your configuration: < site description ="My website" ... > < siteHosts > <!-- Use swedish as the... [ Read full article ]

16 December 2009  0 Comments

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Part 5: Creating the search page – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

Today we’re implementing our sites search page. This will be a very standard search page with nothing fancy. Instead I’ve included some links that’ll help you extend this search page even more. Quick search We already have the markup for the quick... [ Read full article ]

16 December 2009  0 Comments


Which EPiServer topics interest you?

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Vote for your favorite subjects Writing articles is more fun when you know there are people besides yourself that have an interest in them! :) Help me out by letting me know what kind of EPiServer posts you would like to see!   Other ideas for... [ Read full article ]

14 December 2009  0 Comments

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Part 4: Creating the standard page – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

In this part we’re going to create the standard page. We’ll use this page type for most of our site, from news to other stuff. As always start by taking a look at what you’re about to implement: style.html. It contains all the common scenarios tha... [ Read full article ]

13 December 2009  0 Comments


Latest buzz from the EMVP board

by: Mats Hellström

During the latest EMVP board meeting we came to the unanimous and easy decision that Frederik Vig should be promoted to EMVP. With a bunch of extremely useful blog posts where his latest one about how to get started with EPiServer development shou... [ Read full article ]

11 December 2009  2 Comments

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Office 2007 files behaves as compressed folder

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

One of our customers had a problem with Office 2007 files opening as zip files in IE8. The files opened as expected for Firefox users. In addition, everything works fine in the test environment (including IE8). If you are experiencing the same... [ Read full article ]

11 December 2009  0 Comments


Part 3: Creating the start page – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

In this part we’re creating the start page for our site. Lets start by taking a look at the page we’re implementing. We have one featured news story at the top, followed by a list of 4 news stories. Lets start with that. Create the page type, by... [ Read full article ]

10 December 2009  0 Comments


Translate custom tab names in EPiServer CMS

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Localize tab names in EPiServer I usually name all properties, page types, tabs etc in English. I then create an XML file in the lang folder called mysitename UI.XML. To have tab names appear in the correct language (the language chosen by the use... [ Read full article ]

09 December 2009  0 Comments

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Introduction to the PageTypeBuilder project

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

An introduction to Joel Abrahamsson's PageTypeBuilder project for EPiServer. Here I go through the basics of defining a strongly typed page type including page type inheritance. [ Read full article ]

08 December 2009  0 Comments


How to set up an EPiServer website

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post mainly aims to complement Frederik Vig’s posts on setting up a new EPiServer site with some comments and pointer that I find valuable. [ Read full article ]

08 December 2009  0 Comments


How to set up an EPiServer website

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Comments to Frederik Vig’s blog series Frederik Vig in Norway has started publishing an excellent blog post series on how to set up an EPiServer site from scratch . This post mainly aims to complement Frederik’s posts with some comments and pointe... [ Read full article ]

08 December 2009  0 Comments

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Extending PageData with some cool Html Helpers

by: Frederik Vig

I’ve been reading up on ASP.NET MVC recently. One of the things I love about ASP.NET MVC is the control we as developers have over our markup. ASP.NET MVC doesn’t use server controls, instead it relies heavily on extension methods for generating... [ Read full article ]

07 December 2009  0 Comments


Part 2: Creating a foundation – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

In this part we’re going to build our sites foundation. The first thing we’re going to do is take a look at the ready made template that we’re tasked with implementing. This is the template that we’re going to implement: Jungleland. Go over and ta... [ Read full article ]

07 December 2009  0 Comments


Part 1: Setting up the development environment – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

In this first part I’m taking you through setting up everything on a new computer. Most likely you’ll have done some of this before, in that case feel free to skip to the parts that interest you. If all this is new to you, I would install everythi... [ Read full article ]

04 December 2009  0 Comments


Introduction – Create an EPiServer site from scratch

by: Frederik Vig

This is the first post in a special Christmas blog series. The series will consist of 9 posts (including this), showing you how to create an EPiServer site from scratch! I’ll update the code along the way, completing it all with the last post (the... [ Read full article ]

01 December 2009  0 Comments

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