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  • Control designer for user control - the one that actually works

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    In the HOW TO: Create control designer for user control post I have very nicely explained everything, except that I have zipped completely wrong files. I am really sorry for that and apologize to anyone who ran into problems and frustration with that code sample. On the bright side, it ...
  • Sitefinity 3.2 Service Pack 2 released

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    In case you've missed the post on the forum, we have released Service Pack 2 for Sitefinity 3.2 on Friday. As usually, not to repeat ourselves the full info about the release, installation instruction, known issues and of course the download link you can find at the forum announcement here...
  • ArchiveControl workaround - per popular demand

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    We’ve had archive control as a Sitefinity built in control for a brief time, however there were some performance issues with it, so we took it out - until we get time to rebuild it. We’ve got quite a few complaints about removing that control and most of the people ...
  • RegisterRequiresControlState Error + Workaround

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    Thanks to our great community we have discovered a hard-to-track bug that happens on websites with a greater amount of traffic. Since you may be experiencing this bug as well, we’ve decided to publish the workaround here on the blog as well as some background. The error manifests itself every ...
  • Thank you Joseph

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    As many of you have discovered, Events module did not make it to the developers documentation. We've tried to squeeze it in, but there was simply no time. So to all of you trying to develop something against the Events module I'd like to point out the walkthrough we've received from Joseph ...
  • HOW TO : create a control designer for user controls

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    [UPDATE: problems reported in the comments below this post have been fixed and files for download have been updated] As you may have noticed on some of our controls, when you edit them in a page editor, there are two modes for editing the control (or setting the properties). There ...
  • Service pack 1 for Sitefinity 3.2 out

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    I am really glad to inform everyone that we have released Service Pack 1 for Sitefinity 3.2 version. Ton of issues have been fixed, and most of the medium trust issues - which I am sure will be a really good news to everyone taking advantage of our deal with ...
  • Sitefinity on DiscountASP.NET

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    As it is painfully obvious from the absence of new post, I am really busy these days working on the upcoming Service Pack for Sitefinity 3.2. So, until I get back and continue the started series and start some new projects on the blog I've been thinking about for a ...
  • Sitefinity 3.2 official release out

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    Sitefinity 3.2 has been officially released. I have already wrote extensively about this release and the only thing left is to point you to the official announcement with release notes and instructions for download and installation. Enjoy! http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/support-forum-thread/b1043S-bcehhe.aspx
  • Sitefinity 3.2 BETA out!

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    I am very pleased to announce that few minutes ago we have released Sitefinity 3.2 BETA. The official announcement together with known issues, installation notes and other valuable information you can find on our forums. Sitefinity 3.2 is a very ambitious release, which you will undoubtedly see from the ...
  • New Telerik blogs running on Sitefinity!

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    Telerik blogs, over at blogs.telerik.com have been revamped and are now running on Sitefinity. If you've ever wondered how would Sitefinity handle lots of bloggers, posts and visitors that's a perfect place to check it out. From what I am gathering our colleagues in other teams are quite satisfied with ...
  • Reality check: name one thing that really annoys you about Sitefinity

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    I am quite sure you are all aware of my passion for Sitefinity. I’ve made myself quite clear on that over the 52 posts I’ve written on this blog so far. The problem with my infatuation, like with any other infatuation, is that I have hard time seeing what’s not ...
  • Sitefinity Social Network Platform (part 2): setting up public side membership

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    We've left the SNP project a week ago with defined basic action plan. In this, second, part we are going to set up basic functionalities for public membership (I’ll use term public membership for working with members that don’t have access to Sitefinity admin area). In this post we are ...
  • Sitefinity intra-site modules with Visual Basic .NET: The even more unbearable Lightness of Development

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    As promised I am posting a sample of Sitefinity intra-site module in Visual Basic .NET. You can download the sample from here, and for the explanations and installation instructions please refer to the C# version post, because the instructions are identical. I’ll be publishing the video soon, but ...
  • Sitefinity 3.2 coming soon (yes, that means there is a little delay)

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    The new release of Sitefinity is approaching, so I thought I may explain what we have in store for you. I am afraid I have some unpleasant news, so I just as well may start with those. First, we are expecting a two weeks delay on the release, which means ...
  • New, improved, way of instantiating templates in Sitefinity controls

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    Though, this method has been incorporated in Contacts module (ContactsList and SingleContact controls), I haven't talked about it yet. You can use this method for administrative or public controls (it comes especially handy with public controls). I'll explain the concept here for the public control (for admin controls the method ...
  • Sitefinity Social Network Platform (part 1): Rudimentary specs and ideas

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    Welcome to the first post in the Sitefinity SNP series. In this post I will explain the basic plan of action for building a Sitefinity SNP. Though Sitefinity Social Network Platform sounds as something very complex, the basic idea of it (and of the most other the social networks) is ...
  • Sitefinity SNP (social network platform) project

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    I am just starting a new post series which I've decided to creatively name „Sitefinity SNP“ or Sitefinity Social Network Platform. In this series of posts I am going to build a collection of user controls, custom controls (.dlls) and modules which will provide Sitefinity with the functionality of social ...
  • Tip : displaying default text for empty controls

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    One of our users has asked how to display a default text for empty control when editing page in Sitefinity. The scenario is following: you have created a custom control, user drags it onto the page and because no properties have been set, user only sees blank space. What we ...
  • Sitefinity intra-site modules: The Unbearable Lightness of Development

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    As I have promised in my last post, I have created a Contacts module (previously developed as pluggable module) as an intra-site module. Though, I've said I'll make a post series out of it, creating an intra-site module in Sitefinity is so simple that I can't see how would I ...