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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...