Blog entries posted during September 2009

The latest news from .Net world (September 2009)

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

On the very last meeting of Poznan .Net User Group I had a great pleasure to give 15 minutes talk about the latest news from .Net world. Picking the most interesting news isn't a trivial task. In the end I've decided to mention about following thr... [ Read full article ]

26 September 2009  0 Comments


EPiServer CMS: How to configure Remote Events with many servers and Firewalls between them

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

The Event Management System in EPiServer CMS 5 is used to propagate information that a page has changed to other web servers connected to the same database. This is very important to setup if you have more than one web server or an enterprise site... [ Read full article ]

22 September 2009  0 Comments

Creating a Custom EPiServer Paging Control

by: Frederik Vig

Earlier I wrote about the PageList control from EPiServer, I mentioned in that post that the markup and functionality that the PagingControl renders is not the best. For instance it will not work without JavaScript enabled on the client (for searc... [ Read full article ]

20 September 2009  0 Comments

VPP Filtering

by: Magnus Stråle

If you never heard of it before you can probably stop reading now. If you use it, please let me know. I want to remove this feature since it I cannot see that it solves any real-life problems, but you might prove me wrong. What is it? It is a smal... [ Read full article ]

18 September 2009  1 Comments

Extending search field with suggestion box

by: Frederik Vig

Disclaimer: In this example I’ve kept the code simple to make it easier to read and to give you an idea of how you might approach something like this with EPiServer. This code should not be used in production scenarios since it will use a lot of... [ Read full article ]

17 September 2009  0 Comments

Creating Custom Error Pages in EPiServer CMS 5

by: LBi

I’ve seen many approaches to the common task of configuring an EPiServer site to use custom error pages, but none of them have satisfied my requirements. Here are some you may like to check out: [ Read full article ]

17 September 2009  6 Comments

Parse an EPiServer XHTML property with Dynamic Content

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Render Dynamic Content without the Property control Outputting EPiServer property values are often done using the EPiServer Property control: < EPiServer:Property PropertyName ="MainBody" runat ="server" /> Using the Property control will render... [ Read full article ]

16 September 2009  0 Comments

Parse an EPiServer XHTML property with Dynamic Content

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post explains how to parse XHTML which contains dynamic content in EPiServer so that we can retrieve the actual markup. [ Read full article ]

16 September 2009  0 Comments

Custom styles in Rich Text Editor (part II)

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

It wasn't so long ago when I posted ' How to define custom styles in EPiServer's Rich Text Editor '. A few days ago I was following my own instructions to set up my custom styles and for absolutely peculiar reason Rich Text Editor didn't want to... [ Read full article ]

16 September 2009  0 Comments


EPiServer LicenseException: x.x.x.x is not a valid ip-address

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

I got a support question on this Exception today. First thought is that the ip-address was misstyped or the wrong license.config file was used but ipconfig /all and the IPRestiriction tag in license.config matched! How does EPiServer validate the... [ Read full article ]

11 September 2009  0 Comments

Custom Property: ShareIt

by: Frederik Vig

Update (12.09.2009) Updated the CSS code a little Added new social media sites Changed some of the icons Added Norwegian language support Download the updated code. You’ve probably seen the addthis/sharethis toolbars on various sites that lets you... [ Read full article ]

07 September 2009  0 Comments

Moving beyond the Scrum

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

I used to be a firm supporter of Scrum process. I was deeply convinced that Scrum's approach makes total sense and is the right one. My impressionable attitude has changed with time. Now I see that "pure" Scrum is a quite rigid process which not... [ Read full article ]

07 September 2009  0 Comments

Using OpenID With EPiServer CMS

by: Allan Thræn

OpenID is an awesome idea. Imagine, having a single sign-on from whatever provider you choose, and using that to log in to all your favorite websites. Many sites already allows you to use them as OpenID providers and many more will support /consum... [ Read full article ]

03 September 2009  5 Comments

I am virtually in the role, dude

by: Allan Thræn

UPDATE 2009-11-02: This code for this project has now been moved to CodePlex . Sometimes I wonder if anyone else knows that special feeling. The feeling you have when fingers just start itching and you know you just have to get that great idea out... [ Read full article ]

03 September 2009  4 Comments

HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error

by: Allan Thræn

A couple of times I have now run into this wonderful error after setting up a new EPiServer CMS site on a newly installed machine. However, I don’t think it’s specific to EPiServer CMS – but can occur in any application. The error message... [ Read full article ]

03 September 2009  20 Comments

Removing the Statistics tab

by: Allan Thræn

I’ve heard a couple of people complain that their editors gets confused with the old “Statistics” tab in edit-mode. And I do agree – since that statistics feature was introduced way-back a lot of new cool statistics plug-ins have seen the light of... [ Read full article ]

02 September 2009  0 Comments

Finding the right Process ID to debug

by: Allan Thræn

For some reason my vista loves to have a bunch of  webserver worker processes (w3wp.exe) running all the time, which can make it quite tricky to determine which you want to attach to, when you use Visual Studio to debug your IIS EPiServer site. So... [ Read full article ]

02 September 2009  3 Comments

Long Running SQL Queries and Timeouts

by: Steve Celius

I’m doing some work on a site with a huge database and needed to delete a couple of properties from a page type, which repeatedly gave me SQL timeout exceptions. In EPiServer CMS 4 the timeout could be tweaked with the EPnQueryTimeout value under... [ Read full article ]

01 September 2009  1 Comments

Pattern for initialization of PageData objects

by: Johan Björnfot

When implementing a custom page provider, the recommended way to initialize a PageData object (that is to populate the instance with properties) is to call the method InitializePageData on PageProviderBase. This call is rather costly and includes ... [ Read full article ]

01 September 2009  3 Comments

How to display Dynamic Content without Property control

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Recently I was investigating EPiServer's Dynamic Content a bit. General impression is very positive, Dynamic Content is a great feature. From developer's point of view it's fairly easy to develop custom Dynamic Content, everything works like charm... [ Read full article ]

01 September 2009  0 Comments




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