Blog entries posted during 2009

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

ASP.NET web site performance

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

I've been working on a site for a tile and wood flooring specialist store recently. That was my first own project on such a big scale. Ok, maybe not so big comparing to projects that I worked on as a Cognifide employee, but still pretty big as a... [ Read full article ]

21 July 2009  0 Comments

EPiServer - hiding 'Workflow' and 'Statistics' tabs

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

When you use edit mode of the EPiServer CMS and select any of the pages then you see 5 tabs above it: "View", "Edit", "Version List", "Workflow" and "Statistics". While the first 2 of them are used frequently and the third one ("Version List") is... [ Read full article ]

15 May 2009  0 Comments

EPiServer - filter page tree view

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

Recently I was working on the EPiServer site that contains dozens of subsections. Every of them is managed by different editor. I was asked to display in page tree view in edit mode only those pages, that editor has editing access. It is reasonabl... [ Read full article ]

15 April 2009  0 Comments

EPiServer rich text editor

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

PropertyLongString and XHTML String are probably the most frequently used types of properties in all EPiServer sites. They are used on nearly all content pages. However I wanted to use the editor control on the standard aspx page. I thought it wou... [ Read full article ]

12 March 2009  0 Comments

TheBugger - to see without looking

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

In my view, one of the most important developer skill is to see without looking. Let me explain what I mean. Assume that we have a piece of code that have some complex functionality. You see it for the very first time and you want to know how it... [ Read full article ]

06 March 2009  0 Comments

The easiest way of editing web.config dynamically

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

Some time ago I needed to update web.config programatically from my web site in order to add my own key to tag. I spent a lot of time looking for a solution on the Internet. I wasted a lot of time trying to reuse existing code from the Web but... [ Read full article ]

03 March 2009  0 Comments

EPiServer online users list

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

Working with the application which is edited by dozens of people makes the application harder to maintain. Have you ever thought about the people that are doing their job editing the site before you start deploy the new version of the application?... [ Read full article ]

27 February 2009  0 Comments

Extended Image Url Property

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

Some time ago I got a request from our customer saying "We have so many images in EPiServer that we frequently choose wrong one. Could you provide a functionality so images are displayed in edit mode?".Sure we can. It's really easy to create own... [ Read full article ]

06 February 2009  0 Comments

Internet Explorer 6 - Web Developers Nightmare

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

I finally have a short break from fixing bugs and writing C# code. I'm creating new templates for one of our products instead. Yeah, I know, developers should not be responsible for html and css stuff. However I do really want to diversify into ne... [ Read full article ]

27 January 2009  0 Comments

Internal server errors handling

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

"Page could not be loaded". "Internal server error". Arghhhh ... When I see such a message on the website I feel like leaving the site hastily and never come back. The worse is when this is a site that I've built ... Ok, I can cope with this when... [ Read full article ]

25 January 2009  0 Comments

Intelligent custom 404 page

by: Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

Have you ever clicked on the link on some page and got beautiful 404 page saying "Please make sure that you have typed the URL correctly"? Have you ever tried to open link that you found in google, the one that you had opened milion times before,... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2009  0 Comments

Marek Musielak (Cognifide)

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MSc Software Engineering
EPiServer certified developer
ASP.NET and C# developer @ Cognifide Ltd



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