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  • Sitefinity Module and WebUI Test Studio

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    WebUI Test Studio is very powerful tool for functional testing of Web 2.0 applications and Sitefinity is one of the leading CMS for Web 2.0 sites. In addition to this, Sitefinity heavily relies on Telerik Asp.Net Ajax controls: building blocks of Sitefinity pages and fully supported test objects of WebUI ...
  • Programming security: Implementing UI

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    [This article is part of the documentation preview for the Programming Security section of the Developer manual. You can view the temporary TOC here]   There is some good news: you can reuse the PermissionsView control and resources from the sample Contacts pluggable module. Since it is ...
  • Programming Security: Using permissions

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    [This article is part of the documentation preview for the Programming Security section of the Developer manual. You can view the temporary TOC here]   We have seen what is the association between a security root and a permission, and how secured modules implement this association. Here we ...
  • Programming Security: Secured modules

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    [This article is part of the documentation preview for the Programming Security section of the Developer manual. You can view the temporary TOC here]   We have talked about the building parts: security roots and permissions. Now it is time to explain how to bind the two things ...
  • Programming Security: Permissions

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    This article is part of the documentation preview for the Programming Security section of the Developer manual. You can view the temporary TOC here In Sitefinity, permission classes work this way: Initialize Request to do an operation You might wonder, how do we request a permission to do an operation? ...
  • Programming Security: Security roots

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    [This article is part of the documentation preview for the Programming Security section of the Developer manual. You can view the temporary TOC here] Security roots are used internally by Sitefinity to link a module provider to Sitefinity's underlying security framework. You don't use it directly. You don't include ...
  • Programming Security: Overview

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    [This article is part of the documentation preview for the Programming Security section of the Developer manual. You can view the temporary TOC here] In Sitefinity terms, Programming Security does not mean building a web application that is immune to hackers. Here, rather, we mean that some users can ...
  • Programming Security: TOC

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    As you might have noticed, another section of our Developer Manual is being out-dated. Namely, the whole Developing with Sitefinity: Programming Security section.   As a side note: what else do you think needs updating? And what do you think of our approach to documenting new features? Do you like the idea that we ...
  • Updated KB articles

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    As I did promise, I updated How to wrap a Generic Content control in 3.6 SP1. It will be included in the documentation as a replacement for Wrap Generic Content Control in a User Control.   There has been some discussion among our team about KBs. The big ...
  • The Simple Control class

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    Well, we said that the documentation is completed, but this does not mean that we can't add new things to it!   [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.] SimpleControl class This is one of the ...
  • Performance Optimizations Part 2 – Cache Substitution Controls

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    In the previous article “Performance Optimizations - Why Output Cache is Important” we saw a brief overview of output caching and how it can help overall performance and experience of our sites. We also narrowed down possible problems that output caching may impose in certain scenarios. In this ...
  • Performance Optimizations - Why Output Cache is Important

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    I’m starting a series of articles on performance optimizations in Sitefinity. In the first article I will explain what Output Cache is, how it works, what options Sitefinity offers and why does it matter. ASP.Net is a great technology allowing us to easily create dynamic pages. Dynamic as opposed to ...
  • The new Sitefinity Web Tests Console Demo

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    The new Sitefinity Web Tests Console Demo you can download from here. We are happy to introduce the Demo version of our new testing tool – “Sitefinity Web Tests Console”. It is based on the same “WebAii v1.1” framework as our Web UI test studio. In order to run the ...
  • How to implement a drop down list or a radio button list as a meta field

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    Since all meta fields are automatically saved and set by Sitefinity, there must be some procedure how Sitefinity can do this automatically. Sitefinity looks for all controls that have id of a meta key and that can be cast to ITextControl interface. The importance of ITextControl interface is that it mandates the control to ...
  • Excel DataSource

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    In Sitefinity, you can bind data to a variety of data sources and one of those options is MS Excel. Although there is no data source control, you can bind a RadGrid to MS Excel programmatically using ADO.NET. The process involves connecting to the Excel sheet, select data, loading it ...
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Sitefinity

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    On the internet, personal information passes between a user’s computer and a website’s server. While some of this information is non-confidential, other information is sensitive. To ensure safety, software developers encrypt information in two ways: asymmetric encryption and symmetric encryption.   In Symmetric Encryption, both parties encrypt and decrypt messages ...
  • Filter Expressions

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    One of Sitefinity 3.5’s new features is Filter Expressions. These enable you to show content based on conditions, such as publication date, category, and the module’s meta fields. All of the Generic Content Based modules, which include News, Blogs, Events and Images and Documents, support filter expressions. To access a ...
  • Change Password and Password Recovery Controls in Sitefinity

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    Although the Change Password and the Password Recovery controls, from Visual Studio, were not included with Sitefinity, you can create them yourself. First, make a user control and place a Password Recovery and a Change Password control on it. In this case, I will call them PasswordRecovery1 and ChangePassword1. Then, ...
  • Forward Mapping, Open Access and Sitefinity

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    In a future release, Telerik's new OpenAccess ORM, which was recently acquired from Vanatec, will replace Nolics as Sitefinity's official ORM. One of Nolics advantages over many ORMs was forward mapping, which allowed the developer to make database tables from classes. This feature is also supported by OpenAccess and the process involves creating ...
  • Google Sitemap

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    There are many 3rd party tools that will make a Sitemap from a Sitefinity site for you. One of them is XML- SiteMaps.com.  To create a sitemap from their site, follow these instructions:   Go to their website Complete the form on page Download the uncompressed sitemap, which is ...
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