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  • 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 ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - How to navigate among Views: What are routes?

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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 articles preceding this one, we have seen that navigation between Views differs depending on whether a View to which we wish to navigate is in the same ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - How to navigate among views: What are 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.]  [This post has been updated after the feedback.]   As we have already mentioned in previous article, one does not use postback to change a view, but rather navigates ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - How to navigate between Views: Overview

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]     Before we start to explain how to navigate between Views in the new backend architecture introduced in Sitefinity 3.6 we should recall the typical way of performing this ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - What are 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.]   View is a main building unit of the new Sitefinity backend architecture. If you need to refresh your memory you can take a look at Architecture overview article to ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - Architectural overview

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]    Now, that we have examined the reasons behind the new architecture in Sitefinity 3.6 and that we have determined which parts of backend architecture have changed, we are going ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - What has changed, what hasn’t?

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   So far, we were talking a lot about the new backend architecture introduced in Sitefinity 3.6, so one may easily come to the conclusion that we have changed absolutely ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - The motivation behind the new architecture - what’s in it for you?

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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 very first question we should answer when talking about the new Sitefinity backend architecture is: why? The second one is what do you get if you embrace it. ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - Introduction

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    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.] Almost two years ago, when Sitefinity 3.0 was officially released, the modules that came with Sitefinity were rather simple in their nature. Lead by that thought, it has been decided ...