Blog entries posted during June 2009

EPiServer Composer - How to load content functions defined on a different page

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

This in another example of interesting EPiServer Composer (version 3.2.5) use case - on homepage there is a content area called "Bottom Area" which contains number of content functions. I want to display this whole content area on other arbitrary... [ Read full article ]

30 June 2009  0 Comments

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EPiServer/SharePoint Videos Part #3

by: Dan Matthews

The final part of the EPiServer/SharePoint presentation is ready. This part looks beyond the out-the-box capabilities of EPiServer Connect for SharePoint and investigates the ability of EPiServer to integrate with a MOSS Publishing site using a... [ Read full article ]

30 June 2009  2 Comments


EPiServer and ASP.NET AJAX

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Script error after ASP.NET AJAX postback in EPiServer I had two seemingly identical EPiServer websites, each running EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP1. However, on one of the websites a peculiar script error occured after the second postback in an ASP.NET AJ... [ Read full article ]

29 June 2009  2 Comments


EPiServer filter – part 2: create your own filter

by: Frederik Vig

If you haven’t, be sure to check out EPiServer filter – part 1. In one of my project I had a bunch of categories and needed to filter a PageDataCollection to find pages that had one or more of the categories. Out of the box EPiServer has no filter... [ Read full article ]

28 June 2009  0 Comments


Page Type Builder 0.7 - Wrapping and enabling mocking of DataFactory

by: Joel Abrahamsson

Since I last wrote about the Page Type Builder project we have started to use it in a real project. That means that the Page Type Builder project has left the experiment phase and the quality demands are a lot higher. Therefore I’d like to rewrite... [ Read full article ]

28 June 2009  4 Comments


EPiServer Composer - How to figure out which content function is first (or last) within a content area

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

In my previous post ( EPiServer-based site in 4 weeks? )I have presented number of quite high level thoughts regarding our last EPiServer project. In this and a few forthcoming post I would like to focus more on technical details and present sever... [ Read full article ]

28 June 2009  0 Comments

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There has been an addition to the EMVP family

by: Mats Hellström

I just came out from the latest meeting in the EMVP board and this time the choice was very easy. We have unanimously selected Joel Abrahamsson from Nansen to be the next EMVP. Joel has put a lot of effort in to his contributions to the EPiServer... [ Read full article ]

26 June 2009  3 Comments

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A quick tip on postback in a property

by: Anders Hattestad

Two years ago Mari tipped me about a method to disable the popup that appear  with the text “Do you want to navigate away from this page” if you do a postback in the edit part of a property. Today I needed that code and did some searching around.... [ Read full article ]

26 June 2009  4 Comments


EPiServer/SharePoint Videos Part #2

by: Dan Matthews

I have completed parts 4 and 5 of my presentation. These look at the Web Parts that ship with EPiServer Connect for SharePoint and also at Custom Page Providers and integrating them with EPiServer/SharePoint. The links are on my original post, whi... [ Read full article ]

25 June 2009  1 Comments


EPiServer/SharePoint Videos Part #1

by: Dan Matthews

UPDATE: added new videos and re-recorded and re-encoded all videos as hi-res and optimised for smaller file size I have been busy recording a series of videos demonstrating the capability of the EPiServer Connector for SharePoint . They are now... [ Read full article ]

24 June 2009  4 Comments


Trends in Web Content Management

by: Allan Thræn

After a couple of weeks of attending various web content management conferences ( GilbaneSF and Web Content in Chicago ) and talking to a lot of people more clever than I, I figured that a summarizing blog post might be in order. These are some of... [ Read full article ]

21 June 2009  4 Comments


NDC 2009 Report

by: Joel Abrahamsson

I'm just back from NDC 2009 , a three day conference in Oslo which I attended with Kalle Hoppe and Emil Cardell . It has been a truly great experince, much thanks to a great set of speakers such as Robert C. Martin, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, Ma... [ Read full article ]

20 June 2009  1 Comments


Property is contained in a page/control/template that does not have a current page

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

I recently came across a website for a hospital and noticed an error message that seemed familiar: The error message states: [Error: Property is contained in a page/control/template that does not have a current page.] Solution The solution/explana... [ Read full article ]

19 June 2009  2 Comments


A stab at the GoogleAnalytics API

by: Johan Olofsson

This is a first shot at creating a EPiServer CMS module that integrates Google Analytics statistical data using their (Google's) recently published API . The module is released under open source up at Code Resort, https://www.coderesort.com/p/epic... [ Read full article ]

17 June 2009  6 Comments


EPiServer Extension Methods part 2

by: Frederik Vig

EPiServer Extension Methods part 1 From LinkItemCollection to PageDataCollection public static PageDataCollection ToPageDataCollection(this LinkItemCollection linkItemCollection) { var pageDataCollection = new PageDataCollection(); foreach (var... [ Read full article ]

16 June 2009  0 Comments


Labs moved

by: Ruwen Jin

Labs.episerver.com have been move to another server today. We did not move all account with site because we want everyone to begin use their community id. If you have problem with blog please contact me. [ Read full article ]

15 June 2009  3 Comments


Frequently storage of data and invalidating of cache problem.

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

In one of our projects we came across an interesting problem where we had to store data frequently which invalidated our OutputCache and caused a slow site. The scenario was that all users should be able to store bookmarks, contacts and tools (pag... [ Read full article ]

15 June 2009  0 Comments


Raise your quality with easy http-protocol analysis

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

Both Fiddler (shown below) and Firebug can monitor Network traffic from your browser to web servers. I use it as a debugging tool all the time and could not live without it. Discover broken links to images, java scripts, etc in your pages Just... [ Read full article ]

15 June 2009  0 Comments


Page Type Builder version 0.6

by: Joel Abrahamsson

Another week has passed and I have found some time to make some furtherimprovements to the Page Type Builder project which I’ve previously written about here and here . The project, which is now at version 0.6, can be downloaded here . The... [ Read full article ]

14 June 2009  1 Comments


Javascript errors in EPiServer edit and admin mode

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Problem description Javscript errors in the EPiServer UI can produce pretty discrete anomalies, depending on your browser debug settings. For example, the EPiServer admin mode may appear to be working correctly, but you can’t do things like add... [ Read full article ]

13 June 2009  0 Comments


Aggregating Feeds

by: Mats Hellström

I played around with the SyndicationFeed the other day and found that it was really useful in combination with the link collection property in EPiServer CMS. By using the trusty old friend LINQ you can aggregate the feeds, sort them and databind t... [ Read full article ]

12 June 2009  0 Comments


A typechanging ToArray()

by: Johan Olofsson

In my last post, Joining Strings , I showed how a small extension to the IEnumerable<T> type can come in handy to ease the task of joining a string together from an enumerations of complex types. Another little nifty trick is to define a universal... [ Read full article ]

12 June 2009  1 Comments


Joining strings

by: Johan Olofsson

I often face a situation where I want to “join” a string together using some separator, but have an enumeration of complex items. Say for example that I have an array of Contacts, each consisting of a firstname and a lastname, something like this:... [ Read full article ]

11 June 2009  2 Comments


WikiX update and Relate integration

by: Jacob Khan

WikiX is the open source Wiki solution based on EPiServer CMS. It is available on codeplex and our first beta release was made in December 2008. Allan Thraen has previously blogged about some of the features in WIkiX and so have I. Five months lat... [ Read full article ]

11 June 2009  2 Comments


Performance: How to disable keyword indexing in SP2

by: Per Bjurström

EPiServer CMS indexes content in properties for two purposes, one of them is to extract links and the other is to extract keywords for the internal search engine. If you don’t use the internal search engine the server does a lot of work and fills ... [ Read full article ]

08 June 2009  0 Comments


Performance: How to disable keyword indexing in SP2

by: Per Bjurström

EPiServer CMS indexes content in properties for two purposes, one of them is to extract links and the other is to extract keywords for the internal search engine. If you don’t use the internal search engine the server does a lot of work and fill... [ Read full article ]

08 June 2009  0 Comments


Performance: How to disable keyword indexing in SP2

by: Per Bjurström

EPiServer CMS indexes content in properties for two purposes, one of them is to extract links and the other is to extract keywords for the internal search engine. If you don’t use the internal search engine the server does a lot of work and fills ... [ Read full article ]

08 June 2009  0 Comments


Move built-in property to another tab when editing

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

One of our customers required that we limited access to the Advanced Information tab in edit mode for normal editors. A reasonable requirement but how do you enable normal editors to adjust the sort order? The answer is to move these built-in... [ Read full article ]

08 June 2009  0 Comments


Improvements to the PageTypeBuilder project - Version 0.5

by: Joel Abrahamsson

About a week ago I wrote about, and offered download of, an experimental project called PageTypeBuilder which enabled page type inheritance and strongly typed property access. Since then I’ve done some refactoring and I have also added quite a lot... [ Read full article ]

07 June 2009  4 Comments


Are you safe? Dangers of XSS…

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

If you allow the visitors of your site to contribute, for example with a simple comment this textbox, you take the risk that a malicious user inject evil code in a comment. This evil code is then executed in the browser by your sites’ ordinary... [ Read full article ]

03 June 2009  0 Comments


The Web just got a little bit more Semantic

by: Mats Hellström

I got invited by the IKS-project in Salzburg to participate in their Requirements Workshop. So I went there last week with my friend and colleague Jacob Khan for two days packed with information. There were more than 50 other CMS systems present a... [ Read full article ]

02 June 2009  0 Comments


Strongly typed property access and page type inheritance - again

by: Joel Abrahamsson

There has been quite a lot of talk about strongly typed property access lately. There has also been a few very interesting blog posts about how to achieve both strongly typed property access and page type inheritance. Fredrik Tjärnberg has develop... [ Read full article ]

01 June 2009  12 Comments

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