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  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Changes to Existing API

    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. So far, I've explained the why we needed streaming API and its limitations, and then I covered quickly on ...
  • Handling Large Files in Sitefinity (a.k.a Streaming)

    It has been some time since my last blog post. And that is due to our incredible efforts on the next version of Sitefinity, 4.0. We didn't forget 3.x, however, and we recently released a service pack for it. The service pack fixes numerous issues thanks to our community - ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Overview

    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. In my previous blog post, I introduced the problem and explained our approach towards fixing it. Now, I am ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Introduction

    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. Until now, Sitefinity had just one type of binary content. It was saved as a byte array, meaning that it ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Common tasks

    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. I described why Streaming API was needed in Sitefinity, and then I covered on the new API and the changes ...
  • Group Operations Come to Generic Content Based Modules

    Good day to all of you Sitefinity enthusiasts out there. I’m Slavo, a developer on the Sitefinity team and here’s my first post on the Sitefinity blogs. You’ve probably already downloaded and installed the 3.7 release we shipped a while ago (if you haven’t now is a good time). I ...
  • Implementing RSS: a Simple RSS Bare-Bones RSS Module

    Introduction   There has been interest from you about RSS. That is why we decided that a new sample module should be made to demonstrate just that. You can download the module's source code from here.   Overview   Having said that this module is going to be bare-bones, ...
  • Facebook, C# and Sitefinity Integration Part II

    On my last post about Facebook, I showed you how to get started using the popular social networking tool. Though I did get to Facebook integration during my recent webinar, you can get the sample code for Facebook integration here. Before proceeding, please read the Facebook blog post I ...
  • Using "Rad Dock for ASP.NET AJAX" in Sitefinity

    Here is a very simple way on how to use RadDock control in Sitefinity. You can add  RadDock in a .master page thus gaining the ability to "move around" whole sections of controls freely on the page.   How to: 1. Create a master.page file. 2. Add the RadDock control ...
  • Using Telerik Silverlight controls in Sitefinity

    Here are few guide lines on how to wrap Telerik's Silverlight controls so they can be used in Sitefinity. In this example I will use the RadCube and the GridView Silverlight controls. How to: 1. Make sure you have installed Telerik's Silverlight controls and Visual Studio Silverlight Tools. 2. Open ...
  • Showing 3rd Party RSS Feeds

    **Sample Code is Available Here**   Introduction   You can show RSS Feeds from 3rd party websites because RSS Feed data is in XML, so you just need to load it into a dataset, select a table from it, and bind it to a data-bound control. This article will discuss ...
  • Webinar Scheduled - Integrating Sitefinity with Popular 3rd Party Applications

    Another webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, June 4th at 11 am EST. I will be discussing integrating Sitefinity with Facebook, Amazon and other popular APIs. Code samples and more info on this integration is available on my past blog posts. Here is some info about the webinar:   Integrating ...
  • Microsoft Media Player control in Sitefinity

    Creating a simple wrapper for the Media Player is easy. Such control can be used to play *.wmv files directly from Sitefinity Custom/Video library or from outside source - such as physical file or a video streaming web source. The first case is demonstrated in VideoWrapper.   How to:...
  • Google Checkout Integration

    **Sample Code Available Here** Introduction In a basic view, an e-Commerce system is a product list, a shopping cart and a checkout area. Many businesses will provide you with a shopping cart and checkout area. Often, they pass a small fee to your customers for their services. Sitefinity can provide ...
  • Facebook, C# Sitefinity Integration

    **Sample Code Available Here** Introduction Facebook offers a C# API that allows you to display a friend list on your website. To implement this within Sitefinity, you must obtain a Facebook user account, obtain a Facebook API Key, download the Facebook SDK, bind a Repeater to your friend list, and ...
  • How to Implement a YouTube Video List into Sitefinity

    Introduction YouTube, which is owned by Google, offers an RSS Feed of video content from their website. Software developers can subscribe to these feeds, which include feeds by keyword, a user's playlist, and most watched videos. Although there are many feeds you can use, this article will show to how ...
  • How to Integrate Amazon Advertising API - Linq to Amazon

    Earlier, I did a blog post on integrating Amazon Associates API into Sitefinity. Although that widget works fine, what is you want to the product list look a certain way? What if you want to show a specific product based on an ID number, which Amazon calls an ASIN? If ...
  • How to Integrate an Amazon Associates Products Widgets into Sitefinity

    Introduction Amazon.com offers a sales associate service where you can receive a 15% of the purchase price as compensation. By placing a special widget on your website, choosing some products to advertise, uploading a user control with special JavaScript on your website, you can easily use your website to earn ...
  • Hiding Libraries Based on User Role - Part II

    Using a LoginView control, you could bind a RadGrid to a specific library and place it inside of the LoginView's Logged in template. The code below binds a library called documents to a RadGrid, then hides the content based on a user's role:   LoginViewTest.ascx   <%@ Control Language=...
  • Hiding Libraries Based on User Role

    Introduction Sitefinity cannot hide image, document or video libraries out of the box. You can, however, hide these libraries by overriding the library repeater's item databound event, finding the download link and disabling it. Overriding Templates Before reading the article below, please read this article on overriding views. Instructions...
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