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  • Products module: Reusing Views

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   With the introduction of the new backend architecture in Sitefinity 3.6, building modules based on Generic Content module became several times faster and simpler. While it was always possible ...
  • Products module: Overview - Building modules based on Generic Content module

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   Implementing Generic Content based module As its name suggests, Generic Content module is a module that was built for working with content in general. Since Sitefinity is a Content ...
  • Sample Generic Content based module: Products module

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]     In this article we are providing a sample Products module which is based on Generic Content module. The Products module supports following features: Dynamic meta fields Hierarchical categories...
  • Command Panel: Automatically generating commands

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]  The automatic command generation, is actually a feature of the Control Panel class and it is not to be confused with Command Panel. The process of generating commands automatically has ...
  • Command Panel: What is it role?

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   Generally speaking (though this is not a requirement) every Sitefinity module has one or more command panels. Command Panel usually consists of several links which allow end user to ...
  • Sample pluggable module: Contacts pluggable module

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   In this topic we are providing sample pluggable module built on new backend architecture introduced in Sitefinity 3.6. The sample module is Contacts module which will be familiar to ...
  • Control Panel: Adding Views to Control Panel

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   Control Panel classes are just root Views in the new backend architecture. Event though, they are somewhat special, they are still only Views based on ViewModeControl base class.  ...
  • Control Panel: Automatic breadcrumb

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   Similarly to the automatic command generation, base Control Panel also provides built-in breadcrumb that is automatically generated from the given View hierarchy.   The breadcrumb will take ...
  • Control Panel: Automatic Command Generation

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   In the previous article we have touched on the benefits of deriving our Control Panel class from the base Telerik.Cms.Web.UI.Backend.ControlPanel class. The first built-in feature we are going to ...
  • Replacing a child view with another one

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.] [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]   We have demonstrated in the previous two articles how one can add a new child view to a View ...
  • Removing child views from the View

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]    In the article preceding this one, we have seen how one can add a brand new child ...
  • Adding child views to the View

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]   So far we have explored various options of mapping embedded templates to external ones. However, the new Controls ...
  • Mapping ContentViewDesigners and working with Presentation Modes

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.] [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]    So far we have seen all the major ways in which one can map embedded templates to use external ...
  • Mapping to different templates based on provider name

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]    In versions prior to Sitefinity 3.6 there was a convention that for each new provider (see this article ...
  • Mapping multiple templates of control

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]   In the previous article we have demonstrated how to map embedded template of a control to an external ...
  • Mapping a control to use external template

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]   In Sitefinity 3.6 most of the templates have been embedded with the assemblies, which means that you cannot ...
  • Introduction to ControlsConfig file

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   [This article requires Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix to be installed]   ControlsConfig file is a new configuration file introduced in Sitefinity 3.6 which allows developers to Map embedded templates ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 hotfix released!

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    It is my pleasure to inform you that we have released a hotfix for Sitefinity 3.6. You can find it in your Client.net accounts. You can also find the zip file named "External templates" which contains a sample ControlsConfig.xml file with references to all embedded templates, together with the actual ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - Control Panel: What is its role?

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   ControlPanel is the root view of every module and it provides the basic user interface for the modules. Module class (class that derives from WebModule) is in charge of ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture How to navigate among Views: How do I pass parameters between Views?

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   Since Views are “disconnected” in a way and one switches them my navigating and not postback, this raises the issue of state. There is no ViewState and there is ...
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